Distinctly Creative is an art collective + company whose mission is to give a diverse, holistic, and collaborative representation of the DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) creative scene -- and beyond, through a wide array of social and professional development opportunities.
Distinctly Creative was founded in the Winter of 2015, and is composed of the DMV Black Creatives Directory, events (social & professional), the Black Creatives Matter t-shirt line, the #blackcreativemagic contest, and #theblackcreativemagic web series.
One of the major focuses of Distinctly Creative is to support and advocate for black creatives and black-owned creative brands/businesses because representation matters.
Morgan Davis - founder
Morgan Davis is a graduate of Howard University, where she received her BFA in Fashion Design. She is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of Maryland University College. Upon coming to Howard from Michigan, she started a plus-size clothing line for two years where she sold custom designs and vintage wares. Since then, she went on to help other local fashion businesses with their brand development, coordinate a variety of fashion and art shows, and have her designs featured in various fashion shows like DC Fashion Week.
When she’s not running Distinctly Creative, she also works at the University of Maryland doing marketing for some of their entrepreneurship programs, provides freelance graphic design services for local brands, and manages her personal clothing line.
Makayla is currently interning within Distinctly Creative. She is a fourth year transfer student at Howard University. She earned her associates degree in Visual Arts from Hagerstown Community College and now studies Fine-Arts with a focus in photography at Howard. Born in Frederick, Maryland, Makayla developed a passion for photography at an early age. She currently has high interest in fashion, portraits, and street photography. Makayla has participated in multiple art exhibitions as a student. She plans to continuously expand her knowledge and develop a lifelong career in the art world.
Catharyn is a recent graduate from Slippery Rock University, she graduated with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communication. While at school Catharyn was involved with various multicultural organizations on campus where she helped with the Public Relations and helped create events. Her passion lies within the arts and culture and she is very excited to start interning with Distinctly Creative.