Torland Green Jr. is no ordinary entrepreneur as he is also a visual artist and designer. The young businessman from Manassas, Virginia, has a unique perspective of branding, marketing and visual aesthetics and spearheads the upcoming non-profit boutique agency that he hopes to build together with his team.
In 2016, he founded his company called Ars Media Arts Group, an art organization that provides the best resources for creatives. It leads the revolution in developing capabilities with the media, producing our own content, and providing an avenue for creatives of all mediums and genres. The Ars Media Arts Group prides itself on four objectives that serve as its pillars: providing a vision, developing awareness, awarding experience, and capturing uniqueness. It can consult and facilitate artist development, brand development, project funding/ sponsorship and creative direction.
“Our brand-developed service is a top to bottom unique brand-building service that teaches the entrepreneur how to market, who to market to and where placement is most valuable! We have worked with over 200 different brands building small merchandise popups with Macy’sMacy’s scaled all the way up to 10,000+ guests at nationally promoted events like SXSW or A3C,” Torland shared.
The rising entrepreneur is proud of the established network he has with some of the country’s top brands that are also eager to work alongside visual artists, designers and creative entrepreneurs. He is more than happy to be instrumental in bridging the gap between mainstream platforms and rising creatives. Through the initiative, emerging creatives get the opportunity to do collaborations, gain sponsorships, and establish long-term professional relationships that will surely boost their careers.
His passion for graphics and design is expressed through the streetwear clothing he promotes, the same one he uses when he speaks to other big groups. One of his goals is to create new opportunities and avenues to help creative learn, develop, and sustain business in art, fashion, and content creation. As the co-founder and Executive Director of Ars Media Arts Groups, Torland intends to identify creatives and their need for resources. When this is achieved, he will develop various initiatives such as marketing strategies, partnerships, study groups, and fundraisers to help facilitate creative projects and brands.
Torland was motivated to build his company after growing tired of the same old traditional avenues to seek out galleries, sponsors and creative passages. “So we put in the time, did the research to build our own. We knew there had to be more creatives out there like us that could really benefit from being able to tap into solid, consistent resources,” he revealed.
Torland and his team hope to raise $250,000 to support creative events throughout the US and possibly abroad in the next five years. Within the same timeframe, he also intends to have developed 500 artists, creatives, and brands. He also sees himself owning a small workshop that will even further our mission to help provide resources for creatives.
New opportunities are on the horizon as Torland endeavors to educate everyone on what a great and progressive business can bring to the table. Just like him, he hopes to see more young people venture into running their businesses and be out-of-the-box thinkers. Helping other people develop their respective brands into something meaningful will also be part of the activity.