"What is written is eternal. What is said is remembered. What is shared shifts consciousness. Be mindful of the messages you communicate to the world for they become your legacy." Robert Young
While you may not know his name, you have likely seen his work.
Veteran storyteller Robert Young's career, spanning film, art activations, and public speaking, has garnered him widespread acclaim for its powerful portrayal of the triumph of the human spirit. 
His authorship of Daily Inspiration, Your Guide To Hope In Times Of Hopelessness is filled with a lifetime of philosophies that support all people in their journey to be their best selves. 
Leaders of esteemed organizations such as SCOPE International Contemporary Art Show, The Related Companies & Relevent Sports, Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Lord Cultural Resources, Pan American Games Organizing Committee, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Pattison Outdoor and the Royal Ontario Museum have lauded Young's talent, passion, and dedication to excellence. 
His YOUNG WORLD FACES, UNMASK FEAR and THE WORLD ENLIGHT art activations have contributed to the impact of international professional sporting events and graced the facade of historically relevant institutions alike. 
His early works in film and television with entertainment giants such as Viacom, BET, MTV Networks, as well as with global philanthropic organizations such as War Child Canada, exemplify his unique ability to captivate audiences and create transformative experiences across creative industries. 
Through his voice, he has healed via public speaking engagements, entertained through Telly Award-winning commercials and inspired by way of his authorship of Robert Young's Daily Inspiration: Your Guide To Hope In Times Of Hopelessness. 
Young's growing list of accomplishments in storytelling through film, art activations, public speaking and more, continues to leave a lasting impression on fans, clients, and art collectors alike. 
As a sole proprietor who has built his business without representation, Robert Young became an expert in not only the creative ideation and execution of ideas but the logistics required to secure them via capture management, pitch presentations and contracting. With the building of a new team of representation on the horizon, it is clear that, despite his list of accomplishments, the work of this veteran storyteller has only just begun.

Robert Young began his Storytelling career specializing in strategic communication and the arts more than 30 years ago. His knack for intuitive Storytelling from a global perspective is exemplified by his accomplishments in performance (poetry, voice-over, public speaking) literature (authorship of inspirational books and screenplays), film (music videos, commercials, documentaries) and design (large-scale public art activations, experiential engagements). 
Young's international experience across the creative industries has molded him into a highly regarded Veteran Storyteller capable of providing energetic leadership and effective direction for creative teams, administrative staff, vendors, and freelancers. A detail-orientated cultural programmer and committed agent of effective policy, his character assessment of individual abilities make him a communicative, progressive, and responsive liaison. A focused and responsible advocate for community development, as a creative executive with professional experience through entrepreneurial practice and client engagement, Young makes pragmatic use of philosophical and hands-on aptitude in both innovative and standard business operations.
Robert Young is also a dual citizen of Canada and the United States of America, born to Jamaican-Chinese parents.
Award-winning motivational public speaker and voiceover talent ∞ Veteran director, editor, writer, and producer of multimedia content ∞ Effective team leader, builder, mentor, skills trainer, and collaborator ∞ Innovative designer and developer of experiential activations and strategy ∞ Expert storyteller in literature, photography, film and community engagement ∞ Experienced traveler and investigator of global cultural trends and philosophies ∞ Adept problem-solver and implementor of productivity policies and best practices.
Storytelling, Film Production (Direct/Produce), Photography (Portrait/Architectural), Activation Design (Art/Experiential), Team-Leadership, Fine Art, Voice Over, Creative Direction, Professional Speaking, Writing, Problem-solving
Experiential Activation Designer of the Year – SignMedia Magazine Canada 10th Annual Soft-signage Awards ∞ Jackie Robinson Fortitude Award Honouree – Toronto Community Advisory Board ∞ Emerging 20 Filmmaker – Reel World Film Festival ∞ Top 40 Under 40 Honouree – Network Miami Magazine ∞ Appointed to the Arts & Entertainment Council by former Mayor Manny Diaz – City Of Miami ∞ Best Independent Video Winner (VideoFact) for “If I Were A Planet” – Much Music Awards (MMVA) ∞ Copy-writing Award & Music Production Award for BET On Jazz National Television Advertisement – Telly Awards
Currently based in Los Angeles. Availability: Global


Film Production Record
Documentary Direction 
“Freetown Reborn” War Child Canada – Freetown, Sierra Leone West Africa ∞ “The Wind” Caribbean Export – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic ∞ “Beauty With A Purpose” Ms. World Pageant  – Barbados ∞ “Connecting The Dots” Bakehouse Art Complex  – Miami, FL. USA ∞ “Smoke and Mirrors” Cigar Aficionado – Miami, FL. USA ∞ “Smoke and Mirrors” Jeffery Salter – Miami, FL. USA ∞ “Fighting For Love” QP – Los Angeles, CA. USA 
Commercial Direction
Reebok “RBK Above The Rim” – New York NY. USA ∞ Texas de Brazil “The Experience” – Trinidad and Tobago ∞ Standard Furniture & Appliances “Mother’s May” – Trinidad and Tobago ∞ Standard Furniture & Appliances “Credit Advantage” – Trinidad and Tobago ∞ Standard Furniture & Appliances “Dash” – Trinidad and Tobago ∞ My Passion and My Business “Dance” Baltimore, MD. USA ∞ Smalta – Smiles – Trinidad and Tobago 
Speculative Direction 
Blue Mobile “The Apps” – Trinidad and Tobago ∞ Cadillac “Power & Beauty” – Miami FL. USA ∞ Puma “The Race” – Miami FL. USA ∞ Fiji Water “Tranquility – Miami FL. USA ∞ Air Jamaica “Love” – Miami FL. USA
Corporate Identity Video Direction 
“Welcome” McKenzie - Miami, FL.USA ∞ “Deconstruct” Eventscape – Toronto, ON. Canada 
Creative Short Direction 
“Concrete High” D. Sabala Grimes – Miami, FL. USA ∞ “Spit” Amir Sulaiman – Los Angeles, CA. USA 
Music Video Direction 
The XAV “Do The Math” – Philadelphia PA. USA ∞ Notorious B.I.G. + Bob Marley “Hold Ya Head” – Miami FL. USA + New York, NY. USA ∞ Common + Pharrell Williams “Universal Mind Control” (Original) – Los Angeles, CA. USA ∞ Wyclef + Syrai “Send Me An Angel” – New York, NY. USA ∞ Beenie Man + Shazelle “State of Emergency” – Trinidad & Tobago ∞ Shazelle “Take Me Tonight” – Bucharest, Romania ∞ Baby Cham “Clip” – Miami FL. USA ∞ Keshia Chante’ “2U” – Miami FL. USA ∞ Keshia Chante’ “Test Drive” Toronto ON. Canada ∞ Kardinal Offishall “Clear” – China + Singapore ∞ Kardinal Offishall “Freedom” Los Angeles, CA. USA ∞ Massari “Bad Girl” – Malibu, CA. USA ∞ Dru “Getting It In” – Barbados ∞ High Diamond “Fabulous” Toronto, ON. Canada ∞ NexCyx “Queen” – Barbados ∞ Simon Pipe “If Only These Walls” – Barbados ∞ Simon Pipe “Tonight” – Barbados ∞ Wesu “In Love” – Barbados ∞ Krave “Scrub The Ground” – Atlanta, GA. USA 
Non-Linear Film Editing 
Reality Television/Documentary: MTV Networks/Bad Boy Films “Diddy Runs The City” ∞ MTV Networks “Making The Band 2” 
Commercials: JC Penney “Bobble-head Bob” ∞ Reebok “We Got Our Five” ∞ Guinness “Prento” ∞ Play Along Toys "The Dog"
Television Network Promos: Turner Network Television (TNT) “Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil Turner Network Television (TNT) ∞ “The Pretender” Turner Network Television (TNT) | “Bull” 
Select Music Videos: Aaliyah “I Miss You” Aaliyah + DMX “Back In One Piece” ∞ Alicia Keys “How Come You Don’t Call Me” ∞ Alicia Keys + Eve “Gangsta Lovin'” ∞ Amanda Marshall “Everybody’s Got A Story” ∞ Amerie “Talkin’ To Me” + “Why Don’t We Fall In Love” ∞ Angie Stone “Every Day” ∞ Beenie Man/Mya “Gal Dem Suga” ∞ Boyz II Men “Color of Love” ∞ Brandy “Right Here” ∞ Busta Rhymes “Break Ya Neck” ∞ Craig David “What’s Your Flavor” ∞ Deborah Cox + RL “We Can’t Be Friends” ∞ Destiny’s Child + Missy Elliot “Bootylicious Remix” ∞ Diddy + Swizz Beats “Bigger Business” ∞ Diddy + G.Dep + Black Rob “Let’s Get It” ∞ Diddy + Loon “How You Want That” ∞ Diddy + Mario Winans “I Don’t Wanna Know” ∞ Diddy + Usher ” I Need A Girl Part 1″ ∞ Diddy + Nelly + Murphey Lee “Shake Ya Tailfeather” ∞ Diddy + G.Dep + Ghostface Killah + Keith Murray + Craig Mack “Special Delivery “Remix” ∞ DMX “What’s My Name” ∞ DMX + Sisqo What They Want ∞ Fabolous “It’s My Party” ∞ Fabolous + Nate Dogg “Ya’ll Can’t Deny It” ∞ Jay-Z “Hey Papi” ∞ Jay-Z + Mya “Best of Me ∞ Jay-Z + Pharrell Williams “Excuse Me Miss” ∞ Jay-Z + R. Kelly “Fiesta” ∞ Jill Scott "Gimme" ∞ Kanye West “Workout Plan”∞ Keisha Cole “Heaven Sent” + “She” + “Believer” ∞ LL Cool J “Imagine That” + “You & Me” LL Cool J + The Dream “Baby” ∞ LL Cool J + Ludacris + Keith Murray + Fubu “Fatty Girl” ∞ Luther Vandross “Dance With My Father” ∞ Monica “So Gone” ∞ Nelly “E.I.” + “Hot In Here” ∞ Nelly Furtado “On The Radio” ∞ Sean Paul “Gimme The Light” + “Like Glue” +”Get Busy” + “We Be Burning” ∞ Sean Paul + Estelle “Come Over” ∞ Shelby Lynne “Killing Kind” ∞ Usher “You Don’t Have To Call” + “You Got It Bad” + “U-turn” ∞ 50 Cent: Straight To The Bank
Nation's Capital, Washington DC, USA: Union Market by EDENS ∞ Crossing Navy Yard by Tishman Speyer ∞ Bammy's Navy Yard ∞ Historic Howard Theatre, Shaw ∞ UGC, NoMa
Canada: Harbourfront Centre, City of Toronto Year Of Public Art ∞ Pattison Outdoor Digital Super-boards, Nationwide
Government of Canada 150 Celebrations ∞ Canada’s 150th Anniversary Of Confederation, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) ∞ ROM After Dark, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) ∞ El Clásico Miami, Relevent Sports/International Champions Cup (ICC), USA ∞ F.C. Real Madrid vs Barcelona F.C. Match, Hard Rock Stadium (Exterior Facade) ∞ Pre-press Celebrity Dinner, Cipriani ∞ Mark-Anthony Press Conference, Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) ∞ International Press Conference, Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Exterior Facade) ∞ Pan American Games, Toronto Canada ∞ Pattison Outdoor Digital Super-boards, Gardiner Expressway ∞ Pan American Games Lead Sponsor Activation, Commerce Court West, Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada (CIBC) National Headquarters ∞ Art Basel Miami Art Week, South Florida, USA ∞ The Historic Lyric Theatre, Entire Facade ∞ MiaBea House, Entire Facade ∞ Robert Young Gallery Mobile Satellite Art Fair ∞ Art In Corporate Spaces, Miami FL. USA ∞ Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design Headquarters, Biscayne Park ∞ Prime Brickell, Mary Brickell Village
Pipeline Brickell, Mary Brickell Village ∞ Next Level, Downtown ∞ Art + Culture, Government & B.I.A. Activations, Toronto Canada ∞ ROM After Dark: Bob Marley Celebration, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) ∞ Riverside District BIA ∞ Island Soul, Harbourfront Centre
Public Collections
“Face Of Canada” Acquired by the Government of Ontario Art Collection ∞ “Riverside District” Donated to the Riverside Business Improvement Area (BIA) 
Solo Exhibitions
“Freetown Reborn: Axiom Of Beauty” The Historic Lyric Theatre, Miami, FL. USA ∞ “YOUNG WORLD FACES” The Citadel, Miami, FL. USA ∞ “En Medellín” El Poblado Foto Galería, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia ∞ Soul Basel, The Urban Overtown, Miami FL. USA ∞ “YOUNG WORLD FACES” Imagefoundry Gallery, Toronto, Canada ∞ “Riverside District” Ralph Thornton Centre Gallery, Toronto, Canada ∞ “Neighbours” Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada ∞ “Freetown Reborn Axiom Of Beauty” Jazz Bistro Gallery, Toronto, Canada ∞ “Once Assembled” Glen Gould Theatre, CBC, Toronto, Canada ∞ “YOUNG WORLD FACES” EQ3, Miami, FL. USA ∞ “Freetown Reborn Axiom Of Beauty” Gallery I.D. Wynwood, Miami, FL. USA ∞ “Lucent Aura” Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL. USA ∞ “Relativity” Wind Condominium, Miami, FL. USA ∞ “Abstraction” Art Centre Of South Florida, Miami Beach, FL. USA ∞ “Abstraction” Wind Condominium, Miami, FL. USA ∞ "Abstraction" Grass, Design District, Miami FL. USA
Group Exhibitions
Bacardi Presents The Dean Collections, American Cut, Atlanta, GA. USA ∞ Art Basel Miami Style Artist Lounge, MiaBea House, Miami Beach, FL. USA ∞ Welcome To Haiti, Macaya Gallery – Miami, FL, USA ∞ Riverside Eats & Beats, Dimensions Gallery – Toronto, ON. Canada ∞ Riverside WineFEST, Ralph Thorton Centre, Toronto, ON. Canada ∞ Identity, Office of the Lieutenant Governor Of Ontario, Queens Park, Toronto, ON. Canada ∞ Manifesto Trancension, Steam Whistle Gallery “Manifesto, Toronto, ON. Canada ∞ The United Way Haiti Art Expo, The Mosaic Building, Design District Miami, FL. USA ∞ Tomorrow Project, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL. USA Traditional Homes Hampton Designer Showhouse, Sag Harbor, NY. USA ∞ Ruta: 2010, Nina Torres Gallery, Miami, FL, USA ∞ Water, Audrey Love Gallery Wynwood, Miami, FL. USA ∞ Books, Swenson Gallery Wynwood, Miami, FL. USA
Select Appearances
Corporate/Government Presentations & Keynotes
Relevent Sports/Miami Dolphins/El Clásico VIP Reception "YOUNG WORLD FACES Of Sport" Cipriani – Miami, FL. USA ∞ Apple “Library Presents” Apple National Headquarters – Toronto, ON. Canada ∞ Pan American Games Exhibition Reception “Spirit Of Competition” CIBC Commerce Court West– Toronto, ON. Canada ∞ Pan American Games Brand Partners Conference “We Are The Light” Maple Leaf Theatre, CN Tower – Toronto, ON. Canada ∞ Miami Ad School “Careers Behind The Camera” International Headquarters – Miami Beach, FL. USA ∞ University of Miami Incoming Freshmen Orientation “Careers in Film Entertainment” UM Campus – Miami, FL. USA ∞ Invest SVG “Storytelling Through Filmmaking” – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ∞ Sugar Mill Academy “Storytelling Through Photography” – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ∞ Broward County School System “Careers Behind The Camera” Miami, FL. USA
Inspirational Talks
“Daily Inspiration” Book Launch, Prime Brickell – Miami, FL. USA ∞ “The Art Of Creative Therapy” Art Basel Miami Art Week, MiaBia – Miami Beach, FL. USA ∞ “Manifesting Anima Intelligence” Jackie Robinson Award Acceptance Speech – Toronto, ON. Canada ∞ “Act of Kindness” Life and Light Ministries – Toronto, ON. Canada ∞ “Original 7” Exhibition Opening, Imagefoundry Gallery – Toronto, ON. Canada
Select Performances
Wendy’s – Frosty ∞ Sport Check – My North, BET – Bet On Jazz (2-time Telly Award Winner) ∞ Nike – Alleycat Scramble Dunhill ∞ NBA Marcus Camby Foot Locker, Gatorade – Pain ∞ Air Canada – NBA Toronto Raptors ∞ Snickers – Voice of God ∞ Tommy Hilfiger – Hilfiger Athletics ∞ Bubblicious – NBA ∞ TD Bank – Money ∞ Foot Locker/Fila – Grant Hill ∞ Ritz – Air Crisps ∞ Athlete’s World – Adidas ∞ Eaton’s Department Store – Jeans/Diversity (11 ad campaign) ∞ Activision “Enter The Wu” (Video Game Character Voice) ∞ Pitbull (Mobile App Announcer Voice) 
Fighting For Love ∞ Freetown Reborn ∞ Robert Young | The Why
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