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Former Nike Marketer, Bimma Williams interviews leading and emerging BIPOC creatives about how they were able to break into the notoriously guarded creative and sneaker industries. From these stories, listeners will learn how to claim their dream careers. Featuring Melody Ehsani, Jeff Staple, and James Whitner. Listen and Subscribe now.

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    • 4.2 • 281 Ratings

Former Nike Marketer, Bimma Williams interviews leading and emerging BIPOC creatives about how they were able to break into the notoriously guarded creative and sneaker industries. From these stories, listeners will learn how to claim their dream careers. Featuring Melody Ehsani, Jeff Staple, and James Whitner. Listen and Subscribe now.

    Community Stories : Kiss Pollos

    Community Stories : Kiss Pollos

    José shares a story about creating meaningful, high quality dishes that are accessible to his community, all with a refreshing new look. 
    That was José Leon, Owner of Kiss Pollos based in Phoenix, AZ.
    The Claima Stories with Bimma: Community Stories series is presented by 99designs by Vistaprint, as part of the 99 Days of Design initiative.
    Learn more at
    99designs.com/99daysofdesign

    • 6 min
    Jason Mayden shares story about designing at Nike and creating his own consultancy Trillicon Valley

    Jason Mayden shares story about designing at Nike and creating his own consultancy Trillicon Valley

    On today’s show, recorded at ComplexCon in Long Beach, California,we speak with former Nike designer, lecturer, and youth advocate Jason Mayden. Born on the Southside of Chicago, he  almost died At the age of 7 due to a blood condition. While in the hospital he was inspired by comic book inventor and Batfamily member Lucius Fox, then deciding he wanted to get into engineering. By the second grade, he faced more challenges being misdiagnosed with ADHD/ADD but was actually on the spectrum. 

    Former Nike Marketer, Bimma Williams interviews leading and emerging BIPOC creatives about how they were able to break into the notoriously guarded creative and sneaker industries. From these stories, listeners will learn how to claim their dream careers. Featuring Melody Ehsani, Jeff Staple, and James Whitner. Listen and Subscribe now.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Woodie White shares story about turning his passion for exploring into Oyster Holdings

    Woodie White shares story about turning his passion for exploring into Oyster Holdings

    On today’s show, recorded live at ComplexCon in Long Beach, California, we speak with Woodie White, Founder of Oyster Holdings - a brand for everyday enthusiasts based in Los Angeles, CA. Woodie cut his teeth as a promoter, throwing parties and doing his fair share of street team activations.

    Former Nike Marketer, Bimma Williams interviews leading and emerging BIPOC creatives about how they were able to break into the notoriously guarded creative and sneaker industries. From these stories, listeners will learn how to claim their dream careers. Featuring Melody Ehsani, Jeff Staple, and James Whitner. Listen and Subscribe now.
    Subscribe: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claimastories/

    • 56 min
    John Okevu Ojo II shares story about how his Nigerian heritage inspired his brand Little Africa

    John Okevu Ojo II shares story about how his Nigerian heritage inspired his brand Little Africa

    On today's show, recorded live at ComplexCon in Long Beach, California, I speak with emerging designer John Okevu Ojo II of apparel brand Little Africa. Growing up in South Central, John grew up splitting time between his Black American mother and Nigerian father, oftentimes feeling as if he sat between two worlds. 
    Former Nike Marketer, Bimma Williams interviews leading and emerging BIPOC creatives about how they were able to break into the notoriously guarded creative and sneaker industries. From these stories, listeners will learn how to claim their dream careers. Featuring Melody Ehsani, Jeff Staple, and James Whitner. Listen and Subscribe now.
    Subscribe: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claimastories/

    • 33 min
    John Okevu Ojo II - Owner of Little Africa

    John Okevu Ojo II - Owner of Little Africa

    John Okevu Ojo II shares story about researching the architecture behind some of his favorite brands

    Former Nike Marketer, Bimma Williams interviews leading and emerging BIPOC creatives about how they were able to break into the notoriously guarded creative and sneaker industries. From these stories, listeners will learn how to claim their dream careers. Featuring Melody Ehsani, Jeff Staple, and James Whitner. 
    Subscribe: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claimastories/

    • 43 sec
    Jason Mayden - CEO of Trillicon Valley

    Jason Mayden - CEO of Trillicon Valley

    Jason Mayden  shares story about how growing up in Chicago strengthened his work ethic
    Former Nike Marketer, Bimma Williams interviews leading and emerging BIPOC creatives about how they were able to break into the notoriously guarded creative and sneaker industries. From these stories, listeners will learn how to claim their dream careers. Featuring Melody Ehsani, Jeff Staple, and James Whitner. Listen and Subscribe now.
    Subscribe: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claimastories/

    • 41 sec

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
281 Ratings

281 Ratings

Brian McDonnell ,

Bimma, Guests and Production... all fantastic

I love origin stories and creative inspiration, and this podcast delivers brilliantly on both. Keep the stories coming!

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