BOLD BRANDS and RISKY IDEAS
Elev8ed is a youth-centered design house for designers of color located in Atlanta, Georgia. We're a multi-faceted creative team connecting brands to the youth with intentional design, authentic voices, and creative content relevant to a non-monolithic market. From our start as a skatewear retail shop to our current work in brand development, ELEV8ED has always maintained a youthful ambition. Today, our drive lies in matching fearless designers with passionate business leaders co-creating, risk-taking, and charging culture forward. Just ask our friends at The Deep Center, Jump Around Co., Grilled Cheese Papi, Fly Mouthwash, and George Baker III
ELEV8ED Urban Supply Company evolved from a genuine yearning to quit our jobs. The 9-to-5 culture, the "team" outings, the politics — we wanted out. So, we built a storefront that was an exact contrast. A place where creativity would be celebrated, cultivated and supported. Where we could apply our talents to purposeful projects. A place where the terms "innovation" and "collaboration" were echoed in practice; not tossed into our mission statement arbitrarily. We didn't actually have a mission statement but, you get the point. We wanted creative freedom. And once we got started, other artists on the same pursuit of fulfillment entered the shop. We came together as all forms of misfits, self-starters, college dropouts, underdogs, ex-cons, and black sheep. And we cheered for each other. We pushed each other in design, risks, and self-discovery. We elevated potential and expectations.
Today, ELEV8ED is still a collection of creatives set on making cool stuff for cool people. We want to see young thinkers transforming their communities with new ideas. And we've made it our goal to provide the encouragement, the positivity, direction, and tools to help the youth charge past limitations — to help visionaries reach their vision.