We had the good fortune of connecting with Jared Fields and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jared, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I am from Riviera Beach, Florida. Growing up there help mold me in the man that I am today. My passion for public service started there when I worked on election campaigns with my mentor and past Councilman Donald Wilson. From there it influenced me to become active in college and professional organization’s. I am currently continuing my mission as a public servant by holding the position as the President of the Emerging 100 of South Metro Atlanta with the 100 Black Men of South Metro Atlanta.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My company is Name Tattooed and Educated. Tattooed and Educated is an Atlanta based custom clothing brand that represents a group of intellectual savages that are professionals during the day and rockstars at night.
This brand was created to represent people who express themselves through body art that are labeled by society as villains. In the upcoming year we will be donating a portion of the proceeds to HBCU College students. Our company focuses on creating visions for our customers.
I am proud of the momentum that we have gained over the past few years. The support that we have been receiving has been pleasing and appreciated. I am excited about our upcoming sales and collaborations with fellow custom clothing creators. I am also proud of the collections that will be revealed on the website. Our customers have a variety of designs to choose from as well as the capability of submitting their vision so that it can be created by the T&E Team.
Our success is attributed to group collaboration and perseverance. We have a strong FAMU and fellow HBCU Alumni customer base and we are looking to expand. Operating my company has showed me that you have to trust your vision and never give up.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Below are my suggestions:
Rocksteady for brunch
Apt 4B for drinks
Atlanta Hawks BBall Game for fun
Top Golf for fun
Trap Music Museum Escape Room for fun
Pappadeaux for dinner
All of the above suggestions are highly recommended.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
A majority of my success is a direct result of having phenomenal mentors. I have been blessed to receive guidance from a team of mentors, I cannot just name one. The list includes Past City Councilman of Riviera Beach the late Donald Wilson, Palm Beach County Administrator Verdenia Baker, Past Tallahassee City Manager Anita Favors Thompson, Airport Executive Marshall Taggart Jr, and Atlanta Community Leader Greg Clay. Lastly, I would like to acknowledge and credit the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. This organization helped to develop my professional structure and work ethic. I owe it all to them.
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