We had the good fortune of connecting with Ravin Brown-Banks and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ravin, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
As a child, I’ve always been creative and artistic. I was always the one ready for art class and down for doing projects such as DIY that allowed me to be me through my creativity. My business first started off as me making hair bows for little girls. I began to think deep into it to think how can I better my business with something for all ages, something fun and most importantly to show how creative I can get. So I decided to jump into the party world where I started with family first making sweet treats, balloon columns, party favors and custom gifts to match their theme. I though to myself, parties are forever, everyone has them whether it’s a birthday or a wedding etc. On social media I started taking classes and one on ones with other treat makers and crafters to better my craft. After much practice, I began to fall in love with how my creative juices would just flow as I designed different things for other people. I’ve designed T-shirt’s, drinking glasses, anything I could think of I’m creating it lol. I didn’t want to dumb my business down to just it being one thing being sold or made. That’s when I came up with the name for my business as being creative_treasures because treasures could be any type of thing that you find valuable.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Although life throws challenges at you, everyday you have to be strong and keep chasing your dreams what ever that may be. I knew that I wanted to be known within my business a person of compassion with exceptional customer service and be able to bring people’s vision to life with my creativity. Being a mother of two, it gets rough at times juggling a full time job, small kids and a business, but I knew I didn’t want to be working for others for long, so I push myself every day to become better at my craft. I’ve learned that what you put out there with your business is a reflection of you so not only do I go hard for my babies I go hard for my business and I know my work will pay off.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Atlanta! My city…lol we are known for our southern hospitality and night life. We could check out some of the views in the city and landmarks such as The King Center. Some great places I like to eat at are Mary Macs and Cirque just to name a few. Mary macs is where we would go if your mother isn’t around to make you a home cooked meal as to where Cirque is our last destination to vibe with good music, good appetizers and drinks.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Just family and friends I general who give me the courage and confidence to keep pushing.