Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

I Create Birmingham: Les Nuby

I Create Birmingham: Les Nuby

“The joy I get out of facilitating creativity is immeasurable. I love having the chance to motivate others — to see something special in them that they don’t necessarily see or believe about themselves.”

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I Create Birmingham: Avani Patel

I Create Birmingham: Avani Patel

“I think relationships are integral to the design process. Jewelry is the most personal thing we wear. Clothing trends come and go, but fine jewelry is something we put on our bodies every day or on our most special occasions for the rest of our lives. We pass it down through generations. That means something.”

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“I am a product of my community, my parents, and my upbringing. That is where my inspiration and drive come from. I know what my life might look like if I stay on a traditional path. I could go to college and pursue a more traditional career. I could go to work after graduating and work my way up in someone else’s company. But I want more than that. I want to create something for myself, and I know that I can.”

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There has been a stigma associated with Ensley, and those stigmas create barriers. I hope we will establish opportunities and a counter-narrative and spark a renaissance in what is a close-knit, family-friendly, and vibrantly creative community.

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“I’ve learned so many valuable lessons from my dad over the years. What has been most impactful has been watching him create space for the the future and building roles that the next generation is able to step into. I think that is a social responsibility we all have: to pay it forward and create career paths for the generation behind us.

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