Do you remember life before Zoom and other online meeting platforms?
Yeah. Neither do we.
It looks like Zoom is going to be with us for awhile, so let’s make the most of it. Somewhere at the end of March or the beginning of April, most of us began to play with the background feature on Zoom, attending meetings with a beach scene behind us or the bridge of the Millenium Falcon or the Kardashian’s living room. (Wait … was that just us?) Then, by the end of April, it seems like everyone was over the novelty of changing their background.
That’s just because you had the wrong background. Yours lacked verve and style. It didn’t say anything about you … or Charlotte. We think it’s time to begin accessorizing your Zoom meeting again. Show ’em your flare and your community pride with a community scene created by a Queen City artist.
Using the Art Below
With help from Charlotte SHOUT!, we engaged 15 artists from across the city to create custom Zoom backgrounds in their style. They each picked a scene or topic about life in Charlotte. Now, they’re available for you to download and use as your background.
Click on the images below for a version of the image sized for Zoom. These are free for your personal use. While we paid them for their work, but the individual artists retain 100% ownership rights on the art. So, if you want to use the image for advertising or retail purposes, please use the contact information we’re provided to reach out to them and negotiate permission to do so. If you just want to tip them for being awesome, we’ve included that information, too.
Be Part of This Project
We’re going to keep this collection going, adding new artists and new visions of Charlotte. If you have ideas or would like to be considered, reach out to us at TheBiscuit@CharlotteIsCreative.com
Tip Amber with Venmo: @AmberDThompson
Tip Andrea with Venmo: @drealaguer
Tip Caro with Venmo: @inkaprintclt
Tip Christopher with Venmo: @Chris-Holston-2
Tip Corrie with Venmo: @Corrie-Liotta
Tip Hally with Venmo: @Hally_Chirinos
Tip Harvi with Venmo: @Ushang_Soni
Tip Irisol with Venmo: @Irisol-Gonzalez
Tip Jen with Venmo: @jhillpop
Tip Katie with Venmo: @KatieMontalto
Tip Leon with Venmo: @LeonParker
Tip Alexandria with Venmo: @Alexandria-Shea
Tip Maggie with Venmo: @maggiebfrench
Tip Marcus with Venmo: @marcus-Kiser
Tip Sharon with Venmo: @sharon-dowell
We asked Amber Thompson to do an extra background for our friends at WBTV, a vision of their billboard that used to rise high about the Square of Trade and Tryon Uptown.
SHOUT ABOUT YOUR ZOOM!
Charlotte SHOUT! celebrates the creative and artist prowess of the Queen City. We appreciate their support on this ongoing project.
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