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Marshall Short

Creative Control Fest
Marshall is an award winning entrepreneur, artist, designer and organizer with a passion for inclusion, creativity and community. 

He is Founder of Artfluential formerly  Soulo Theory Creative, a multi-disciplinary collective of strategic creators. Engaging urban, social, and professional communities through art, design, strategy, and culture. Working with clients such as Nationwide, PACT, The Ohio State University, RAMA Companies, Columbus City Schools, and more.

Marshall co-founded Creative Control Fest (CCF) in 2012. CCF is an annual grassroots con-fest aimed at the mutual exchange of resources with creatives of color in the industries of art, design, activism, scholarship and entrepreneurship. 

In 2014 Marshall was the recipient of Increase CDC small business award. In 2016 he gave his first TEDx Columbus talk which was recognized by the National TEDx organization. 2017 was another year of milestones as Marshall is the recipient of CCAD Alumni Award and Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), Emerging Arts Leader Award. 

He serves on the board for Maroon Arts Group. The Cleveland native is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a proud husband and father. 

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, May 8

4:00pm EDT