On a nice Saturday you’ll probably catch an ear-full from a short, exotic looking, loudmouth outfielder - meet Kanyessa McMahon, Lower East Side softball legend and multimedia guru. Born in New York City, but cultivated in London and Los Angeles, her habitat consists of the land below 13th street, and rarely will she venture into foreign territory uptown (unless it is for work) or on the subway.
Kanyessa's bachelor of arts in photography from Pratt Institute and her two graduate degrees from New School in Media Studies and Media Management make her a triple threat in the ever-changing world of mass media.
Kanyessa has 12+ years of experience working with the world’s leading brands in sports, lifestyle, and youth culture; helping to shape their voice and create authentic content and marketing campaigns that have been highly successful.
Her experience producing 450 digital films between Nike and adidas globally with top-tier athletes and entertainers is where she really cut her teeth. Her other clients have included YouTube, Capitol Records, iamOTHER, Estee Lauder, (RED) amongst others.
In 2019 the documentary she directed for “Queen Naija: A Way Out” for Capitol Records an YouTube, which won both a Silver Music Clio and was also named a Webby Honoree, recognizing her unique perspective and storytelling.
When not working McMahon is busy basking in the companionship of her husband Liam, her son Daschel Tennessee Sharkey.