Making Sure the Next Generation of Black Creatives Has It Better Than the Ones Before Them

‘I’d show up to a city high-rise only to have reps at the front desk assume I was the messenger’

A man climbs a red latter; man on either side of the latter handing the climber pieces to build the latter taller
Past generations helped to set some groundwork for the newer generations. Getty Images

My entrance into the ad industry was somewhat accidental, but even now, I’d call it fated. Having graduated from Parsons after spending time in both New York and Paris, I was looking for a creative gig. Then a fellow student called with me in mind, saying there was a position at Donna Karan for which I might be well-suited.

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Hans Dorsinville is chief creative officer at Select World.