Welcome to my little corner of the interwebs. My name is Elijah McKinnon. I'm a digital maven/artist/human living life and such as a #queerdragon. When I'm not dreaming I spend a majority of my time helping people create, organize and sustain their presence through campaigns, cultural productions, and brand strategies. Sometimes I moonlight as a curator, journalist, designer, event producer, blogger, and speaker.
I see the world through a strategic design lens and strongly believe that problems are pleasant opportunities waiting to be discovered. My curiosity encourages me to seek challenges. I'm deeply rooted in many different communities - art & design, fashion, lgbtq, social justice - in an attempt to encourage resource sharing, meaningful relationships, and equality.
I only wear white and black, drink way too much coffee and consume a lot of garlic. Need more info and/or wanna start something meaningful? Read my bio or reach out! _______
Elijah McKinnon is a marketing maven, cultural producer and artivist. In addition to serving as the Founder and Director of People Who Care --- an independent consultancy that works exclusively with nonprofits and grassroots initiatives such as AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Northwestern University, The Andy Warhol Foundation, Grindr for Equality, Raúl Anguiano Art Museum, Center for Disease Control and many more -- they are also deeply involved in queer, creative and philanthropic communities around the world.
They are constantly moving and shaking in an attempt to build meaningful relationships and encourage resource sharing. In addition to their professional and artistic credits, Elijah co-produced and starred in Chicago's #PrEP4Love campaign; is the Co-Director/Founder of Reunion Chicago, a gallery and project incubator prioritized for queer, femmes and people of color located in Humboldt Park; is the Head of Marketing and Design for Open TV - Beta, a web platform for queer, trans and POC; and is the current curator in residence at Estudio Teorema, a cultural activist gallery and production studio in Guadalajara, Mexico.
In 2016 Elijah was named “Top 30 Under 30 LGBT People" in Chicago, Illinois by the Windy City Times and was invited to the first annual African-American LGBTQ Education Summit at The White House.