Angela H. Brown

Angela H. Brown

Executive Editor & Publisher


SLUG Magazine

Salt Lake CIty, UT USA


I loved the environment of community college. [The people] there were very open to my dreams and my goals...it was a great way for me to figure out what it is that I like and dislike.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Grew up in a very strict Mormon family—says that although her family supported her creatively, they didn’t support her value system.
She has always been interested in photography—admits that before digital, it was an expensive hobby to maintain.
Early in her career, she took a lot of freelance gigs and photo assistant jobs for other photographers in order to earn enough money to support her passion.
Attended Salt Lake Community College to study photography—says that one of the reasons she went to college was to have access to their state-of-the-art darkroom.
The emergence of digital photography and the changes it brought about in the industry encouraged her to learn more about publishing and writing to make her photojournalism skills more marketable.
Was freelancing as a photojournalist when she was approached by the owner of SLUG Magazine to shoot a cover for them—has been working for SLUG Magazine since 1997.
In 2000, she got the opportunity to take over the magazine and transformed it into a digital and print publication with a circulation of 630,000—says she wanted to create “a safe creative space.”
Her mission is to make Salt Lake City an inclusive creative community—also founded Craft Lake City, a nonprofit organization that showcases Utah’s handmade community with an annual DIY festival.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
associates
Associate's Degree
Photography
Salt Lake Community College
Career

Career

Executive Editor & Publisher

I am the editor of SLUG magazine and founder of Craft Lake City seeking to build community and elevate creative culture.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Art
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Being Creative
Being Creative

Day to Day

Finding solutions to problems, thinking creatively, and inspiring my team.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You need to have passion in anything you do, but it is essential in a creative career.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Jump! Don't think just do it!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

certification
Associate's Degree
English Language and Literature, General
undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Photography is too expensive. You should probably consider doing something different. "

With the development of digital photography, it was becoming a very expensive hobby/career to maintain. I loved it and didn't want to quit, so I started exploring other ways to utilize my skills and that's how I discovered publishing.

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

Art and photography are very expensive hobbies to maintain because of all of the supplies you need. I relied on a lot of side gigs and the generosity of friends to help me.

Work Stress
Work Stress

When I first took over the magazine, I struggled with being a young female entrepreneur and constantly felt like giving up. It was difficult because I was living a totally different life than my friends and working really hard.

Fitting In
Fitting In

I've always felt different from my family, my peer group, and where I grew up. I was always searching for a place where I could fit in and connect. I learned to appreciate Salt Lake City for what it is and what I could do to make it work for me.

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