The Curator of TEW
Julie M. Holloway is a multi-passion entrepreneur based in Hanover Park, Illinois (just outside of Chicago). Her love for the arts began at the early age of 8. After high-school she attended Ringling School of Art & Design, DePaul and The Art Institute of Chicago where she took a variety of art courses and in 2014, received her BA in Business Administration with a Marketing Focus from Capella University.
The first sixteen years of her career Holloway worked in various roles at companies such as Accenture, Home Depot, Nike and Oce Printing only to realize her passion and potential has and always will lie in the creative industry. After three years of moonlighting as an intrapreneur, while working a 12-14 hour work day, Holloway was spending 2-4 hours per night on her graphic design business. One day she woke up and realized it was her time to pursue her passion as a creative entrepreneur and took the ultimate leap of faith and left her full-time career in corporate America.
Holloway opened JMH Cre8ive Solutions in November, 2011 and has experienced tremendous growth and an expansion of creative design, print and web services along with her team of co-entrepreneurs. With an enormous heart and hunger for collaborating and assisting entrepreneurs carry through their creative vision, the business continues to flourish. Not too long ago, a colleague labeled JMH as the “dream midwife” because she has helped, encouraged, counseled and mentored many clients and colleagues as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
In November 2012 Holloway authored and curated the book series titled The Entrepreneur Within You (TEW), and in 2014 launched TEW Volume 2 and TEW Volume 2 in July, 2015. She organized this inspirational entrepreneurship anthology with 18 contributing authors, and they are currently working on volume four which will introduce another 18 contributors. From her infamous “quit day” in 2011 JMH continues to inspire, encourage and equip her colleagues as well as pefect strangers with hope and inspiration of following their life’s journey. TEW volume 4 is in the works, and should be released by the close of 2016. Stay connected!
In her spare time, JMH spends quality and creative time with her husband Darnell, children Jasmine (13) and D.J. (8) who are also emerging entrepreneurs. Together, the family loves sports, games, the Chicago White Sox, playing mini-golf and going to various events together. The kids are learning a bit about entrepreneurship by authoring books, selling soy wax candles, t-shirts, journals and other exciting products at events. You can find out more about the Holloway’s fine art business at www.juliemholloway.com.