As the CEO of The One Club For Creativity, Kevin Swanepoel has led the nonprofit’s mission to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community for over 20 years. Believing that nothing impacts culture or commerce like creativity, One Club gives back to the creative community through four program pillars: education, inclusion and diversity, professional development and gender equality.
Born in South Africa, Swanepoel is based in New York City and travels to 14 countries annually. Throughout this career in advertising and design, he’s looked for opportunities to constantly learn and push the boundaries. Prior to his position at One Club, Kevin was a Publishing, Entertainment & New Media Manager at Apple and was the founder and creative director for his own agency.
In this podcast, Grace Cho, Founder and CEO of Artrepreneur, talked with Kevin to learn more about how he navigated his early career, how the industry is changing, and how he is cultivating the next generation of global creative talent.
Grace Cho is the Founder and CEO of Artrepreneur by Orangenius. She has an artist heart and business mind. With over 25 years of experience in the financial services, media, entertainment, and private equity industries, she has transformed global business units at GE Capital, NBCU, and Nielsen.