Nina Austin on Finding Your Path

The Cashmere ACD pursues her passions while navigating conflicting identities

On today's episode of #BlackTea, we chat with Nina Austin, associate creative director at Cashmere, about the invincible burden that comes with the strong Black woman tropes. Nina talks about her switch to advertising from pre-med and the impact of leaning into your passions when finding your career path. She speaks on taking a chance and making a move to the West Coast to find growth. She also shares how she helped create room for Black women in sports and fashion through the web series "Come Thru." Spend some time with Nina.

Black Tea is a video series that exists to make the independent voices of our fellow Black adwomen louder in the industry. If you identify as a Black woman in advertising and you'd like to be interviewed, please fill out this self-submission form. For questions about the show, please get in touch. Note: We do not currently take interviewee nominations or recommendations from agencies or third parties.

Michelle Lawrence
Michelle Lawrence is an associate creative director (art) and host of Black Tea.

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