Design Program Chair
We are excited to announce that Nakita M. Pope, the Circus’ Diversity & Inclusion Advisor & adjunct faculty member, has taken on the role of Design Program Chair for The Creative Circus.
Over the past 20 years, Nakita has worked as a strategist, graphic designer, creative director and brand manager which has given her experiences that inform how she works with her clients. Her passion for brand strategy is also evident through her teaching advertising strategy, branding and design at the Creative Circus for the past 10 years.
Nakita M. Pope is the Chief Chick and Primary Brand Strategist of Branding Chicks, a boutique branding studio in Atlanta, GA with clients all over the United States. Branding Chicks specializes in brand strategy, development, consulting and management for women-owned businesses and female-focused brands. She helps clients narrow their focus, gives their brands a voice, slingshots their confidence, and clarifies their message so that it resonates directly with their audiences. She also helps businesses large and small to brand or re-brand to attract and grow customer bases for new products and professional services through custom, creative, relevant brand-promoting strategies.
Nakita is a graduate of Hampton University in Hampton, VA, where she obtained a B.A. in Graphic Design. She then went on to a graduate design program at The Portfolio Center (now Miami Ad School) in Atlanta, GA. She lives in Atlanta and is involved in several professional and non-profit organizations including AIGA Atlanta where she is a board member and Education Committee Co-Chair for the Atlanta chapter and a member of the National Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. She is also the Board of Directors Vice President of Smart Girls On Campus and a board member of Good Thinking Atlanta.
Along with her work and passion projects, she now she gets to share her knowledge and experiences with a variety of audiences on the national speaking stage for organizations like BBDO Atlanta, Phoenix Design Week, The One Club for Creativity, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) & Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. As always, her goal is to wield her crayons for good.
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