Hey, I'm Ahsante! I'm a filmmaker and multimedia storyteller (full portfolio here). I'm an all-around creative with experience in video production, graphic design, fine art, dance, vocal music, theater, piano, and fashion.
On my YouTube channel AhsantetheArtist I create videos on a range of topics: from discussion vlogs on social issues and daily experiences, to videos that advise on pursuing higher education, lifestyle videos, and pure expressions of creativity like short films and music videos. Though varied in content, all of my videos work through an artistic, spirited, and thoughtful lens.
A lover of both the arts and the sciences, I'm interested in the intersection of art, design, and technology. I got my Bachelor's from Harvard University, having majored in visual and environmental studies (film focus) and minored in computer science. I'm currently based in Washington, D.C. and work full-time in digital public media.
February 25-26, 2017 - Boston, MA
Panelist at NerdCon: Nerdfighteria, a conference celebrating the nerdy, fun, creative, brainy online community of Nerdfighteria
Vidcon 2017 (U.S.)
June 21-24, 2017 - Anaheim, CA
Featured Creator at the 8th Annual VidCon, the largest conference for online video
If you’d like me to speak at your conference or meetup about media, creativity, or diversity, please get in touch!
Why YouTube Needs #WCW Ahsante Bean - The Daily Dot
VidCon Featured Creator Announcement - VidCon Tumblr
June 23-25, 2016 - Anaheim, CA
Featured Creator at the 7th Annual VidCon, the largest conference for online video.
Panels included: "What Does It Take To Build Your Audience", "Diversity On YouTube", and "Women On YouTube Discussion"
Organizer and Host of the YouTubeBLACK meetup, a gathering for black creators.
July 23-25, 2015 - Anaheim, CA
Panelist on the "Less Than Famous" panel at the 6th Annual VidCon.