About The Des Moines Egotist
The Des Moines Egotist serves as the hub of creative work, talent and resources across Iowa. The site is one of a growing network of localized Egotist websites across North America (and soon the world), focused on highlighting the ideas and work of the local creative community and sharing creative ideas and resources nationally and internationally.
So, Why Des Moines?
Because we believe Des Moines could be the next Mecca of creativity. It just doesn’t know it yet.
The Des Moines creative community is an underestimated and under-utilized asset. Our mission is simply to change that by challenging mediocrity, touting excellence and fostering conversation and growth. Greatness comes from bold, sometimes radical thinking. It is our job to help promote local business growth by encouraging bigger thinking and bolder ideas. In doing this, we hope to build and attract an even stronger creative community which will foster more business growth for our community.
Fair Warning to Business Owners
The Des Moines Egotist exists to promote business and community growth. We have no patience for creative mediocrity, safe marketing strategy or those who are content with the status quo. If you do, be prepared for us to challenge you.
The Des Moines Egotist is a champion of the Iowa creative community. If you don’t believe Des Moines has the creative talent, be prepared for us to challenge you.
Fair Warning to the Creative Community
The Des Moines Egotist is an advocate for growing a high-octane creative talent base in Des Moines. Being a part of it means everything you do is a reflection of our collective creative community. That means we all have a reputation to build and grow. If you don’t live up to the image and reputation of excellence we are trying to create, be prepared for us to challenge you.
Companies aren’t creative. People are. We aim to tout the best of our community – and we expect you to help. That means if you’re a part of our community – as a photographer, illustrator, director, writer, designer, entrepreneur, musician, artist, architect, social media guru, cartoonist or whatever – we’re expecting you to help in our mission. Challenge the people around you. Challenge yourself. Heck, challenge us! But remember one thing ...
It’s up to all of us to raise the bar for the entire community.