CLT Creatives

This is the most exciting time ever to be creative in the Charlotte region. Our city’s creative energy is surging and we’re growing as a creative destination. A report we worked on back in 2017 revealed that there are more than 58,000 creative jobs spanning 72 for-profit and not-for-profit industries throughout our 16-county region. That’s some impressive creative output (with a big impact on our region’s economy), and The Biscuit’s mission is to tell their stories and shine a bright light on their work.



Four to Follow: Stacy Cassio’s Picks

CLT Creatives | January 30, 2020

Okay, here’s the official line: Stacy Cassio is the Founder & CEO of the Pink Mentor Network. It’s through Pink Mentor that Stacy shares her personal experience with the power of mentorship. She knows her own career & business have been shape… read more »




My 3 Biggest Challenges – “King Carla” Aaron-Lopez

CLT Creatives | January 24, 2020

When someone introduces themselves as a “villain,” it tends to get your attention. That’s exactly what happened to Biscuit editor, Tim Miner, when he first met Charlotte writer, photographer, artist, teacher and mother, Carla Aaron-Lopez (or “King Ca… read more »




Four to Follow: Antonio Livingston’s Picks

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | January 24, 2020

Antonio Livingston sees his job as a senior graphic designer with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as “dynamically impacting students, schools and other departments, as well as community partners through creative design and mentoring,” which is awesome… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with CLT Development

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | January 24, 2020

If you’ve read The Biscuit or followed our social feeds recently, it’s pretty apparent that we have a bit of a crush on @CLTDevelopment. (Hey! We have our reasons.) Clayton Sealey’s use of levity, humor and sarcasm in the pursuit of educating people… read more »




How Walls Fall and Glass Ceilings Cease to Exist

CLT Creatives | January 22, 2020

“You can’t have this ego or this ‘I’ mentality. We need to help each other out. None of us can do it alone.” – Dammit Wesley This is the first installment in a three-story series by Liz Logan with members of the 2019 Fall Artist-In-Residents cohort a… read more »




HUGumentary: Irisol is Coloring the Queen City

CLT Creatives, HUG Micro-Grants, Videos | January 16, 2020

You know visual artist Irisol Gonzalez. At least, you know her work. You’ve enjoyed her murals across Charlotte, viewed her pieces at C3Lab or zooming by a ArtPop Street Gallery billboard featuring her work. But, you may not know the story of her 8-f… read more »




My 3 Biggest Challenges: Becky Schultz of Three Bone Theatre

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | January 15, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a new feature in The Biscuit, “My 3 Biggest Challenges.” Charlotte is teeming with creativity, but that doesn’t mean getting creative work here is easy. It takes passion, commitment and a supportive community. Each… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with William McNeely

CLT Creatives | January 15, 2020

William “Coach” McNeely is native of Charlotte, NC. He’s an entrepreneur, non-profit executive and a former Apple Market Development Executive and Educator. After a successful career, he left Corporate America to teach technology solutions to middle… read more »




John Searby Cares About Water

CLT Creatives, Editorials | January 9, 2020

In this new series, guest contributor Josh Jacobson will highlight staff leaders in Charlotte’s nonprofit sector who are shaking things up and making an impact. Josh is managing director of Next Stage, a Charlotte company that works with nonprofit or… read more »




HUGUMENTARY: Deborah Triplett Fills the Cracks of Cancer with Gold

CLT Creatives, HUG Micro-Grants, Videos | January 9, 2020

Charlotte photographer, Deborah Triplett, heard the words no one wants to hear: “You have stage 3 lung cancer.” Revelations like that affect people differently. The diagnosis informs them. But, it doesn’t have to come to define them. Deborah addresse… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Jamie Decker

CLT Creatives | January 9, 2020

Jamie Decker Founder of Experience Anatomy Jamie Decker is a self-proclaimed, straight-up “anatomy nerd.” In 2007, she toured the traveling Body Worlds exhibition created by Dr. Gunther von Hagens (seen by more than 44 million people, the most visite… read more »




2020 Resolutions from CLT Creatives

CLT Creatives | January 2, 2020

We’re tired of the same ol’ same ol’ resolutions. And, frankly, we are experiencing some writer’s block when it comes to determining our own 2020 resolutions here at The Biscuit. So, we put out the call for ideas to some of our favorite Queen City cr… read more »




Transfer Tales: Making the Move from ALT to CLT

CLT Creatives, For Newcomers | December 24, 2019

We’re always curious about how creatives found their way to Charlotte and what their experience has been like when they got here. We hope you’ll share yours with us someday. But, today, the floor belongs to Ciara Bagwell, who made the move from Atlan… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Jeep Bryant

CLT Creatives | September 9, 2019

Jeep Bryant President, Arts & Science Council Instagram | Twitter | Facebook On the job just a few months, the new president of the ASC brings with him experience in government relations, philanthropy, change management, public relations and mark… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Caro Diaz

CLT Creatives | December 19, 2019

Caro Diaz Owner of INKA Print CLT – IG Co-Founder at CLT en Español – IG Proud Colombian, creator, dreamer, art aficionado, graphic designer and (most importantly) chocolate fanatic. All this and more describes our friend, Caro Diaz … a woman with… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with HNin Nie

CLT Creatives | December 19, 2019

HNin Nie Painter & Filmmaker Instagram | WEB | Vimeo When you look up “badass” in the dictionary, we’re pretty sure you’ll find a picture of Charlotte artist, HNin Nie. And, if you don’t find her photo there, we’re even more sure HNin will design… read more »




Charlotte Filmmaker Explores a New “Frontier”

CLT Creatives | December 18, 2019

For some time now, Charlotte has been known as a location for feature films and television shows. But, lately, the Queen City seems to be gaining steam as the home of up-and-coming filmmakers, with the recent releases of films like MIKE by Kent Smith… read more »




Let’s troll-proof your words

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | December 17, 2019

In this life, there are worse things than Internet trolls, like confusing “your” and “you’re” or writing “phantom” when you mean “fathom.” I’m not a troll, but I do enjoy helping people with their words. So, I’ll pop into The Biscuit every now and th… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Jenny Melick

CLT Creatives | December 16, 2019

Jenny Melick Founder and Co-Owner of Roses and Azalea If you’ve ever seen someone wheeling a gold glitter rolling case around the Queen City, chances are it was Jenny Melick. What’s in the case, you ask? Only high-quality products made by high-qualit… read more »




DaBaby loves Charlotte and Charlotte loves DaBaby

CLT Creatives, Happenings, Music | December 7, 2019

We love Charlotte. A lot. We at the Biscuit try to represent our city everyday and champion all of the creative energy it has to offer whenever we can. We’d like to think that we are the #1 fans of Charlotte but there is one man who loves Charlotte s… read more »