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Creativity is sparked when creators from diverse backgrounds with a mosaic of perspective come together.

Created in Color is a Benefit LLC with the specific public benefit of promoting economic opportunity for multicultural professionals in the creative industries and advancing greater inclusion and diversity.

Created in Color showcases creative businesses that live and breathe diversity while also creating a community space for our creators to collaborate, educate and innovate.

We believe in Relatability through representation

We believe creativity comes from inclusion & diversity

We believe in a business-led approach to diversity

“I believe in destiny. But I also believe that you can’t just sit back and let destiny happen. A lot of times, an opportunity might fall into your lap, but you have to be ready for that opportunity. You can’t sit there waiting on it. A lot of times you are going to have to get out there and make it happen.”

Spike Lee

Created in Color Was Created By Creatives

for Creatives.

Trecia Warnholz

Executive Director

Created in Color

I am a Creator of Color. I am a life-long woman in tech and a creative professional. 

I am a Global Citizen – I am the daughter of parents from the Caribbean and India. My husband is German. Our kids are American, Barbadian and German. We live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in America and I work with some of the most inclusive and culturally diverse agencies on the East Coast.

I’ve also had the pleasure of working with amazing creators from all over the world – each bringing their unique perspectives to the table. When I found my footing in this industry, I was struck by how much more we could accomplish if diversity was the norm and not the exception.

Lanae Norwood

Lanae Norwood Founder, Organizer, and Movement-Building Consultant | Lanae Norwood & Associates



Created in Color Movement Building Advisor

Lanae is the Founder and Principal Consultant of L. Norwood & Associates, a boutique movement-building firm rooted in the communities it serves, culture, and liberatory values. Innovative and cutting edge, L. Norwood & Associates provides digital communications, content, organizing, and strategic services to nonprofit organizations and political campaigns that engage and liberate Black, Indigenous, people of color, and other oppressed communities. Lanae is a polymathic strategist, organizer, trainer, facilitator, speaker, thought leader, and expert in communications strategy, narrative shifting, digital marketing, and organizational and leadership development. With more than 17 years of professional experience and lived experiences as a system-impacted youth, Lanae has deep California and national connections to BIPOC communities, activists, and organizations. She is committed to centering oppressed communities in her movement-building work and building grassroots people power. She loves creating new possibilities, galvanizing opportunities, and mapping the way forward.
Zwayne Sealy

Zwayne Sealy

CIO | Alpha Matter



Created in Color CIO Advisor

Detailed driven professional. Skilled problem identifier and troubleshooter able to pinpoint and resolve errors in early stages to avoid time and cost expenditures. Efficient, organized leader with success in coordinating efforts within internal and external teams to reach and surpass expectations.

Brian Loebig

Brian Loebig

Founder | Loebig Ink



Created in Color Marketing & SEO Advisor

I am Brian Loebig, founder of LoebigInk.com, and author of TheInkBlog.net and CriminalThinking.net. I have over 15 years of experience working in the quality improvement and technology fields as an administrator and web consultant. I have also worked as a practitioner and administrator in the corrections, substance abuse and human services fields with a special emphasis on technology. I continue to work with numerous community-based non-profits as a web technology consultant, board member and volunteer. I owe much of my entrepreneurial ambition to the executive master’s degree experience at Marquette University where I learned to balance an extreme amount of information, fun, research and a full time job. One of my classmates coined the experience as trying to take a drink from a fire-hose.

Kevin B. Kimble, Esq.

Co-Founder and CEO | AIOF



Created in Color Strategic Advisor

Mr. Kimble is a 25-year veteran of Capital Hill and has held positions as chief of staff for a senior member of congress and chief lobbyist for one of the nation’s largest financial services firms. As current DC Bureau Chief for the national chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Kevin has unparalleled access to minority communities and civic leaders around the country. He is routinely called upon and advises members of congress on policy and legislative issues and has been asked to speak to state and local government and testify at hearings. He is a subject matter expert on economic inclusion, economic innovation, community development and policy strategy. As a seasoned economic innovator and business development strategist Mr. Kimble created the nonbank charter and has devised many other dynamic solutions to problems in the modern economy. Mr. Kimble routinely advises elected officials at the federal, state and local levels. He also advises national organizations and community groups on these policies and has been featured in numerous media outlets. As Chief of Staff/Counsel for Congressman Charles Gonzales in Washington, DC for 10 years Mr. Kimble was required to develop, implement, and lead multiple complex projects such as the San Antonio Airport International Status adoption, the major financial reform initiative to merge the Bank Insurance Fund (BIF) and Savings Association Insurance Fund (SAIF), Glass-Steagall reform, and the Bankruptcy reform of 2005. Additionally, he served as Congressman Gonzales’ council for both Election Challenges and the Healthcare Subcommittee for Small Businesses. Mr. Kimble has previously counseled and currently sits on the advisory boards of multiple financial services start up organizations and is well positioned to act as their voice in congress and with key regulatory agencies. He has access to many of congresses trusted advisors and a network of individuals in important financial services agencies in DC and around the country. Kevin has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers and is routinely a guest on several national radio shows.

Brady J. Buckner

Co-Founder and President | AIOF



Created in Color Strategic Advisor

Seasoned Financial Services and professional Business Development expert Brady J. Buckner has over 25 years of experience and success in consulting and relationship management. Mr. Buckner is adept at building and managing relationships with clients and stakeholders across many industries and all levels of business. Formerly, he has acted as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Alliance Capital, an Investment Analyst with the Consulting Group at Smith Barney, an Account Executive with CIBC Oppenheimer, a Senior Financial Sales Consultant with PNC Bank, and an RIA Administrator with Pacific West Financial. Brady is currently the President for AIOF and is responsible for helping to manage the organizations complex network of multi-cultural projects and relationships. Mr. Buckner joined the Financial Services Innovation Coalition in 2013 and subsequently formed AIOF with Mr. Kimble to better serve some of the poorest communities in American by directly implementing solutions developed by FSIC. Brady believes strongly in AIOF’s mission and hopes to have a significant role in solving some of the most serious economic issues that face our country today.

Ward Cole

Head of Design + Creative | Bucket



Created in Color Creative Advisor

I solve problems with divergent thinking, design, and creativity, crafting experiences and products with inherent goals of utility and longevity. I tell stories and build brands with pixels, code, ink, paper, pencil, letters, and sometimes sound. With a penchant for teaching, I lead teams of designers, creatives, strategists, and researchers, exploring and fostering their curiosities, while effectively maneuvering between roles as leader, collaborator, mentor, and student. My career originated in the interactive and digital space and has consistently expanded to include design and creative leadership, design thinking, brand design and strategy, interaction and experience design, UX/UI design, digital product design, art direction, data visualization, digital strategy, app design, advertising, and graphic arts. I’ve led and collaborated with talented teams of designers, art directors, producers, and strategists to create visually and emotionally engaging content, products, stories, and interactive experiences. I have created experiences, digital products, and told stories for a wealth of diverse companies, organizations, and government agencies, including Hewlett-Packard, Michael Kors, Eli Lilly, Ketchum, The Glover Park Group, mustr, United Healthcare, FedEx, Time Warner, Chase, MiO, Best Buy, Doubletree, Hershey’s, USDA, USAID, Save Darfur Coalition, Climate Leadership Initiative, APCIA, and UNICEF.

Our stories are not unique.
Our differences are an asset, not a liability.

Lizzie Durack

Volunteer

UX Design

James

Volunteer

Branding & Media

Kris

Volunteer

Social Media

Bibi

Volunteer

Research

Samantha

Volunteer

Project Management

Omari

Volunteer

Web Development

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