It feels good to be back.
I want to thank you for reading and rockin’ with Black Coffee Creatives for nearly *gasp* THREE YEARS! Our birthday is right around the corner. It has been quite the experience learning and making mistakes along with you as we find the key to finessing the industry.
If you haven’t noticed, we’ve had a bit of a makeover. Why? Because we’ve grown. When I started Black Coffee Creatives I was an intern. And over the years as my little blog baby grew, it looked like it was going through puberty. It didn’t deserve to have the same look and feel as the inexperienced intern who designed an awkward logo and hit click on the first Wordpress template she saw. I was just so eager to create a space where creatives of color could share their experiences and what they wished they knew about the industry.
Although our look has changed, we still have the same mission to provide creatives of color with the tools needed to succeed. To challenge the status quo, and hold our industry accountable as we work towards creating a more inclusive world. The future of advertising is up to us, and the fewer Ls we take as juniors the better it will be for all of us. Whether you’re here because you're curious about advertising, new to the industry, or I forced you to read every post (hi mom!) I am grateful you’re here and excited to continue learning along with you.
So for the first piece of new advice I got? Sometimes you have to scrap your work and start from scratch.