I’m a visual artist, writer and consultant by title, storyteller by nature. I’m originally from Philadelphia, PA, where I started as a community organizer artist presenting my work in solo exhibitions from Philadelphia to NYC to Harrisburg, and Virginia, before turning my sight on advertising. My previous experiences led me to work with design and more specifically digital advertising, which I have found to be a natural thing to me. Throughout my career, I have been a creative leader for agencies and publishing companies – Philadelphia Scoop, Westside Weekly, Advantage NYC, and Philadelphia Sun to name a few. Most recently, I am the founder and director at the Van Stone International House for Arts and Education 5150 Walnut Street 2nd Floor, in Philadelphia, PA. I lead operations for my non-profit Van Stone Productions Foundation Inc. as well.
Thirty eight years ago I started Van Stone Productions Foundation, Inc., a creative publishing and digital production news agency and youth services program ongoing and based in Philly, VA, NYC and Dominican Republic. It is an amazing journey!
Through my passion for art, family, science, advertisement, technology, and deep understanding of the visual arts and creative process, I continue to explore and look for opportunities to create innovative and visually striking experiences.
FHM, Ikea, YouTube, Elly, Google, Bazaar, Johnson &Johnson, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Budweiser, Motorola, Lucky, Home Design, HoopGurlz Women’s Basketball -ESPN, Bicycling Now, Vague, Barclays, Self Magazine, Maximum, Auto Guild, and Glamour.
Philadelphia School District 2007 “Education”; African American Museum 2008 - “Community”; NAACP Philadelphia 2009 - “Peace”; Philadelphia Men United for Better Philadelphia 2011 – “Unity”; Black Enterprise/Entrepreneur Expo 2016 – “Comics and Photography”.