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essence smith is a DJ, entrepreneur and serves as the co-founder and director of operations & communications for SocialWorks. as socialworks' director of operations & communications, smith works diligently to produce branding strategies, orchestrate favorable content surrounding socialworks' initiatives and events, managing press relations as well as maintaining the overall positive image of the organization. in addition, smith owns her own event planning business titled ELMS https://www.essencelauren.co/elmsevents event planning and production LLC, where she curates memorable events tailored to the vision of her clients. though essence is capable and more than willing to plan events of all themes and genres, within ELMS, her main focus is to produce events with a purpose — the purpose to support and elevate the importance of women of color.

we are so excited to welcome sc as the newest member of the alex carter team. she will be expanding the label as our first brand rep! we are grateful to have her on board and thought meticulously about who to place in this position. we wanted someone who is well traveled and has the desire to see more of the world, displays a professional demeanor and has an appreciation for art and independent designers. 

we want to thank you for your involvement and we look forward to our future together! 

- a l e x   c a r t e r