listed alphabetically by last name

Andy Fry

Creative Director

Andy is an artist, designer and musician. He specializes in collaborative design, frequently synthesizing diverse opinions from numerous stakeholders into singular, coherent outcomes. In addition to his work as creative director at Big Car, he has maintained his own design practice for over 15 years. He has a BFA in painting and a BA in philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Amber Janzen

Placemaker/Planner in Residence

Amber serves as the placemaker/planner for Big Car Collaborative. She is extremely passionate about the well being of cities, especially Indianapolis. Amber received her masters in urban and regional planning at Ball State University where she also studied anthropology and sustainability as an undergraduate. She incorporates her understanding of social justice, culture and sustainability into her thinking as a placemaker.

Oreo Jones

Staff Artist/Listen Hear

Oreo Jones (Sean Smith) is that pair of Air Jordans too scuffed up to wear in public, but you do it anyway because they still feel right. Hailing from Warsaw, Indiana, Jones has made Indianapolis his creative mecca. A multi-talented artist who delves into sound, music, and visual experimentation, Jones shares and expand the minds of people in surrounding neighborhoods, while helping the city grow.

Eduardo S. Luna

Staff Artist

Born in Mexico, raised in the Midwest, Eduardo is passionate about bringing the two cultures together. He is a founding member of NOPAL Cultural Center, a Latino-American arts organization. He also manages events and appearances of his friend El Camaron Electronico, a luchador whose mission is to bring culture to the community.

Derek Lund

Business Manager

Derek is an Indianapolis native who is currently in school for accounting and business administration. When he does find time to spare Derek enjoys listening to any podcast that he comes across as well as working toward his goal of petting every dog in town.

Shauta Marsh

Chief Curator/ Co-Founder

Shauta Marsh is a co-founder of Big Car. From 2011-2015 she was executive director of the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA). There she curated and/or organized more than 40 exhibitions including LaToya Ruby Frazier and Tony Buba:Inheritance, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Mound At Large, Richard Mosse:Fermata, etc. She returned in March 2015 as a commissioning curator and program director for The Tube Factory exhibition space.

Holly Sommers

Designer/Station Mom

Holly Sommers serves as a collaborative designer for Big Car, and makes sure everybody plays nice at our radio station, 99.1 WQRT. She has worked in corporate, private and non-profit art direction for over 20 years and enjoys fostering communication in our community. Holly is also an artist, small business owner and mother—roles which help shape her daily appreciation and practice of order, patience, versatility and empathy.

Jim Walker

CEO, Co-founder, & Lead Artist

Jim Walker leads Big Car’s work as a social practice artist, placemaker, community builder, designer, teacher, and writer who believes everyone deserves open access to the joys of art, creativity, and great public places. Jim — who worked previously as a journalist (writer, photographer, editor, and designer) for 20 years — is a student of cities and enjoys walking, biking, travel, and baseball. He lives with his family in the Garfield Park neighborhood. More here.

Nick Witten

Staff Artist

Nick Witten is a multimedia artist from Indianapolis. He holds a BFA in Sculpture from Herron School of Art and Design and an MFA in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He enjoys teaching at Herron and doing stand up poorly.