WHO IS BEX?
Becky "Bex" Russell, a native of Atlanta, was raised in a poverty-stricken single parent home. Her mother worked two jobs to support she and her sister. Her mother was a painter and a jewelry maker in her spare time and her sister was an aspiring seamstress. She was surrounded by creative people, which of course impelled her to find her artistic niche. In 1993 she moved to Nashville giving her the label of the “new kid”. Becky found it hard to adjust to her new environment so she found peace in drawing every day hoping to take her mind off her troubles. In High School, she decided to take her hobby of drawing to the next level by signing up for a Commercial Art course. She loved that class because her teacher often let her teach the class and show off her abilities. The art course was intriguing but it wasn't enough to keep her focused. While in the 11th grade, Becky contemplated dropping out of school due to her growing lack of interest. Following the footsteps of so many in her family, she was ready to quit school and pursue a full-time job to help her mother pay the bills. Right before making a possible life altering decision, Becky found that she was a soon-to- be mother. Unsure of what to do, she made the decision to remain in school enrolling in summer school, night school and Saturday school in order to earn the credits necessary to graduate.
In 1999 she received her diploma with her 8 month old daughter in the audience to witness this milestone. Shortly after, she enrolled in college to study Graphic Design while simultaneously raising a daughter on her own. Becky soon became employed at the YMCA working with middle school aged children with a focus on inner city poverty stricken areas. She preferred those areas because she felt compelled to help kids handle everyday problems she endured while growing up. While working for the YMCA for 11 years, she organized many community fundraising events for the organization gaining experience and falling in love with philanthropy. Becky withdrew from college and decided to focus on raising her daughter and founded Bexclusives in 2004. At the time, Bexclusives mainly focused on creating one of a kind custom apparel and shoes for local and worldwide celebrities. She continued to set the bar high in her city until January 2011 when Becky made a big decision to move back to her hometown of Atlanta. Over the years, Bexclusives has evolved and created over 500 logos for up and coming brands. She has traveled down many creative paths, but one thing is for sure, Becky puts her heart in everything she does which sets her apart from many others. Her next phase will include more philanthropy work with The Good Human Campaign as well as focusing on teen girls. Now the mother of a college sophomore, Becky's number one goal is to be what she needed as a child and inspire others to find they're way out like she did.
For public speaking inquiries: BECKY@BEXCLUSIVES.COM
PAST AND CURRENT CLIENTS:
DAVE CHAPPELLE (CUSTOM CLOTHING)
STARLITO / GRIND HARD
CMG (YO GOTTI)
BLAC YOUNGSTA / HEAVY CAMP
MISSY ELLIOTT (CUSTOM CLOTHING)
50 CENT (CUSTOM CLOTHING)
COBB COUNTY SCHOOLS