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I Am Enough

A collaborative project for female creatives across the globe

Until very recently, only 3% of Creative Directors were female [1]. Even though women often make up the majority percentage of graduating designers [2], it seems that there is a limit to how far women can thrive in the creative industries. This isn’t to say there aren’t any kick-ass creative ladies paving the way, because there most definitely is, but why is it that men seem to be reaching the peak of their creative careers whilst women are struggling to get the accolades [3] and positions they are more than qualified to hold?

‘I Am Enough’ is a collaborative motion graphics project created to showcase strong female talent in Motion Graphics, Animation, Illustration and Design. Set to Natalie Patterson’s poem ’10 Things Every Female Should Know’ the project aims to connect women across the globe, encouraging them to rise up together and help each other thrive.

This is a siren call to all female creatives! Get involved by downloading the Creative Pack below and submitting your animation piece by June 18 2017. Spread the word on social media with the hashtag #IAmEnough  and let’s show this world what we ladies are made of!

 

Get Involved!

You can choose to either animate one line or perhaps one verse of the poem in any style you like. This project is open to female creatives of any level and skill set from every corner of the globe. Download the Creative Pack which will give you direction on animation sizes and file formats, a transcript of the poem and audio files. The deadline for submissions is June 18 2017  so make sure to get your piece in on time!

Any questions or suggestions email me at iamenough@feesheal.com and remember to spread the word by using the hashtag #iamenough on social media.

Who is Natalie Patterson?

Natalie Patterson has claimed the title artist for the past 12 years. She has traveled the country teaching and performing at universities, colleges, and high schools.  Poetry is the lens she sees life through, which supports her work as a teaching artist.  Natalie leaves no topic untouched from inspiration to social justice and everything in between.  She was the first female producer and host of the nation’s largest poetry venue and has worked extensively in non-profit, education and with major brands like Sephora and SoulPancake. Natalie is currently President of Sister Support, a non-profit committed to the advancement of women.  Natalie creates live events for public consumption and is always working on something to encourage deeper thought. Visit Natalie’s site here.

Some Inspiration

Yes Equal

Isabel Urbina Peña began Yes, Equal in 2015 after researching the gender gap in the creative industries. The directory now has over 140,000 members and is growing daily.

Survival Tips for Women in Motion Graphic Design

An awesome piece on how to pave your way through the Motion Graphic world as a female.

10 Women of Title Design

A piece on the badass ladies of Title Design.

 

 

 

Video credit goes to Soul Pancake. Check out their entire That’s What She Said series.