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This Illustrator Worked With Ivy Park, Nike & More. Now, He’s Making Room For More Black Creatives

The celebration of Black creatives over the last year has been abundant for many finally seeing the recognition for their work. Unlike those who have been receiving their flowers most recently, illustrator and animator Thaddeus Coates is someone who’s been around for awhile and is using his platform to create more space for Black creatives in the digital world. Coates — a Washington D.C. native and New York-based content creator — seemingly broke the internet last summer amid the protests for the murder of George Floyd and others. His art became a trend of viral sensations calling out the injustices in America while also showing outstanding support for his community.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Thaddeus (@hippypotter) Coates has always been a creative kid at heart, but now he wants to share his success with other Black creatives looking to get their shine from a wider audience for their work in the digital space. His go-to motto “representation matters” has...

Feb 10, 2021