Today we’d like to introduce you to Jenae Cason.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
It all started in elementary school when I developed a love for technology. I started out in 4th grade being the secretary to the Principal. I would organize files on the computer into folders, inputting and transferring data from paper to the computer. I knew then that I was gifted with the computer and technology. Any technical difficulties the principal or my parents had, I was the go-to person to fix the problem. As I went to middle school, I became more intrigued with technology especially when it was time to do projects in the classroom. I loved creating Powerpoints and visual graphics to make my presentation appealing to stand out from the rest of my peers. In 7th grade, I transferred to Tucker Middle School and enrolled in the technology pathway. I designed my first video production presentation in Mr. Scott’s 7th-grade Social Studies class. I knew then that technology and designing was a natural gift from God. I continued with the love of designing throughout middle school into high school designing graphics and myspace pages for friends for the fun of it. In high school, I continued the technology pathway and took various technology classes to become more versatile in my field.
At the age of 16, I designed my Sweet 16 birthday party invitation. My 11th-grade year, I interned for a Cyber Security company and gained knowledge in the security field. In 12th grade, I took a website design and video production class. This is when I prayed and asked God to reveal my purpose in life. Upon entering college, I started off majoring in Mass communications, until my parents convinced me to switch my major to Computer Science in my sophomore year. Once I became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., my chapter needed someone to design flyers for various events for the sorority. I started designing flyers for my sorority and different organizations on campus. God blessed me with 4 paid internships and I did not even apply for any positions. I knew then that this could possibly be my purpose in life. These blessings gave me the confidence to start my business Creations By Jenae in 2014. I continued to build my design portfolio throughout college. Majoring in Computer Science diversified my skills. I learned how to code programs in various programming languages, enhance my cybersecurity skills, inserting information into databases, building applications and many other skills in the field of Computer Science. Once I graduated in May 2016, I decided to step out on faith, obtain my LLC for my company Creations By Jenae and pursue my business full-time. CBJ, LLC., is a diversified multimedia company that provides many services. In 2017, I founded Creative Design Tek, Inc., a nonprofit organization where I provide workshops to the youth. With my non-profit organization, I hold workshops and teach graphic design, coding, website design, video production, video animation, game design, and cybersecurity.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The road has been very challenging. Time management has a been challenge while operating a business and starting a non-profit organization simultaneously. Another challenge was creating a rigorous curriculum that will engage future designers of tomorrow.
Please tell us about Creations By Jenae, LLC. & Creative Design Tek. Incorporated – what should we know?
Creations By Jenae, LLC., offers graphic design, web design, and marketing collaterals for a wide variety of companies. CBJ also offers services such as website consulting, maintenance, and contracting for federal and city government agencies. We specialize in website design, graphic design, and video production. I am most proud of my internship program which I currently mentor to high school and college students, which they receive college credit and a certificate upon completion. What sets my company apart is that our graphic designs are unique, innovate, and appealing to the eye with different media effects.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I want to give credit to Albany State University, Aramark, and Rosaleana’s Community Development Center for utilizing my services and giving me the platform to showcase my talents throughout my collegiate experience. I also would like to thank my Pastor, Charles E. Nesbitt Jr., at Providence Baptist Church, The City of College Park, and my clients for trusting me and believing in my gifts. Lastly, God, my parents and my uncle Bernard Higgins for being my support system as I develop my passion and God-given talent.
- Website: www.creationsbyjenae.com & www.creativedesigntek.com
- Phone: 678-713-4501
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: creationsbyjenae & creativedesigntekinc
- Facebook: creativedesigntekinc & creationsbyjenae