The heart of our mission at VoyageATL is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Atlanta’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out the rising stars from in and around Marietta and Cobb below.
A few years ago, I designed and made a quilt for one of my oldest friends as a gift and was immediately hooked on both the design process and sharing quilts with others. The idea of making full quilts for people regularly was a little daunting, though. Instead, I started designing wooden quilt art using wooden triangles that I hand cut myself and embellish with fabric, paint, and stain. Read more>>
I originally started writing when I was deployed in Kuwait in 2015 with the United States Air Force. The year before, I walked away from a toxic, damaging relationship and I learned a lot from it and felt lead to start writing a “book” about it. That’s how I realized I had a love for writing. As I was going along figuring out how and where to use my gift for writing. Read more>>
The story of me becoming my own boss all started when my older sister had a vision of me working on people as a Licensed esthetician. You know of course me being young around the age of 16, at the time my mind wasn’t in the entrepreneurship state of mind. All I knew was daddy was going to pay for it and I didn’t have to lift a finger lol seeing as I am a daddy “s girl. Read more>>
I was always that kid who had a camera or who wanted to make home movies. In middle school, my friend Alex and I would make skateboarding videos. I wish I could find them now and see but I know they were terrible. Once I got into high school I was starting to realize that you could in fact have a career in this field. I started taking the media classes at Alpharetta High School for all four years they offered it. Read more>>
I would say it started like a lot of artists that I’ve met in my life — I started drawing at a very early age. I remember reading many comics and thinking, “I gotta draw that”. I was a bit obsessed with layouts, too. So, I would constantly copy characters I saw in comics and also trace layouts from comics trying my best to understand how these artists behind the scenes made any of these possible. Read more>>
I grew up in Lockport, NY, a little city near Niagara Falls and Buffalo. Growing up, I kept myself busy between playing soccer, dancing, running track, teaching dance, making talent showcase dances with my friends, or working. I would be gone from the time I left for school until about 9:30-10 pm most nights. I think keeping myself so busy and on a strict schedule molded who I am today. Read more>>
The strength and passion of my story are drawn from my parent’s entrepreneurial spirit. Before I was born, my father was paralyzed in a logging accident from a fallen tree while my mother was pregnant with me. I guess you could say I was born to be self-sufficient and a survivor. I’ve often wondered if my father would have chosen to be self-employed if he hadn’t been hurt, would I have still chosen to be an entrepreneur or just work for someone else. Read more>>