Profiles

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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We believe in the value that a creative culture brings to the Birmingham community — both the tangible value of economic growth and the intangible value of quality of life.

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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 Create Birmingham: Chris Hastings

“I was just a kid and didn’t know what my career would be, but in hindsight, [my summers around Pawley’s Island] was teaching me how to be a chef — how to think about where food comes from, the hope of that food — gathering it, cooking it, and sitting at a table with my family to eat it.”

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I Create Birmingham: Andrea Taylor

“All of us were on this pilgrimage to advocate for positive social change… and in a way it became a touchstone for making future commitments geared toward finding ways that I could make a difference in my community.”

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