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.



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 »




Sagehaus Making the CLT Music Scene a Little “Brighter”

CLT Creatives | July 30, 2019

Charlotte creatives Jason Hausman and Emily Sage met at CreativeMornings in December. At another meeting, they shared an umbrella. Today, they’re making beautiful music together as SAGEHAUS. A few weeks after deciding to collaborate, Emily and Jason… read more »




HUG Life: Love Blossoms on the Streets of Charlotte

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | July 24, 2019

After moving to a new city, it’s a challenge to establish your bearings and make connections. For artist and recent HUG micro-grant recipient, KHEM, diving into the creative community here has eased that transition – an instrumental pipeline for meet… read more »




10-Foot Tall Woman Aiming for a 46-Year Run on Coke Billboard

CLT Creatives | July 24, 2019

No doubt at some point you were zipping eastbound onto I-277 toward Uptown, glanced up and saw two figures casually hanging out on the ever-present Coca-Cola billboard. Well, behind every great billboard, there’s a story about the creative process an… read more »




VIEWFINDER: Dave Butler Captures the CLT DJ Battle Scene

CLT Creatives, Happenings, Music, Photography | July 23, 2019

Each month, The Biscuit will feature Viewfinder, a gallery of selected photographs from some of our favorite Charlotte photographers. Today we feature some choice shots from creative renaissance man, Dave Butler – in particular, his work capturing im… read more »




How a Battalion of Army Men Defeated My Perfectionism

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | July 22, 2019

Perfection is one of the killers of creativity. One antidote for perfectionism is to play, and if I was to strengthen my creativity and quiet the perfectionist in me, I needed to practice spontaneous play. So I decided to do something silly and trust… read more »




Community Matters Cafe — The Restorative Abilities of Art & Food

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits | July 22, 2019

As an extension of the Charlotte Rescue Mission, Community Matters Cafe creates a skilled and caring environment in which Mission residents work alongside industry professionals. And as the Cafe empowers the staff and adds to the economy of Charlotte… read more »




Brittany Moore is Strong, Focused, Determined & Ready to Make Waves

CLT Creatives | July 22, 2019

Charlottean Brittany Moore is on a mission for her daughter Brielle to create a world where gender equality thrives. Having moved to Charlotte in 2008, she’s been actively involved in the community through Kicks 4 The City and NC MedAssist. And now,… read more »