Twin Cities Events
MARKETING • CREATIVE • DIGITAL
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AIGA Minnesota: VOICES OF WOMXN CREATORS & CREATIVES OF COLOR
July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ABOUT THIS EVENT
This event features a panel of WOC creators who will speak about their experiences in the creative industry, why they went into business for themselves, and how they make their own opportunities. From owning a modeling agency, becoming a muralist & watercolor painter, styling some of the dopest musicians, and running a design studio, listen to these womxn break down Minnesota niceness and how they used their gifts to make a lane for themselves.
Moderator: PRECIOUS WALLACE (@kingptaughtme)
Self-taught and professionally trained, graphic designer and creative Precious N. Wallace has been working throughout the city over five years with non-profits and many others. She now owns King P. Studio and is finding ways to make space for WOC creators.
Speaker: VANESSA LAWSON (@msvanessalawson)
What started as a way to pay homage to her family that passed away quickly grew into three businesses. At 23 Vanessa is the owner of a modeling agency, custom clothing brand, and a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Vanessa is also in MN Army National Guard, studying business administration at NHCC with intention to study at the U of M in Business and Marketing Education.
Speaker: CHANELLE WHIMPER (@flygrllifestyle | @flygirlmafia)
Aside from her clothing line studying her styling for the last 2 and a half years Chanelle is a generous witty and humble stylist who treats each client as a new canvas as if she’s adding paint to their body. Chanelle doesn’t really separate her clients by name but more so art projects in which she’s added color to.
Speaker: OLIVIA FUNKHOUSER (@mae_i_liv)
Olivia is a self taught artist who has been painting for four years, her artistic mission is to express the complex authenticity, beauty, and spirituality of the human experience.
NEEKA JACKSON (@neekasodopee)
In three years DJ Neeka has become a powerhouse, a vibrant, and crazysexycool vibe that she commends when she is in the room. She comes from a dancing background, and as a dancer feels the music differently and shares that with the crowds that she rocks every time.