While long-standing publications for
creatives are losing their edge,
the need for a new, indie voice
continues to grow interest
We offer emerging creatives and
industry disruptors a global platform
that centers their work and products
Men and women ages 21-35
traversing creative life
Communications, Blavity Inc. and
Hour Media Group
A global publishing house facilitating
arts discourse and visual culture
USE OF FUNDS
50% marketing, 25% production, 15% operations, 10% talent
How has Georgia State supported you as an entrepreneur?
My experience at Georgia State gave me a well-rounded foundation to become an entrepreneur. The Journalism and Anthropology departments allowed me to take a variety of core and specialty courses, all of which I still draw on today. It is at GSU that I came into my own as an arts and culture editor with a knack for impactful storytelling and critical writing.
What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
Entrepreneurship means the vision and spirit of a disruptor. In order to create solutions, you must have an imaginative mind and renegade attitude.
Why did you launch your company?
After three years operating as a blog, I decided to go for it and launch as a publication. Quaint Revolt puts a unique spin on publishing because we respectfully disrupt media in our content and business model. I realized that my audience needed an independent voice centering on their work and lifestyle.
How has your company pivoted since launching?
Initially, we pivoted to primarily focusing on print development and wholesaling products. We realized that we were moving too fast, and our audience wanted to connect more with us as a brand. Now we find ourselves going back to developing our digital magazine-shop concept first, then incorporate print as a product line later on.
What advice can you offer to other entrepreneurs?
My advice to other entrepreneurs would be to do it with vigor or not at all. There have been many times where I’ve cowered in the face of opportunity. When you are enthusiastic about your endeavor, you’ll always find the courage to keep at it.