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ABOUT

ABOUT Jermaine "mainMAN" Monroe
I am a man of many talents who moved to Charlotte at the end of the last century before recently relocating to Greensboro, NC. My career started in the US military as a Battalion Arms Specialist, but I later got enticed by academia and earned two college degrees, one from the Art Institute of Charlotte, before joining the booming internet industry. 
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As a multimedia developer I worked in a variety of digital capacities across the Carolinas specializing in content management systems and interactive installations. I started my own company mainATTRACTIONs based in Charlotte to concentrate on a range of print and web projects as well as explore my interest in computer graphics, information visualization and interactive experiences.
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Since grade school, I have been a painter and illustrator. My love for Hip-Hop culture introduced me to producing music and writing songs which transitioned into a passion for poetry. As a spoken word artist and motivational speaker, I wanted to help children and young adults discover their aspirations so I started the M.A.D.E. Mentoring Program. My mission is to spread love and dopeness through my art and words. This site showcases the creative side of all my work.

Creative Motivation

I have a fascination with the aesthetics of detail and complexity that can arise from simple mathematical processes and a technical curiosity to implement them. My creative process is to create tools that let me visually explore generative processes in an interactive manner. The best outcomes are often the least expected!


Major Performances

  • We Are The Gold Experience Hosted by David Banner - Hayti Heritage Center, Durham NC
  • NC Native American American Caucus - Burlington NC
  • Nuyorican Poets Cafe - Lower East Side, New York NY
  • From Prison To Prosperity Hosted By Eric Thomas The HipHop Preacher - Harrison Theatre, Greensboro NC
  • Carolina Cultural Arts Festival - Southern Pines NC
  • National Black Theatre Festival - Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem NC
  • The Apache Cafe - Atlanta GA
  • 2019 Juneteenth Celebration - Yanceyville NC
  • Poetry719 Festival - ENT Center For The Arts, Colorado Springs CO
  • Peace To The Revolution - Hayti Heritage Center, Durham NC
  • The 4 - The Triad Stage, Greensboro NC
  • 2019 Southern Fried Poetry Slam - Fayetteville NC
  • The Poet's Passage - San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Black 365 Stage Play - Uptown Dinner Theatre, Fort Bragg NC
  • Inkspired Reloaded - Traine, Raleigh NC
  • Slam Madness - Sky Lounge, Greenville SC
  • CACE Afrofuturism Conference - UNC-G, Greensboro NC
  • 2018 Southern Fried Poetry Slam - San Antonio TX
  • 2nd Annual Arts Exposed - Reimage, Winterville NC
  • African World Peace Festival - Downtown, Fayetteville NC
  • Greensboro Strong Tornado Relief Concert - Lebauer Park, Greensboro NC
  • MLK Day Celebration & Conference - TD Center, Asheville NC
  • The John Coltrane Festival - High Point NC
  • The Dope Conference - NC A&T, Greensboro NC
  • The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful - The Artist Bloc, Greensboro NC
  • A Page of Words Charity Event - TCB, Charlotte NC

Media Appearances (Books, Magazines, Radio, Tv & Film)

April 2020
The Herb Train. Motion Picture, AMC Theaters, Durham NC
February 2020
Butter. Motion Picture, Independent Film Festival, Greensboro, NC
December 2019
Da Underground Mix Show. Radio Broadcast, WXDU 88.7 Fm, Duke Univ. NC
Being Reasonable. Radio Broadcast, WCOM 103.5 Fm, Chapel Hill, NC
November 2019
The 3-D News Show. Radio Broadcast, WHUP 104.7 Fm, Hillsborough NC
We Are The Gold Promo Video & Interview. Television Broadcast, Purpose TV, USA
October 2019
Phases of Blooming. Poetry Book Publication, Briana LaFrazier, USA
September 2019
Radio Unfriendly Talk Show Host. Radio Broadcast, WHUP 104.7 Fm, Hillsborough NC
NBTF Words & Verses. Magazine & Internet Broadcast, Itz Black TheatreWinston-Salem NC
August 2019
The Bloc Awards Interview. TV & Internet Broadcast, Purpose TV, USA
March 2019
Catch The Wave. Radio & Internet Broadcast, The WAVE 87.9 Fm, High Point, NC
February 2019
Striving Artists. TV & Internet Broadcast, Save The Arts TV, Winston-Salem, NC
August 2018
Endless Will Presents Spoken Stories. Radio Broadcast, WHUP 104.7 Fm, Hillsborough NC
November 2018
The Poetry Cafe Interview for The 4. Radio Broadcast, WNAA 90.1 Fm, Greensboro, NC
October 2018
Rap Godz Commercial. TV & Internet Broadcast, Board game Brothas, USA
November 2017
Word Play Slam Article. Internet & Magazine Publication, Triad City Beat, USA
September 2017
The Artist Bloc Live! TV & Internet Broadcast, Wyse Media, Greensboro NC
The Poetry Cafe. Radio Broadcast, WNAA 90.1 Fm, Greensboro, NC

Art Commissions & Installations

  • One Man Art Exhibit, The Artist Bloc Gallery, Greensboro NC
  • NAAHBCU Visual Arts Exhibition, HC Taylor Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
  • The Ill, Comic Book/Web-series Illustrations. Left Hand Publishing, New York NY
  • Designs Vines & Wines Studio & Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Those Who Wait, Novel Cover Illustrations. Misery/Love Company, NewYork NY
  • Brittano Interactive Art Studios, High Point, NC
  • AME Zion National Conference Exhibit, Rock Hill, SC
  • The Picture House Gallery Installations, Multiple Mecklenburg Hospitals, Charlotte, NC
  • The Jealous Farmer, Children Book Illustrations. MGC Publishing, Fayetteville NC
  • For Sisters Only Expo Spotlight, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte NC
  • People of Color Exhibit, The Academy of the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Black History Month Show, The Officers Club, Beale AFB, CA
  • Young Artists Event, Joyner Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Accomplishments

  • 2019 Bloc Award Spoken Word Artist of the Year
  • 2019 Slam Winston Team Member
  • 2019 Detour Grand Slam Champion
  • 2018 Marquis Slam Team Member
  • 2017 Word Play Grand Slam Champion

Professional Projects

2015 - 2017 Lash Group/Amerisource Bergen, Database Verification Support
Created database checks and balances for personnel responsible for probing nonycoverage insurance issues, payer education on product benefits and how to track data delivered to manufacturers. Helped design formal training on thorough analysis techniques and comprehensive verification solutions.
2012 - 2015 Verizon Wireless, Subcontracted B2B Solution Specialist
Added to a special marketing team of professionals who created thousands of new customer leads and grew the existing customer base by leveraging personalized face to face with small business owners by tweaking formal and informal training practices, marketing videos, interactive digital exhibits and some system software.
2010 - 2012 Compass Group, HRIS/IT Sales & Media Asset Support
Improved SAP, Remedy & Halogen HR audit database interaction between administrative & performance management departments. Also built sales force iPad applications, nonlinear multimedia presentations and was on the team that invented the WoC or World of Compass internal web presence.
2003 - 2005 Stewart Oldsmobile/Dunn Jeep/Hyundai of Charlotte, Business Development
Upgraded and maintained the customer database, sales website and created a secondary B2B marketing funnel that promoted sales growth and customer retention.
2002 - 2003 Security Finance Corporation, Print & Digital Multimedia Marketing Manager
Oversaw marketing campaigns for four South Carolina branches and assisted in the rebranding initiative of the entire company
2001 - 2002 Sitel Corporation/OnStar, Training Media Creator & Advisor
Advised and assisted in creating world-class training materials and media assets for customer service representatives responsible for marketing mobile technology services.
2000 - 2001 Kannady Enterprises, Brand Developer
Designed and implemented PHP based e-commerce, marketing branding strategies and content managed website for travel agency.

For Booking or Getting In Touch

mainMAN can be reached by calling (202) 780-MAIN or by email@mainman.link or find me on these social media sites: