One School Spring 2023 Graduates! All US Graduates UK Graduates Art Director Copywriter Khari Angel Copywriter Bio Khari Angel Partnership Coordinator/Creative Support I am a California State Long Beach honorary Communications Studies graduate, Class of Fall 2022. Shortly after graduating I start developing and studying copywriting and design. I currently work as a partnerships coordinator/ Creative Support for the National College Resource Foundation. Our mission is to curtail the high school dropout rate and increase college enrollment for Black and Brown youth. Abigail Ani Copywriter Bio Abigail Ani Copywriter A London-based, multilingual writer who is dedicated to telling purposeful stories. Kevonne Clarke Copywriter Bio Kevonne Clarke Freelance Creative Designer Over the years I have turned my creative hobbies into a business. That includes music, podcasting , photography and garment designing. Gabrielle Corrica Copywriter Bio Gabrielle Corrica Copywriter Gabrielle Corrica is a copywriter, strategist, and taco enthusiast from Riverside, California. A proud alumna of Spelman College, she pursued a career in retail buying post-grad and called NYC home for 5 years. Gabrielle is also an alumna of Marcus Graham Project’s iCR8 Bootcamp, a transformative 11-week fellowship for ad professionals. A storyteller at heart, she loves transporting people to new worlds with her words. When she’s not blogging about sex and relationships, she’s likely exploring new places through food or discovering new music on Spotify. Ayanna Costley Copywriter Bio Ayanna Costley Film/TV Development Assistant Hi, my name is Ayanna Costley. I’m a twenty-something multidisciplinary creative from Newark, NJ who is obsessed with music, film/TV, and all things pop culture. At my core, I’m a storyteller and I’m *in my element* when I’m figuring out how to bring big ideas from concept to reality. I’m currently based in Los Angeles, and you can find me listening to (and creating) playlists & podcasts, reading & writing scripts, sewing clothes, two-stepping at a DJ set, and leaning into the chaos of my creative curiosity. Ashema Edwards Copywriter Bio Ashema Edwards Copywriter A marketing manager with a passion for creative strategy and copywriting. Ruvarashe Guramatunhu Copywriter Bio Ruvarashe Guramatunhu Copywriter I’m Ru and I loooove a good sentence. Rashaad Hall Copywriter Bio Rashaad Hall Actor Rashaad Hall is a multi hyphenate artist and actor from Chicago based in Los Angeles. His love of new and emerging work has guided his career to many of the top theaters in Chicago and LA, including Center Theater Group’s Mark Taper Forum, Steppenwolf Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Black Ensemble Theatre among others. He can be found in the Emmy nominated web series “Brown Girls” and is a painter, teaching artist, writer and director. As a writer and director, he has produced slam-poetry film and theatre with SlamFam Ensemble. Rashaad is a graduate of The Theatre School at Depaul University and the School at Steppenwolf. Hasani Hardy Copywriter Bio Hasani Hardy Stockroom manager I am Hasani Hardy, hailing from Queens, NY, and I’m not just another black copywriter for the quota. Music is my heartbeat, infusing rhythm into my creativity. I’m all about shaking up the culture, throwing my own spin on things. Standing out isn’t enough. I’m stepping up and standing front and center, carving my lane. Young and driven by the urge to make the world my canvas with my ideas, Copywriting is just the start. I’m rewriting the game, creating content that’s not just words but are a sensation. What keeps me burning? The fact that my creativity knows no bounds. I’m inspired by those who don’t wait for inspiration. They dive in, make moves, and leave their mark. So here’s to us – the ones who don’t just dream, but dream reality. Chelsey Harrell Copywriter Bio Chelsey Harrell Paid Media Strategist / Freelance Social Media Manager Hey! I’m Chelsey, but most people keep it cute and just call me Chels. From Saint Louis, but currently living out my middle school Tumblr obsession in LA. Lover of all things social, from paid media to content creation – I’m obsessed with the analytics and storytelling behind a fyre campaign. When I’m not working you can find me on a rooftop sipping a lemon drop martini (don’t forget the sugar rim) or creating content for my personal blog aka my digital diary, where I share my love of black-owned products and document my journey through these twenty-somethings. Christian Henderson Copywriter Bio Christian Henderson Creative Strategist Christian is an Award-Winning Creative Strategist & Copywriter obsessed with crafting intimate and nuanced narratives for brands. Originally from Alabama, Christian has recently relocated to Los Angeles to deepen his work and connection in the advertising and creative community. With experience delivering ground-breaking work for clients such as Grammarly, Nike, and The Obama Foundation, Christian is driven by a passion to empathize deeply with people and transform that empathy into strong creative output! Alyssa King Copywriter Bio Alyssa King Program Events Manager Alyssa King is a creative storyteller, who aspires to inspire change. Through her creative abilities she seeks to challenge social norms. Giving a voice to those that are ignored in media and mainstream culture while empowering the Black community. Growing up in the Central District of Seattle, she has a unique perspective of what it means to be Black in the PNW. Born in the North but raised by the South, she pulls inspiration from both cultures. As a cultural sponge she likes to experience as much as possible as a photographer, traveler, cook, singer, at home dancer and overall creative painting worlds with words. If you’re ever in Seattle you can catch her conceptualizing and directing creative projects with friends or roller skating on a basketball court. As an alum of BLAC (2022), she was awakened to the endless opportunities for Black creatives within the marketing industry. Music has always been her first love and she strives to work in the industry one day. She is curious, fun, passionately hungry and ready to crEAT. What opportunities are you serving? Let’s chat and crEAT together! You bring the food and she will bring the forks. Xahil McDonald Copywriter Bio Xahil McDonald Freelance Copywriter, Small Business Owner Born and raised in Seattle, WA, Xahil is a multifaceted, multitasking, multinational creative who has a passion for using words to invite people inward. Molded by single-mother strength, grandma’s hands, and the supporting arms of aunties and uncles, Xahil finds inspiration in the words of his elders, the eyes of his peers, and the power of the human spirit. He currently works as a freelance copywriter and runs his own small-business, Lito’s Quality Garden Co. Xahil spends most of his time learning new things, writing, surfing, skating, and smiling at strangers. Teon McLean Copywriter Bio Teon McLean Copywriter I am an aspiring copy writer who’s always loved language, and its ability to be both simple and complex. I look up to Creatives, and admire the ease at which they can understand a brand, take on its persona, and bring the brand to life. One day I hope I am trusted with telling a brand’s story. Maya Nicco Copywriter Bio Maya Nicco Copywriter Hi, I’m Maya! My love of writing, drawing, and pretty much anything creative started when I was in Primary School. I used to illustrate silly stories with stick people and, filmed a silly TV series featuring my stuffed toys. I also used to tape a silly “do not disturb” sign on my door so production wouldn’t be disturbed. Well, it wasn’t silly to me, it started my love of film, writing and all things creative- it also taught me the importance of backing up my files! I am a lot better at backing up my files now. I like to think that I’m better at drawing and, since I am studying Journalism, I hope I’m a better writer. Outside of Uni, you can find me playing video games and, making candles (not at the same time). Chiara Nnanna-Dikeocha Copywriter Bio Chiara Nnanna-Dikeocha Copywriter Hey! I’m Chi-Chi and I’m a Writer and Hobbyist Photographer from London. I’d love to use my storytelling skills, creativity and cultural knowledge to create exciting adverts that actually engage people and get them talking! Outside of work, I enjoy taking photos on my film camera, writing poetry and attending fun art events around the city! Chantelle Roberts Copywriter Bio Chantelle Roberts Copywriter Chantelle is a UK-based freelance content, copywriter and founder of Sopfi Studios. Dreaming of a life where she is in control of her own destiny and choices, Chantelle began her self-employed journey at the start of 2022. She grew up in a town lacking diversity but has made her strides to make her mark whilst being her truest, most authentic self. You could describe her as an earthy soul with a Venus quality, a lover of luxury and wealth-building, and the gay aunty in the family who always has a smile on her face. She wants to tell more stories, build larger collaborations, and use her creativity to solve high-end business problems. Sage Sankofa Copywriter Bio Sage Sankofa LGBTQ Youth & Community Engagement Manager & Trainer Sage Sankofa is a passionate photographer and writer with a devotion for creating art that opens conversations and evokes empathy. With a background in sociology, Sage is a Gender and Sexuality educator, which exposes them to diverse communities that influence their creative passions. Their work represents the untold stories and captures the essence of a moment. Their ability to create visually stunning pieces and stories that are thought-provoking and inspiring is a testament to their genuine care for communities. Taylor Townes Copywriter Bio Taylor Townes Operations and Communications Coordinator Taylor Monique, aka rough draft, is a Philly-based poet, mixed media artist, and designer of Poetry for the Streets, a brand who’s focus is to create clothes that reflect the person wearing them, upcycled and embellished with poetry and mantras. She is Operations and Communications coordinator at Blue Stoop ( @bluestoopphl ), and is currently working on her debut chapbook. Through her writing and design creations, she has received the Judith Stark award and Illuminate the Arts Grant. She is also is a Philly Typewriter sponsored poet and has performed on stages in Philly, Jersey, Delaware, and New York. Brandon Walker Copywriter Bio Brandon Walker Trade Marketing Coordinator at Paramount Brandon is a creative storyteller, jazz musician, and marketing professional from New Jersey. He currently works as a Trade Marketing Coordinator at Paramount, creating content marketing initiatives in support of its advertising organization. He is passionate about the media and entertainment industry, and a proud alum of Temple University, the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Internship Program, and the T. Howard Foundation. Outside of his 9 to 5, you can catch Brandon nerding out on jazz piano, producing music, and binging video essays about Kendrick Lamar.