Jacques H. Bastien

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Hey! I’m Jacques and I’m 29 years old. I was born on the island of Haiti and migrated to New York when I was 10 years old. I lived in Brooklyn, NY until I moved to Albany, NY to go to college in 2008. After spending 10 years in upstate New York, I moved back to New York City where I live with my wife and daughter.

Before I even understood the true meaning of being an entrepreneur, I was identifying needs and investing/building solutions. While I was in high school in Brooklyn, I produced and sold musical beats to aspiring artists. In college, I ran a barbershop in my dorm room, I ran a photography company taking professional photos for on-campus and local events, I also worked as a graphic design freelancer which eventually led to me starting and running a marketing company.

My past experiences have paved the way for my current ventures:

I’m the CEO and founder of Boogie Brands, a holding company comprised of brands that was built to help create a more inclusive world. Here are some of our brands.

boogie — Marketing research and consulting company helping brands understand black culture.

Breadcrumbs (Acquired) — Beautiful startup websites for one low monthly fee.

BoogieX — UX Design studio helping brands create beautiful & functional digital experiences.

SHADE — Influencer marketing agency helping brands influence black culture.

Snappy — Brand activation & photo booth company.

Nappy — Stock photography featuring photos of black and brown people.

Phab&Co — Content studio for e-commerce companies.

Aside from running our brands, I’m also a keynote speaker, college professor (I teach two classes), and I teach creative entrepreneurs how to build their own successful freelance businesses.

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Ui Ux Design + Branding
Coding & Development
Business Development
Public Speaking

Fun Facts

I’ve never actually been to a zoo
I’m a parkour enthusiast; here’s the proof
I play the guitar & love making music
I have a mixtape called “Boogieology: Lession 1”
I once drank RedBull and attempted to fly
I was chased by a dog when I was younger (in Haiti)
I love to wear blazers