We want to give diverse creative professionals in higher and more visible positions a platform to share their experiences – in hopes of motivating and inspiring other BIPOC creatives in our community.
Each speaker will present their personal experience navigating their career path as a Creative in Color. They will share any adversity they may have faced and how they overcame it. We want the audience to be inspired but also informed. This series is where creativity will meet inclusivity and invoke change for the better.
Dae is an accomplished problem solver and storyteller with over a decade of experience in design. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design from the University of Washington in 2013 and has since been honing his skills in designing and manufacturing consumer and medical products for corporations, consultancies, and startups. Currently, Dae holds the position of Principal Industrial Designer at Lilly, where he focuses on developing drug delivery devices with a human-centered design approach. Dae and his beautiful family reside in Carmel, Indiana.
6:30pm - 6:50pm - Network
6:50pm - 7:00pm - Introduction
7:00pm - 7:45pm - Speaker Talk
7:45pm - 8:00pm - Q&A
Why Creatives in Color?
From our perspective, the Indy creative community lacks BIPOC representation. However, we know diverse creatives are out there, and we want to provide a safe space for all creatives to gather and share their experiences (similar or different). By curating a space where people can come together and spark healthy dialogue, we hope to make the Indy community more diverse and inclusive.
We hope that having underrepresented creatives speak about their career experiences will allow other BIPOC creatives to feel supported and more connected with our community. We worry that people of color might think they don’t have the opportunity to succeed in our creative industry. By spotlighting designers of color who are successful and pushing norms in our community, we hope young BIPOC designers will feel they have a place in our community and a support system here.