or over a decade, Edye has made her mark in the Advertising Industry as award-winning writer, producer, creative director and published author. She’s spread her creative wings at agencies such as, E. Morris Communications, Frankel Worldwide (now Arc), Burrell, R.J. Dale Advertising, Lois EJL and Brainstorm Communications. Her client list includes, Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, American Family Insurance, OfficeMax, Verizon, Toyota, McDonald’s, L’Oreal, Alberto Culver, United States Postal Service, Albertson’s, ComEd, Voices for Illinois Children, March of Dimes, and Chicago Department of Public Health.
Edye is the recipient of the 1998 Golden Trumpet Award, 1997, Public Relations Advertising Marketing Excellence Award (PRAME) for Outstanding Creative Professional, 1996 Utility Communicators Advertising Award Finalist, March of Dimes A.I.R Awards.
Edye also serves as community activist, tutor, and mentor in her community. As former President of Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School chapter of A.P.P.L.E. (African-American Parents for Purposeful Leadership in Education) in Oak Park IL, Edye resurrected a dormant chapter at the Oak Park school and implemented a tutoring and mentoring program to help close the minority Achievement Gap.
Edye and her husband Darryl Hughes are published authors of a children’s book entitled, I Like Gym Shoe Soup. Her most prized accomplishment has been the co-raising of her two sons. “I wish to use my creative gifts to be a point of light to others; to ignite, motivate, empower and inspire, so that they in turn, can inspire others.”