When Domonique Brown was growing up, she was the only black child in her class. “It was really hard for me to find things that represented me,” she said.
She remembers how her father would go out of his way to find a store that had pictures of black families on greeting cards, and how her parents would buy black art prints from dealers because nearby retailers wouldn’t sell them. not.
These beginnings helped her create her own brand, DomoINK, in 2020. She makes her drawing creations with pencils and markers and now collaborates with Target, Disney and the LA Lakers. She creates original artwork and also prints her designs on everything from socks to laptop cases to sneakers.
During the day, Brown works remotely from home as a marketing manager, but after she goes offline, she embarks on her artistic business which brings in up to $267,000 a year.