S1E5 – Jamin Smith | Elevating your Hometown Community
Jamin Smith is a designer for the City of Lakeland, an active design advocate, and documentary maker. In addition to his professional work, Jamin dedicates his talents to the community under the moniker Project Elevate.
Today’s episode is all about how to elevate your local community using whatever tools and talents you have at your disposal.
Like myself, Jamin is a Lakeland native. For context, Lakeland is a big little city nestled between the two metropolitan giants of central Florida. It has a lot to offer but is also easily overlooked if you’re not familiar with Central FL. When Jamin moved back home after getting his undergraduate at UCF, he decided to reacquaint himself with his hometown by capturing and sharing places that make it one of a kind.
From there he found other ways to serve his community with art, advocacy, and storytelling. Check out this episode to hear more!
Don’t compare yourself to others and just create at your own pace. Creating something is better than nothing and baby steps will help you to gain momentum. Share how you’ve completed the challenge using #challengetocreate!