Marissa Kendrick is an entrepreneur, artist, designer, and humanitarian.  Inspired by art, story telling and a desire to empower others in their life journey, Marissa Kendrick founded the Deleay Lashay brand in 2010.

Marissa’s story is unique.  Originally from Gary, Indiana, she moved to Chicago where she attended Columbia College and the Illinois Institute of Art.  In addition to founding the Deleay Lashay brand, she also founded the Deleay Lashay 3 Day summer camp.  She has facilitated a series fashion productions, pop up shops, showcases and gallery openings.Marissa has travelled with her brand to Milan, Italy, New York, Chicago, Miami, Washington D.C., California, and has also been featured at the Black Women’s Expo, Essence Festival, and more.

In 2012, Marissa was selected as the winner of the Olympic Design Team and offered a scholarship and trip to Milan, Italy where she attended NABA University which is internationally ranked among the world’s best design schools.  With an extensive background in Fine Arts, Performance Art, and Fashion Design, her work is a combination of mixed media, bold illustrations, creative writing and visual art.