Chief Creative Officer, i am OTHER
For more than twenty years, award-winning multi-hyphenate (chief creative officer, writer, editor, producer, speaker) Mimi Valdés has changed the way the world consumes pop culture. Mimi's background in journalism—she's a former editor-in-chief of VIBE and Latina magazines—provides a road map for each project she works on.
Whether influencing the creation of the ground-breaking 24-hour-music video “Happy”; co-producing Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival indie darling Dope (2015); serving as an Executive Producer on the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures (2016) or overseeing creative for Pharrell Williams’ company, i am OTHER, she produces content with a lasting impact. Regardless of the medium, venue or audience, Mimi's message stays true to her core belief that storytelling should entertain, educate and inspire humanity. A passion to influence the next generation of storytellers is reflective in all that Mimi does. She’s a proud alumna of New York University’s prestigious journalism program. A native New Yorker, she resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband.