THE CONTENT

THE KRITIQ SS 19

Mark is a man with a lot of vision, what makes him unique is that he’ll see that vision through. With the help of event coordinator extraordinaire L’Chelle Green and the rest of the Kritiq team they put on a show in which the energy was unlike any show prior. 

Necie Love

Don’t let others try to define what you already know about yourself. Self-worth as a creative is a major key. It lands you meaningful work, it could put more money in your pocket, and best of yet, it could lead you to a host of new opportunities you would have never imagined to be possible.

TRULY DEDICATED FEATURING JOOBY TRUTH

By Design was lucky enough to steal a little bit a time from recording artist Jooby Truth before his show second sold out show entitled, Truly Dedicated. We wanted to sit down and take a deeper dive with Jooby Truth.

ART REFLECTS LIFE

Approximately 1 in 5 people you meet have mental health issues. I think that is insane for how little it is ever mentioned. Especially in social media.

STOP GETTING DRESSED FOR LIKES

Cozy Girl Squad is creative collective that aims to eliminate the lack of representation that women, especially women of color, experience in streetwear culture and they just dropped their first collection with their second collection on the way. 

LET'S GO OUTSIDE

I found myself in the downtown loft of rapper, disk jockey, producer, and designer Dom Chronicles to chop it up for a little bit. 

BRAND HIGHLIGHT: UE SUPPLY CO.

In the world of fashion, new, emerging faces are entering the market telling dynamic and unique stories through their clothing. Check out UE Supply Co. 

SOUND CHECK: INTERVIEW WITH LARON, THE SOUND DESIGNER

Sometimes being one of the few people of color in your field of work can be tough, especially when the field itself is naturally unappreciated within its industry. I had an honest and casual sit down conversation with my friend LaRon Cooper

INTERVIEW WITH HUSTLEKC

Chances are you’ve seen HustleKC. It has cropped up on everyone’s Instagram feeds, whether they are modeling the clothing or proudly showing off their most recent purchases. Thomas “Tommy” Grass has been at the forefront of HustleKC 

MOVING GHOSTS, AN ONGOING PROJECT

Jacob Buchanan, a photographer from Kansas City also known as Melting Giraffe, is currently working on his new project Moving Ghosts. Check out what Jacob has to say and some images from below

REFLECTION WITH RASHIDA ROGERS

Being a woman in street wear is at an all time high right now, and as time progresses it will only get better. Women are involving themselves more and more into a primarily male dominant field, and quite frankly to me, it’s all fascinating to watch. 

THE SPECT CYPHER SERIES

The Spect promotes advancement in all urban communities. The newly debutedThe Spect Cypher Series shook up Kansas City’s emerging hip hop scene to the core, allowing newer and more established acts to showcase their lyrical prowess. This was only the first of many to come, so stay tuned.

STREETWAVVE SUMMER PODCAST SHOW SERIES

Summer has always been the most anticipated season of the year! Filled with bouts of hot summer fun, events, festivals and not to mention tons of food! Well, Streetwavve was able to combine all of that into one dynamic podcast and in the format of a summer show!

ART REFLECTS LIFE

Approximately 1 in 5 people you meet have mental health issues. I think that is insane for how little it is ever mentioned. Especially in social media.

LET'S GO OUTSIDE

I found myself in the downtown loft of rapper, disk jockey, producer, and designer Dom Chronicles to chop it up for a little bit. 

The Power of Self-Belief Obiora Anozie: Creative Entrepreneur

It’s rare but sometimes in life, you meet people with a gift for bringing others together. Anozie is like a spark to fire. “There’s always a few people in a room that needs to be there to make things happen,” 

The Kritiq from the Eyes of Mark Launiu

“The Kritiq Creative Weekend. I’m a huge believer that fashion, art and music all influence each other. With the growing number of creatives in Kansas City it was awesome being able to host a weekend that was dedicated to them. 

FROM THE FIELD TO THE FRAME

King is a young, black emerging videographer out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Present day, King has created a name for himself in the videography/photography field but just a few short years prior his dreams were centered on the field, literally - that’s right

CREATORS CREATE

Creatives are dynamic storytellers who give culture life. By Design celebrates the creatives, we are the magazine for creatives by creatives. Issue 003 features the Kids, all talented people in different lanes. Creatives, just create.

Necie Love

Don’t let others try to define what you already know about yourself. Self-worth as a creative is a major key. It lands you meaningful work, it could put more money in your pocket, and best of yet, it could lead you to a host of new opportunities you would have never imagined to be possible.

SOUND CHECK: INTERVIEW WITH LARON, THE SOUND DESIGNER

Sometimes being one of the few people of color in your field of work can be tough, especially when the field itself is naturally unappreciated within its industry. I had an honest and casual sit down conversation with my friend LaRon Cooper

MOVING GHOSTS, AN ONGOING PROJECT

Jacob Buchanan, a photographer from Kansas City also known as Melting Giraffe, is currently working on his new project Moving Ghosts. Check out what Jacob has to say and some images from below

THE PROCESS

WE DON’T FIND INSPIRATION AT THE END OF THE JOURNEY, WE FIND INSPIRATION IN THE MIDST OF THE JOURNEY. EVERY ARTIST, EVERY ATHLETE, EVERY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPS A BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS. WHETHER IT REQUIRES MORE STROKES OF THE PAINTBRUSH, 

The Importance of Merch

"Imagine you’re a band on tour playing shows. Tickets to your shows are five dollars and you’ve been selling out venues consistently. At the end of the night you go split the revenue with the venue and your three other band mates..."

House of Rena

Black women are the prototype - trendsetters impacting cultures across the world - from our hair that defies gravity, to our brown melanated skin, black women are leading the way for the culture. This is true even in Kansas City. 

THE KRITIQ SS 19

Mark is a man with a lot of vision, what makes him unique is that he’ll see that vision through. With the help of event coordinator extraordinaire L’Chelle Green and the rest of the Kritiq team they put on a show in which the energy was unlike any show prior. 

STOP GETTING DRESSED FOR LIKES

Cozy Girl Squad is creative collective that aims to eliminate the lack of representation that women, especially women of color, experience in streetwear culture and they just dropped their first collection with their second collection on the way. 

BRAND HIGHLIGHT: UE SUPPLY CO.

In the world of fashion, new, emerging faces are entering the market telling dynamic and unique stories through their clothing. Check out UE Supply Co. 

INTERVIEW WITH HUSTLEKC

Chances are you’ve seen HustleKC. It has cropped up on everyone’s Instagram feeds, whether they are modeling the clothing or proudly showing off their most recent purchases. Thomas “Tommy” Grass has been at the forefront of HustleKC 

#CREATORSCREATE: RAUZIEL AND HOSE

We were able to sit down and chat with two amazing musical creatives, Rauziel and Hoso. Rauziel, an extremely talented creative from Los Angeles, was able to start his music career and evolve over time.

TRULY DEDICATED FEATURING JOOBY TRUTH

By Design was lucky enough to steal a little bit a time from recording artist Jooby Truth before his show second sold out show entitled, Truly Dedicated. We wanted to sit down and take a deeper dive with Jooby Truth.

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