HK Media Spreads Individuality at Hampton University’s Media Seminar
Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications hosted an annual media seminar for its student body. Our Creative Director, Thomas Tillmon, was a guest speaker among the panel of media professionals. He spoke about the importance of embracing your own individuality as well as what the hipster lifestyle embodies to an audience of students and professors. Tillmon presented our website, HipsterKidz.com, and explained how we incorporate our motto “Be Creative, Be Unique, Be Yourself,” in the content we deliver to our core audience. Tillmon spoke about the creative thought process behind launching the Hipster Kidz brand. The audience asked questions about the changes that are currently taking place in the media industry as well as what changes are soon to come.
The seminar was moderated by Kevin “The Moose” Anderson from the nationally syndicated radio show The World Famous Lessons in Jazz. The show airs on HU’s radio station 88.1 WHOV and is syndicated on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio.
Hipster Kidz Media Teaches a Lesson on Individuality at Pharrell’s Educational Camp
Every summer super producer Pharrell Williams is responsible for a camp to encourage and empower today’s at risk youth. From One Hand to Another (FOHTA) Summer of Innovation Camp takes place in his hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia. This camp teaches lessons under the Dream Mapping, Motivation, and NASA curriculum. Students participate in activities that include building a robotic arm, testing and designing airplanes that emulate flights of space craft carriers, create public service announcements, as well as guidance on what steps they should take to earn their dream career. FOHTA’s motto is “changing the world one kid at a time.”
Pictured to the left, the founder of Hipster Kidz Media and well known local Disc Jockey, Thomas “Radio Raheem” Tillmon, teaches a group of fourth grade students a vital lesson on embracing their own individuality. He incorporated the Hipster Kidz motto ”Be Creative. Be Unique. Be Yourself” to encourage students to stand out from the masses by being true to their personal character and interests. Tillmon explained how being confident in your unique identity is beneficial in any industry. It creates a personal brand for yourself. These aspects are what helped propel Pharrell’s career to super star status. For more information about From One Hand to Another visit their website at FOHTA.org