Shady began his formal artistic instruction in the Art Magnet Program at Dickinson High School in Jersey City, studying Commercial Art Technology. He then majored in Graphic Design and Illustration at NJCU. Now in his third year, he has switched his major to Architecture. His first artistic memory is drawing St. Abanoub and St. Mina during a blackout in Egypt. In 2005, Shady was featured in an art show at City Hall in Jersey City. Always challenging himself, his favorite medium is a permanent black Sharpie as it is unforgiving towards mistakes.