This Month’s #blkcreatives Twitter chat is happening on May 20, 2019 at 9pm EST! Here’s everything you need to know.
TOPIC – Shifting to a Revenue Building Mindset as a Creative
As the seasons begin to change and we approach the halfway mark of 2019, we thought now would be a great time to really buckle down. As a Creative, we’re not automatically wired to prioritize business over creativity but if we want to build sustainable careers, we have to face the challenges, opportunities, and mindset that will help grow. Building a brand is great but we have to start building more businesses. This chat is powered by KINDRD, an interactive, multi-service creative company powered by us.
WHAT & WHO: #blkcreatives is a community that advocates for Black genius across Creative industries. #blkcreatives (pronounced hashtag black creatives) is a collective created to share tools, strategies, and resources to help Black creatives grow professionally while earning more.
We live at the intersection of culture, creativity, and community. Every aspect of Black culture is ingrained into our society and yet Black creatives are often overlooked, undervalued, and underemployed. We exist to bridge the gap between culture and careers.
Born in April 2015, our monthly Twitter chat creates real and practical discussions that help Black creatives growth as both people and professionals.
Meet our guests for this chat
Ru Johnson is a writer and lead executioner at Roux Black. Â Specializing in content creation, event production and campaign development, all Denver-led projects led by Ru focus on nightlife, entertainment and arts advocacy segments. Learn more about Ru here and follow @theperfectru on Twitter.
Chaz Bottoms is a director, animator, writer originally from Cleveland Ohio who received his BFA in Animation from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Currently living in Los Angeles, CA Chaz is a freelance artist who specializes in full-service animation production, illustration, and storyboard work and is also an award-winning short film director. Learn more about Chaz here and follow @ChazzyMcFly on Twitter.
Latesha Byrd is a former recruiter turned career consultant and professional branding strategist who helps people who are ready to change their career and their life. She believes that everyone deserves to find rewarding work they are passionate about and enjoy, and provides the tools needed to live their best life
Doer of things. Aficionado of Office reruns. Purveyor of extra gravy on oxtail.