Come meet LEHS Alum Michael Todd Thomas Jr. at a signing for his book. “Creative Against All Odds.” This event will be held in the LEHS Library on Friday, November 8 at 5:00 PM.
For Michael Todd Thomas Jr., a creative entrepreneur, navigating an industry full of barriers and gatekeepers has been the only way to capture his dreams. His unorthodox and often improvised approach to the creative hustle has granted him success and now he wants to share it with any creative of color willing to listen. Towered over from childhood through his adulthood, Michael discovered that being a creative entrepreneur was not a matter of talent, but a matter of know-how.
Now, twenty-eight years later, award-winning talent and hustle, Michael Todd Thomas Jr. has created a masterpiece for creative entrepreneurs of color in an easy read 30,000-word book, Creative Against All Odds: Some Good Advice for Black Creatives. Using and first-person narration, the author draws an intimate portrait of life as a black designer struggling to land a job in a very white creative industry, Michael, who possessed all the talent didn’t have the connections to even land a job after applying to 128 companies. Rather get down about it he would go own to start his own agency, and that eventually won over the industry success.