Knowledge Bennett, born Dec. 5, 1976 in Asbury Park NJ, is a self-taught visual artist currently based in Los Angeles, California. Fueled by his own entrepreneurial record of success in various industries, Knowledge has trained his artistic talent through work in commercial photography and fine art studio practices. Well versed in the rich history of the 1960’s American Pop Art Movement, Knowledge’s work displays a purposeful familiarity yet possesses a deeper and more meaningful conceptual understanding. Immersed in modes of mechanical reproduction he creates art works that play to a sociological understanding of political and ideological tensions that resonate in todays world. Recent works have been featured in numerous international art fairs and exhibitions as well as media outlets such as Vogue Magazine, The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Artsy.
Gerard Bush is a writer, commercial & short film director and of course, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Bush|Renz. Mr. Bush has been profiled in the New York Times, Mashable, MSNBC, Ad Age, Ad Week, The Miami Herald and The Wall Street Journal for the innovative campaigns launched by Bush|Renz. In his spare time, Mr Bush contributes to Huffington Post and Esquire Magazine and pays it forward as a professor of creative digital media at the acclaimed portfolio school, Miami Ad school.
Having an affinity for all things creative, Adrian’s background in big concept thinking has become a powerful asset for various creative endeavors. With over 20 years of experience in the field of design, advertising, and fine arts, he now focuses most of his creativity on the rapidly emerging, always evolving digital medium. As the Internet began to take off in the late 90’s, Adrian felt the need to move creatively beyond the realm of traditional media by working for a digital agency that mainly built B2B sites. Over the next 14 years he produced work that ranged from interactive DVD’s, portal sites, micro-sites, rich media banners, and blogs, to flash kiosks. His interactive design experience is vast and he has worked on such prestigious accounts as Toyota, Florida’s Natural, Marriott, Coca-Cola, GM, Macy’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Walmart, U.S. Navy, United States Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, 2010 U.S. Census, Citi Bank, Bank of America, AT&T, Chrysler, CVS, Ford, Home Depot, Bermuda Department of Travel, and Publix Super Markets.
One of Adrian’s major accomplishments is becoming the first person to complete the Apprenticeship Program at Bellsouth Advertising and Publishing Corporation, thus becoming a certified journeyman in graphic design. This made him the first accredited ‘Master of Skills’ as recognized by the United States Department of Labor. Some other accomplishments were receiving a Gold Addy for the Publix Greenwise micro-site and a Bronze Addy for the Florida’s Natural Orange Diaries Blog. Other accomplishments includes being included on Advertising Age 40-under-40 2015 list & being highlighted on Communication Arts Insight section.
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Cheo Tyehimba Taylor
In 2012, as creator and executive producer of the Game Changers Project, Cheo Tyehimba Taylor led the GCP Fellows to produce 30 micro-documentary films for 30 non-profits across the country that advocate for Black men and boys and was nominated for Ebony Magazine’s MANifest Award for the work.
A graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television’s Screenwriting Track and the City University of New York Graduate School, he’s written and produced for various networks, foundations, blogs, and publications, including Time Warner, the Open Society Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ford Foundation, MSNBC.com, theGrio.com, Entertainment Weekly, People, Vibe, Essence, The Washington Post, George (where he worked with John F. Kennedy, Jr.), and others. His writing (both fiction and non-fiction) has been featured in many publications, books, and anthologies.