Five Black women-owned businesses with TV and film set designer Tytiana Steele
Model D Explorer Series
MJ GALBRAITH | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021
TV and film set designer and director, and founder of Versara Creatives, Tytiana SteeleWhen we invited Tytiana Steele to take over our Instagram account as part of the Model D Explorer Series, she was excited for the opportunity to explore the city herself.
As a set director and designer in the TV and film industries, Tytiana’s young career has taken her all over the country. So, she says, she was excited to come back to Detroit and see what’s been going on in her own hometown.
Life & Work with Tytiana Steele of Detroit
Voyage ATL magazine
DECEMBER 2, 2021
Today we’d like to introduce you to Tytiana Steele.
Hi Tytiana, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I established Versara Creatives creative agency February 16, 2020 to create more Black wealth within the Advertisement, Marketing and Film Industry in Detroit, MI where I was raised. This company was created because of the lack of mentorship I was given within this industry. I carved out my own path in order to create more opportunities for myself and others that would follow in my footsteps. As a result, I’ve done positions such as; Production Designer, Art Director, Graphic Designer, Set Decorator, Set Dec Buyer, and Set Dresser. This was not easy to fulfill, but it was worth the journey. Here’s my story:
Setting the scene: Meet the set designer bringing Detroit visions to life
You've likely seen Tytiana "Ty" Steele's work without realizing it. The set designer and director is behind sumptuous scenes in TV shows like "Queen of the South" and brand campaigns like Barefoot Wine's We Stan with Her, but now the Detroit artist is bringing her talent back to her hometown, starting her own company to help build equity in her industry.