the collective

We are makers, doers and more importantly friends having a good time doing what we love. 



Calvin spent over 12 years working for some of the largest advertising agencies creating campaigns for globally recognized brands. During his time at McCann, he has worked on award winning campaigns for Cigna, Nikon, American Airlines and the US Army. Calvin also spent over 6 years working on Verizon Wireless, Reebok and Burger King wile at McGarryBowen New York.

Calvin bring lots of brand identity, print, 360 and television experience. Did we mention he is also dope Graphic Designer and Navy Veteran?



Geronna is a trained fine artist with a natural creative instinct that influences all of her designs. She began her career as a publishing designer at Condé Naste where she worked on several of their popular brands including Self and Brides to name a few. She also spent some time at Ink Publishing a leading in flight magazine publisher before landing at Oxford University Press. 

Geronna is a creative’s creative. Preferring to sketch 50 to 100 logos before moving to the computer. Her process is tried and true at delivering stunning conceptual designs.



Akili is a visual artist, actor and studied graphic design at Howard University and Pratt Institute. He has worked in design education and publishing for over 10 years. His partial project list includes clients like Harlem Childrens Zone, Studio Museum in Harlem, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Oxford University Press, City Scoops Magazine and Urban Assembly School of Music and Art. He believes that a well designed book, can be just as dynamic as any movie or album can be