Welcome to MPS.
WHO WE ARE
"MPS works to help young creatives develop their skills through community building, education, and leadership opportunities, regardless of their level of experience."
"Welcome to MPS! I'm Justina Brandt, a founding member and the current director of MPS. Over the years of our existence, I'm so proud of everything we've been able to accomplish and the great potential that we still have. MPS is truly an organization like no other. Our dual emphasis on developing individual skills and creating a community produces talented, well-rounded, and supportive creators. We aren't just a feature page or a meetup group or a blog or a club. We do it all.
MPS was founded to withhold three main principles: community building, education, and leadership opportunities. We build our community through our events, most notably our monthly meetups where creators gather to produce incredible content. We educate and inspire creators through our blog MPS Perspective, filled with articles and interviews covering everything from how to build your social media to our favorite creators. We create opportunities to lead through our Ambassador, Author, and Team Member programs where young people can help to create a better environment for our community. No matter the skill or experience you have, there's always a way to get involved.
Since it began in October 2017, MPS has attracted nation-wide and international attention and participation. We've had hundreds of creators participate with our work, whether virtually or in-person. Our biggest priority, however, is on the individual, giving them a safe and supportive environment to learn, lead, and grow. The community we've built at MPS is unlike anything else.
Thank you for visiting our site. I'm thankful that you're here, and hope you stick around!"
- Justina Brandt (Current Director of MPS)
HOW IT BEGAN
"My name is Tyler Malad (@tylermalad), the founder of MPS. Back in August of 2017, I held a photography meetup with Justina Brandt (@shotbyjustina). We had a big turnout and got to meet tons of new people that shared our passion! It was a lot of fun and everyone received quality pictures from the meetup.
Later in September that year, I then thought to myself, “What if we had our own group where we held meetups and got our community together to take pictures?” I recognized the multitude of aspiring young creatives within my area, as well as in the surrounding cities. However, there needed to be a way to bring everyone together to share their passions collaboratively, rather than individually. At that point, I reached out to the talented creatives I met at the meetup in August. Together, we put together MPS at the start of October.
We wanted to create a group that our young community could revolve around, and ultimately be able to grow together. In a way, our name may imply that one needs to be a “professional” in order to be in MPS. This is definitely not the case. Regardless of experience level or professionalism, people are encouraged to come to our meetups. The only thing we ask, is that anyone that comes should come with a passion for creativity.
It started off as a basic school club, but now, I am proud to say that MPS is a country-wide community organization! I am so glad that we can all come together to share our passion for creativity." - Tyler Malad (Founder)
WHAT WE'RE DOING
Creating a community of like-minded individuals.
It's no secret that building a freelance business of any kind is difficult in this day in age. That's where we are here to help, by starting off the networking process for you. MPS is your resource to find a community of people who want to grow in their creative passion and meet others who have the same interests. We at MPS want to be the starting point, and for you to continue to grow beyond us.
Bringing creatives from amateur to professional.
MPS is for anyone, regardless of their level of experience or background in photography or modeling. We are here to help build a community of people who are here to learn and grow while supporting one another along the way.
Providing the resources needed to begin your business.
With resources like MPS Perspective and the Job Board on our Instagram, aspiring creatives have everything they need to start their own freelance business and pursue their interests fully. We at MPS want to ensure that you have all the basics ready so you are prepared with whatever you need to pursue your creative interests fully.
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