Tierra Brown & Tia Newton
January 31, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Shake & Bake Family Fun Center
part of a series on Roots
About the speaker
Tia Nicole Newton is an award-winning multidisciplinary Graphic Designer and Art Director from Baltimore, Maryland. Currently based in her hometown, she is experienced at developing and executing dynamic digital and print campaigns for highly visible and influential brands with over 11 years experience. She is especially passionate and thrives at creating dynamic content and visual strategy for people of color. Tia has worked with a diverse range of clients including Overbrook Entertainment, Andre Walker Hair, AirBNB, Creme of Nature, Esteé Lauder, The MoMA, and the City of Baltimore to mention a few. She is a graduate of University of Maryland College Park where she received her B.A. in Sociology and also completed two Master’s programs at Academy of Art University and University of California Berkeley
Innovative ideas, relentless execution and a knack for making something out of nothing are what set Tierra Brown apart from her peers. Leveraging these qualities with nearly 20 years of marketing communications experience, she’s transformed brands in the healthcare technologies, energy and municipal industries. While most of her work is done behind the scenes, you may know her from the re-brand of the AFRAM festival, National Cherry Blossom Festival partner campaigns or the reopening of Shake and Bake Family Fun Center. Tierra has produced award-winning creative and digital campaigns for her clients and prides herself on making industry-level marketing services and techniques obtainable for small and minority-owned businesses. Tierra is a proud Baltimore City resident with a passion for storytelling. This is evident in her role as the Chief of Marketing for Baltimore City Recreation and Parks. When she’s not working, she can be found traveling (has visited all but two continents), parenting her Pomeranian or being part of the community she serves.
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) owns and operates the Shake & Bake Family Fun Center in the historic Upton community in West Baltimore. “The Bake” as it is affectionately known, has been a local, iconic staple since 1982. Named after Baltimore Colts wide receiver, Glenn “Shake & Bake” Doughty. Shake & Bake is the spot for Bowling and Rollerskating under one roof in the heart of Baltimore City!
Alpha Graphics has distinguished itself as the go-to print shop in Baltimore for more than four decades. We have a rich history in Charm City providing the highest quality customer service and product satisfaction. We are not a part of the franchise and we pride ourselves on being locally-owned and solely owned by a woman.
Blacksauce Kitchen is a mobile food business in Baltimore. Handmade biscuits (and ridiculous biscuit sandwiches) are their signature product. They sell their goods at public markets and events in addition to doing private catering and wholesale deliveries in and around the city.
Cedar & Cotton is a new & vintage home furnishings company based in Southwest Baltimore City. We expertly curate, refurbish, and handcraft an eclectic mix of furniture, accessories & lighting. Our signature style mixes traditional with the unexpected, and often incorporates themes from nature, African prints, and metallic accents.
Local Color Flowers is a Baltimore-based floral design business. We create personalized arrangements and bouquets from fresh, seasonal, and sustainable flowers cultivated by local specialty growers. We are committed to responsible use of resources, supporting the local economy and promoting neighboring farms. We provide our clients an environmentally and socially conscious alternative when purchasing flowers.
At Impact Hub Baltimore, we believe complex challenges will never be solved by one person or organization alone. We need to work together. That’s why we set out to build a thriving, diverse community where people collaborate across sectors, networks, and neighborhoods.
Wight Tea Co handcrafts loose-leaf tea blends and curates Single-Estate teas in Baltimore, MD. 7 years apart, siblings Brittany and Joseph Wight found commonality and friendship through shared pots of tea at their parents’ dining room table. Since 2016 the siblings have been on a mission to educate others about good tea and to share their unique and flavorful blends.
DO NOT park in the lot across from Shake and Bake (you will be towed!) There is a parking lot behind Shake and Bake and street parking available.