Shannon Shird is a writer, producer and cultural worker from Baltimore, MD living in Brooklyn, New York. Shannon’s work exists at the intersection of social justice and the arts. She has curated public art, gallery shows and produced educational events for many artistic organizations including Brooklyn Arts Council and 1Future where she’s organized mixed media cultural projects around race and gender justice and peace and nonproliferation in NYC, South Africa and Japan. Shannon has served as producer for award-winning, documentary films, Black and Cuba and COMPLICIT. She currently serves as producer for upcoming documentary short, Bloom: The Essential Journey and writer/producer for BodyMore a film adapted from her short story, “Unfinished” She holds a masters in international affairs from The New School and a bachelor’s in history from Smith College.
Julian is a Style Savant that was born in Teaneck, New Jersey with a strong undeniable passion for fashion. After receiving his degree from Drew University in 2013, he went on to become the assistant buyer and merchandiser for the Nicki Minaj Collection at Kmart. Julian’soverall contributions to the brand were evident in his mission to disrupt the fashion landscape with innovative products and successful merchandising strategies. After his tenure working for the Nicki Minaj brand, he was able to branch out and secure positions with various fashion houses like, Reed Krakoff, Kate Spade, Eileen Fisher, & currently Brooks Brothers. Julian has fearlessly traveled different avenues in fashion and entertainment with a career touching on different fields consisting of: marketing, merchandising, designing, and now styling. His diverse experience within the fashion industry exemplifies his passion for learning and his mission to disrupt any space he occupies with style and grace.