George Alexander Menelik Brown (Wigan, UK, 1995)
I'm a multidisciplinary creative using the tools of design thinking, photography, filmmaking & graphic design, to create positive impact through creative outputs and broader problem solving skills. Since graduating from Goldsmiths, University of London, (BA Design, 2018) I have worked on international social impact media campaigns with ViacomCBS, experiential events for clients such as Amazon, toured internationally with Grammy nominated artists and helped grassroots community organisations with creative support. I take pride in an ability to brainstorm, produce, and execute projects while being an adaptable asset to different teams and projects.
My personal work aims to let my passion for culture and entertainment shine - investigating culture and society through the lens of visual media (photography, film & graphic design) and on the ground community engagement. This is complemented by an interest in the mechanisms that make it all tick and taking pleasure in the visual communication of complex ideas and phenomena.
I'm also a racial equality and Black empowerment activist, recently co-founding Channels Research Group which aims to bring critical analysis and communication to racial injustices in the UK. At ViacomCBS I am the CSR & outreach subcommittee lead of Fusion, an ERG celebrating cultural diversity, and volunteer on both Creative & Employee Racial Equity Task-forces - an initiative set up by CEO David Lynn in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. At Goldsmiths University I was an organising member of The FXRUM, a BAME society and safe space and I also work with WDLegal on campaigning for justice for the victims of the Windrush Scandal.