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.






#GameTimeGraphic – Panthers vs. Buccaneers

CLT Creatives, Game Time Graphic, Happenings | September 12, 2019


Shiver me timbers and hoist the mainsails! Tonight, Captain Panth-ARRRRRR and his crew of Cardiac Cats take on the Buccaneers of Tampa Bay in the Uptown Ocean. We asked Brett Toukatly (@b_twokat) to help us hoist our own Jolly Roger and take to the s… read more »




Old Pals, New Pals & Super Secret Salons

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | September 11, 2019


Mary Taylor At the September CreativeMornings featuring John Tosco,  we heard how everything can be our muse. I agree and as I explore my new city, I am meeting fascinating creatives practically every day. I’ve met people who inspire me and challenge… read more »




#GameTimeGraphic – Panthers vs. Rams

CLT Creatives, Game Time Graphic, Happenings | September 8, 2019


“Hey, you got sports in my creativity!” “Wait, you got creativity in my sports!” Yep-sports and the arts can live together in harmony. Check out this awesome Carolina Panthers rally graphic by uber-talented Charlotte graphic designer, Nalee Thao (@na… read more »




4 to Follow: Erin Santos Speaks!

CLT Creatives | September 5, 2019


Charlotte is home to thousands of Instagram accounts from Charlotte creatives sharing their work and their thoughts about the Queen City community. Many of them deserve more love and your attention. But, where do you start? Who do you follow? No worr… read more »




HUG Life: Building Hope One LEGO Brick at a Time

CLT Creatives | September 4, 2019


There once was an elderly woman named Jackie who cared for young patients at an Atlanta hospital. Wearing a fairy godmother costume, she read to them and transported them to an imaginary world. A small group of friends and family who also served at t… read more »




The Mind Behind The Crown

CLT Creatives | August 31, 2019


If you’re a runner, you’ve come to the right city. When fall rolls around, you never want for a weekend road race. The hard part is picking which ones to run. On the organizer side, it’s equally hard developing a run event that offers something new…. read more »




To help children, Meghann Sehorn travels oceans, runs marathons & climbs mountains

CLT Creatives | August 28, 2019


This story is part of our creative partnership with People of Charlotte. You can read the full story on their web site. People of Charlotte, it’s an honor to introduce you to Meghann Sehorn! Meghann is a shining example of how one person can indeed m… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Charlotteans We Love – Nalee Thao

CLT Creatives | August 23, 2019


Nalee Thao Designer Extraordinaire + Mischief Maker Instagram: @narly There are thousands of Charlotte creatives doing innovative and exciting work all around the city. When we can get a moment of their time, we celebrate. And, we ask them silly ques… read more »




Tooth Fairy Tales – Kara Vasseur

CLT Avengers, CLT Creatives | August 23, 2019


In honor of National Tooth Fairy Day, Kara Vasseur, digital marketing manager for Crisis Assitance Ministry and #CLTAvenger, shares her story about the Tooth Fairy. FAIR WARNING: If you are still a “Tooth Fairy Truther,” stop reading now. “As a child… read more »




The Biscuit Podcast – Creative Besties Kate Micham and Nicole Reyes

CLT Creatives, Podcasts | August 22, 2019


On this batch of The Biscuit Podcast, we spend time with “Creative Besties,” Kate Micham and Nicole Reyes, creatives at MODE and the leaders of Make-A-Mark in Charlotte, about how they work together, the Queen City creative scene and looming deadline… read more »




INK STORIES: Sammie Kolk Loves Mom n’ Dad, Canada … and Poison

CLT Creatives | August 22, 2019


We love the synthesis of personal story and incredible artistic talent that’s embodied in a tattoo. This week’s Ink Story features makeup artist, blogger, Instagrammer and Canadian turned Southerner, Sammie Kolk. Sammie shares the stories behind her… read more »




INK STORIES: Sir Abstraxxx Honors His Grandfather

CLT Creatives, Photography | August 13, 2019


People get tattoo ink to tell stories. Some of these stories we keep to ourselves. Others we tell whenever someone implores the common “who does your work?” Today, we explore the tattoos of Charlottean, Sir Abstraxxx. Abstraxxx is willing to tell the… read more »




People of Charlotte: John Mejia Heals with Connections Over Coffee

CLT Creatives | August 13, 2019


Grief is a journey all of us must travel at some point. There’s no one path to take. John Mejia lost his wife on August 30, 2018. The Charlotte community has helped him to heal. He believes community-care is just as important as self-care and his mis… read more »




Queen’s Feast Recap: Digging Into Four “O.G. CLT” Restaurants

CLT Avengers, CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | August 9, 2019


Daydeaming about where to eat this weekend? We won’t tell your boss, but we WILL give you some recommendations. During Queen’s Feast, we dispatched the #CLTAvengers, Charlotte’s mightiest Instagrammers, to check out a few “O.G. CLT” restaurants. We f… read more »




The Biscuit Podcast: $HAN Wallace Takes Portraits of Today for Tomorrow

CLT Creatives, Podcasts | August 7, 2019


Take a moment and think … what if you lost all your cherished pictures of your life and your family’s life before you? What if you never had them at all? Visiting photographer with The Roll-Up, $HAN Wallace, is devoting much of her time taking free… read more »




Dear Soul Music Co. Champions Charlotte Artists Professionally … and Unapologetically

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | August 7, 2019


When Arsena Schroeder was young, she took a chance asked a trusted adult to listen to her sing. The harsh feedback she received set her back and silenced her for years. But, now … she sings. Through her Dear Soul Music Co. she helps Charlotte music… read more »




Move Over, Superman! Here Comes Frogboy!

CLT Creatives | August 6, 2019


Superheroes have soared into historic popularity in the past few years. Caped crusaders are demolishing the box office on a regular basis, break records left and right. Primetime television seems to feature a new hero team with each new season. Video… read more »




From the Stage to the Boardroom: Using Improv as a Corporate Tool

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | August 6, 2019


Some might say that Charlottean Jenn Grabenstetter lives two lives — one where she’s the vice president of Global Brand & Content Marketing at Sealed Air and the other as an actress and comedian. But, she’s found a way to bring her vocation and her… read more »




The Biscuit Podcast – July 31, 2019

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits, Podcasts | July 31, 2019


In this episode of “CreativeMornings Rewind,” Matt Olin sits down for an extended conversation with Sonja Gantt about the impact she’s making as the executive director of the CMS Foundation and how her prior career informs her current role. Along the… read more »




Stacy Cassio Has Never Met a Woman She Couldn’t Learn From

CLT Creatives | July 30, 2019


So, who is the woman behind the pink curtain in Charlotte? It’s Stacy Cassio — Founder & CEO of Pink Mentor Network. Hailing from rural Kansas, Stacy says she has never met a woman she couldn’t learn from. Moreover, she believes that every woman des… read more »