Who We Are
WE MUST BE BOLD REPRESENTS SHARED EXPERIENCES.
By that, we mean we represent the shared experience of more than twenty years of community organizing, civic engagement, advocacy, research, marketing, production, and design leadership—all key ingredients in community design.
We are a director-level team of creatives:
President & Chief Creative Officer
Los Angeles, CA
Sheharazad Fleming is a communications strategist, creative director and design educator. Her core competencies include strategic comms, branding and design, content development and visual storytelling. Throughout her career, she has successfully led creative teams in agency and in-house settings, focusing on the civic, academic, healthcare, and nonprofit sectors. She has served as the Director of Digital Design and Marketing for the City of Los Angeles, Office of the LA Mayor, as well as the Creative Director for the University of Southern California and Otis College of Art and Design.
Sheharazad draws on her professional experience to teach undergraduate courses in Design Thinking and Brand Strategy and also serves as our Chief Creative Officer for The Great Discontent, a platform that amplifies the work of emerging artists and under-represented creative communities.
Chief of Staff
Cathy Harrison oversees client accounts and internal operations. She has managed community design projects and marketing initiatives for brands and non-profit organizations for 20 years. Her commitment to her clients and their communities has resulted in many long-standing relationships and sometimes ongoing multiple community projects per client.
Her work has been awarded a WOMMIE, Gold Effie, Reggies and was named Campaign of the Year, Influencer Marketing by Adweek in 2021.
Director of Creative
Los Angeles, CA
Director of Research
New York, NY
Director of Community
& Social Engagement
Sara Kim leads social strategy and engagement in WMBB community projects. Her varied background ranges from earning a law degree at the University of Texas School of Law, almost a decade working in victim services for non-profits and in the government sector, fundraising and development, community liaison and contracts coordinator, personal and professional social media management and content creation, as well as marketing strategy in hospitality.
Beyond WMBB, she serves on the Marketing Committee for the Center for Child Protection, as an Ambassador for Asian Family Support Services of Austin, as a Co-Organizer for Austin Bakes and The Big Bake Sale for Social.
Our Legacy-Founder Hugh Weber
Sioux Falls, SD
Hugh Weber, the CEO and founder of WE MUST BE BOLD and publisher of The Great Discontent, passed away on March 15th, 2023. He was a beloved mentor, colleague, friend, father, husband, and more. He founded WMBB with the vision of blending thoughtful design and strategy to create a true sense of belonging and community. Many relied on his counsel to move through pivotal career moments.
Hugh’s impact on the creative community continues and his vision inspires and guides our work everyday.
A network theorist, community organizer, and strategic advisor, Hugh spent more than a decade leading political campaigns throughout the country before he founded OTA, a cultural organization focused on connecting creative disciplines across North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. In 2019, he launched WE MUST BE BOLD and acquired The Great Discontent, a platform that amplifies the work of emerging artists and under-represented creative communities. In 2022, he was appointed Creative in Residence at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
Throughout his career, Hugh worked on community-focused projects with partners including Microsoft, Paramount Pictures, Carnival Cruise Lines, Nokia, and Ford and his work with clients has been featured by CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, The Washington Post, The Kelly Clarkson Show, The View, Forbes, Glamour, Chicago Tribune, Pregnancy Magazine, the Grant County Review, and more.
He served on the National Board of AIGA, the professional organization for design, and the advisory board for Design for America, a network of campus studios that harness design for social impact.
Our team will be forever grateful to have worked so closely with Hugh and as we continue to honor his legacy, we share tributes and acknowledgements of his work, as shared by others:
David Jon Walker
Writer & Editor
Creative Talent and Copywritter
Curriculum and Copywritter
Culinary Talent and Creative
Web Design and Development