Jaren Savage is an entrepreneur, journalist, author, and professional photographer, who specializes in automotive, commercial advertising, and general photography. An inherent storyteller, Jaren blends his artistic expression through various mediums, including drawing, design, writing, film, and other forms of digital media.
Bolstered by his spiritual faith and creative passion, this young global artist, has traveled from Compton, California to numerous locales throughout the world, including the 2016-2018 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 races, 2016-2018, Los Angeles Auto Show (featured photographer), 2015 and 2018 Geneva Motor Show, 2018 Hot Rod Association Los Angeles event, and the 2015 and 2016 Monterey Car Show. His additional international experiences include, Portugal, France, Egypt, India, Singapore, China, South Africa, Cuba, South Korea, and Italy!
To hone and share his craft, Jaren has studied Industrial and Transportation design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, film production at New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, Entrepreneurship at the USC Marshall School of Business (summer program), and taught digital storytelling to elementary students. He previously worked for the Porsche Experience Center, Los Angeles, and was a digital marketing and social media intern at Atom Factory, an entertainment and Venture Capital company. Professionally, Jaren is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, American Photographic Artists, National Association of Black Journalists Associations, and the Motor Press Guild.
Committed to giving back to his community and helping others, Jaren, is a mentor, advocate, and teacher. In February, 2019, Jaren served as a member of the Planning Team for the national Obama Foundation, MBK Summit, assisting with programming, logistics, and facilitation as a peer mentor. He also partnered with the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, Obama Foundation, and the Children and Nature Network’s, Fresh Tracks program as a photographer, documenting the transformational leadership development program which brings together youth from different cultural backgrounds to learn about social change and the power of the outdoors. Jaren is also a member of a diverse coalition dedicated to economic, social, and political empowerment for youth and other community members in Watts, California.
A former participant and mentor in the Broome Family Foundation, Business Leadership Institute for young men of color, Jaren often shares his entrepreneurial, advocacy, and professional experiences through his public speaking, journalism, and photography. Some of his past and current projects include: Documenting a moving conversation addressing community violence in Washington DC, featuring Venus and Serena Williams, Jemele Hill, and Malik Yoba; Youth keynote speaker at the YMCA’s, 46th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Brotherhood Breakfast and their launch of a collegiate collaborative with California State University, Los Angeles alongside Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti; Serve as the Lead Youth Mentor and Intern at the Yetunde Price Resource Center in Compton, California, where he provided monthly mentorship to youth, particularly young boys of color, living at a local housing complex for previously homeless families, and facilitated trauma-informed expressive arts activities, such as poetry, drawing, and photography; Documented the 2018, United State of Women Conference, the 2018 Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, and the Compton Human Trafficking Task Force Summit; Served on the California Endowment’s, Building Healthy Communities, Youth Action Council (YAC), which addressed various issues and disparities, including creating a poignant video entitled, California Teens Demand a Plan to End Violence,following the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting tragedy, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR0aCh8AEps), and is a contributor to the Los Angeles Sentinel.
Jaren is an avid thinker, leader, mentor, and community advocate who seeks opportunities to contribute, grow, and learn.