Today we’d like to introduce you to Angel Brown.
Alright, thank you for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us how you got started?
I’ve always had a massive interest in the inner workings of a computer and the technical abilities related to graphic design. And ever since I was allowed to sit in front of a computer, it continued to grow. So when it came time for me to go to college, I wanted to go to a stem-based university because I knew it would give me the tools and experiences I needed to take my career in the direction I wanted it to go. I became an Interactive Media major at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, concentrating in Advanced Media Production. My studies allowed me to develop vast knowledge and experience in almost every aspect of media production, from photography and videography, to skills in graphic design and 3-D modeling. Also, during my time at University, I completed three internships, one as a video production assistant, the second as a social media assistant, and last but not least, as a digital marketer.
Upon graduating and being a commencement speaker for my class, I also received a Facebook Digital Marketing certificate, which I was able to study for as an independent project. And as a notable alum, I have attended multiple events to represent my alma mater
Regarding my professional career, post-graduation, I was persistent in finding a full-time job. Within a few months of my search, I acquired four job opportunities. This allowed me to pick and choose what kind of company culture I wanted to be a part of, and which employer best suited me and my needs as a post-graduate transitioning into the workforce. Along with my corporate job, I also started a small media production company called, Angel’s Angles, where I produce various promotional media including photography, videography, and graphic design.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The road to where I am now has not always been smooth, but I believe struggles create an opportunity to really develop your character. Early in my college career, I faced a lot of self-doubt about my skills and the creativity I had to bring to the table. When you are in an environment where almost everyone shares similar capabilities as you, such as attending a stem university, it’s very easy to compare yourself to other students (people) who may have been designing or producing longer than you have. But I quickly learned that everyone has a unique style, just like everyone has their unique personality. And comparing yourself to the next person doesn’t do you any good. Instead, we should try collaborating, which is where I believe the magic truly happens.
Another challenge I had to overcome, was not being socially proactive. Early in my college and professional career, I let my tendency to be observant get in the way of introducing myself, my personality, and my creativity. Attending university allowed me to come out of my shell and be confident in who I am, my skills, and talents. This confidence transcended into my professional career and became the foundation for starting my own business.
We’ve been impressed with Angel’s Angles LLC, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Angel’s Angles started as just a photography business I created while in university but quickly branched out into content creation. With vast knowledge in digital marketing, I decided to combine it with my skills in media production, specifically promotional media. So along with photography, I also do videography, graphic design, and even website design. I have developed promotional media for other digital marketing firms, corporate businesses, and consumer-focused organizations. But as a micro-influencer myself, I create and produce all of my own content, which is what I am most proud of! Being able to produce various digital media assets, knowing how to promote, and distribute them, is was sets me apart from other digital marketing firms and content creators.
Can you tell us more about what you were like growing up?
Growing up, I was pretty quiet to most people, yet witty. I always had a thing for design especially with clothing and daily drawings, so I was a pretty artistic kid. I always had a sketchbook or a CD player near me because I also loved music, and still do to this day. Another trait that has grown with me is to fix tangible things. I enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together again, just so I can learn how certain pieces fit together or what causes something to work internally. Safe to say, I’ve always been a hands-on learner.
- Website: https://linktr.ee/melanin.angel
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theemelaninangel/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/_melanin_angel
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyKmbl0KrFwWjTiU7BKXQRg
- Other: https://www.instagram.com/angels.angles_
Street Photography: Angel’s Angles LLC