Vintage Blue is a creative collective that empowers young people through sincere storytelling, original events and thoughtful product design. We are devoted to giving students a platform where they can express with style and inspire through experience.
Co-Founder / Creative Director (May 2019 - present)
In the Spring of 2018, I co-founded Vintage Blue. Today, I am serving on VB’s Board as the Creative Director. I work to ensure that the aesthetic we cultivate is cohesive throughout our creative teams – Product Design, Events and Originals – by managing brand identity, creative strategy and content production. I have recently developed VB’s brand guide and our Fall/Winter 2019 creative vision “VB Pure.”
Editor In Chief (January 2018 - December 2018)
In Vintage Blue’s first year of operations I worked as the Editor in Chief. During this time, Kenny Barone and I established the “Originals” platform – a blog space for feature stories about prominent members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community. Together, we conducted interviews with sixteen individuals and produced fourteen pieces – seven about campus leaders and one for each of the artists featured at our “Intersections” exhibition.
Creative and Content Lead (January 2019 - April 2019)
In the Spring of 2019, I formally began serving on Vintage Blue’s Board as the Creative and Content Lead – continuing my work as the lead photographer and overseeing a team of content developers, videographers and writers. During this semester, we published three “Originals,” including one that featured our first short documentary. Alongside this, I curated media content for our social media channels and online portfolios, and produced copy for events and presentations.
Over the years, we have been relentlessly committed to promoting sustainability. Each piece of gear that we sell has been recycled in some way. From our vintage thrifted pieces which have been previously loved, to working with artists to create “up-cycled” products and onto partnering with suppliers that use 100% repurposed materials for our original apparel lines, through VB I have personally recognized how practices within a business can be responsible, profitable and creative.
For more about Vintage Blue, check out vintageblueunc.com.