Creativity has the power to influence some of our most complex cultural challenges. Sometimes, in places where money and politics alone can't.

That’s why Creative Works exists. To build an ecosystem that grows and elevates the Memphis creative community in order to accelerate cultural and economic change. We're a nonprofit organization fiercely focused on the power that design and creativity can have in people's lives.

To get involved, connect with us on social media, through one of our monthly local programs, and at our national annual conference.


Josh Horton

Founder & CEO

Josh is a designer and creative entrepreneur emphatic about the social and economic impact of design and creativity. After starting his design career in Seattle with Invisible Creature, he returned to his native Memphis in 2007 to build brands for small businesses and nonprofits. In 2014, he founded Creative Works to focus on empowering creative people.

Dan Price


Dan is a Philadelphia-born serial hobbyist with a background in writing, branding, and campaign development. After seven years as an advertising copywriter, he left his post in 2016 to help evolve Creative Works into a year-round resource for Memphis creatives.


Blake Lam

Director of Youth Education

Blake is a designer and educator with a passion for helping people and solving problems. He started his design career in Washington D.C. before moving to the Bluff City to pursue a Master’s degree in Urban Education. After three years teaching in Memphis middle schools, Blake joined Creative Works in 2017 to lead our youth education efforts.