Inspired Storytellers

Durham, NC / New York, NY / New Orleans, LA 

We are a passionate group of talent who believes in the power of stories to ignite movements. We amplify causes promoting justice, social good, equity and human rights. We stand with anyone who strives to make a difference.

The world is large and diverse and we want to spend our time attempting to better understand just a fraction of the people who fill it. Our goal is to always be genuine and depict the voices of our subjects honestly. We do our damnedest to provide a platform for people to share what’s important to them in their own voice.

Photo: Bryan, Cara and Jeyhoun pictured with Haitian crew members Roland and Tomas.

OUR SERVICES

Inspired Storytellers is a group of talent with a highly connected network of freelancers from photographers to developers. We offer services in photography, film, music composition, motion graphics, web development and design. Together, we create innovative digital campaigns, interactive annual reports and media plans that move audiences.

PRINCIPALS

CARA SHIH

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Melding her love for design with social advocacy, Cara has worked with leading non-profits to communicate effectively to external audiences. She believes that creative design has the power to change the world and just one idea can set the world into motion. In her spare time, Cara attempts to see the world, one road trip at a time. Visit Cara's personal website at www.whoisshih.com and tell her a story at Cara@inspiredstorytellers.com.

BRYAN TARNOWSKI

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Bryan is a photographer and filmmaker focused on documentary subjects of a wide variety. He often shoots to learn more about a subject and quench his thirst for greater knowledge of the world. He is most in his element embedding himself inside someone's life or a culture he is unfamiliar with. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, ESPN The Magazine, The Fader, Vibe Magazine, New York Times and New Orleans Magazine among others. Visit Bryan's personal website at www.bryantarnowski.com and tell him a story at Bryan@inspiredstorytellers.com.

JEYHOUN ALLEBAUGH

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Jeyhoun is a photographer and filmmaker who loves making a friend out of a stranger. Jeyhoun worked for newspapers and the NBA before deciding to use those skills to affect positive change. His work has been exhibited at the MoMA and New York Public Library and has appeared in GQ, PDN, USA Today, NYT.com, The Durham Herald-Sun, Indy Week and Time.com. Jeyhoun was also part of a team honored at Pictures of The Year International. Visit Jeyhoun's personal website at www.jeyhoun.com and tell him a story at Jeyhoun@inspiredstorytellers.com.

CLIENTS

Our work focuses on bolstering our clients’ impact by collaborating to create and leverage compelling content. Who we work with is varied. Whether you are a 501c3 nonprofit, social enterprise or a profit making company, what matters to us is that you aim to make positive change. We are proud to work with the following clients:

GET IN TOUCH

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