After graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in Environmental Design (Interiors), Anika Hobbs looked to become an architect. Yet with the need for immediate employment, she joined one of the world’s leading fashion-retail brands at its earliest stages in the US leading to a professional career in over 15 years of multi-level, national and international retail trade. There, her interest in the convergence of fashion, interior design, along with extensive international travels to Africa, Central America, Asia, and Europe, developed her understanding of social responsibility, design, and business.

Her passions fueled her charge to become an economic change agent through brand exposure, product development, and curated retail experiences leading to her business, Nubian Hueman.

Venture: Nubian Hueman is a social impact company that specializes in sourcing unique goods and fashion by artists representing the global Diaspora. Nubian Hueman is a catalyst for culture, community, and the development of the creative economy by connecting conscious consumers to independent artists fueled by pride and purpose.

Website: https://nubianhueman.com/