WHO IS TCP TINGS?
From Left-to-Right: Marc Gayle - CEO, Kia Moses - Co-Founder/Chief Creative Officer (CCO); Jordan Moses - Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer (COO);
Armed with a suitcase full of 'banana chips', Kia left Jamaica to major in Advertising at The School Of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. In 2007 she graduated with Honours, multiple awards and was ranked in the ‘top 100 Advertising Students in the U.S.A.’
After working at ad agencies in New York and London, plus interning for music video director ‘X’, she returned home with a passion to pour everything back into the Jamaican creative industry.
Since then, this ‘Imaginationista’ (who clearly also makes up her own words) co-founded TCP Those Creative People. Her responsibilities include conceptualizing ideas, creative direction, copywriting, product development and innovation for TCP’s own product line – which includes Jamaican greeting cards, novelty items, ‘One Bag Ah Tings’ and more.
After years of writing TV ads, Kia made her screenwriting and directorial debut with her first short film ‘Flight’ in 2018. The co-directed Jamaican short film went on to win 17 awards at film festivals worldwide, was the 2019 Diversity In Cannes winner, was selected for a special screening during the Cannes Film Festival, was one of the 5 finalists at the 2019 American Black Film Festival and now has a 2-year licensing agreement with HBO.
Since then, Kia has gone on to direct music videos for the songs ‘Paradise Plum’ and ‘Climbing’ by Naomi Cowan, along with directing over 7 TV ads and 12 branded content videos.
In February of 2020, she was selected by HBO to shadow the director of HBO’s ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ in Los Angeles and also represented Jamaica as a judge in the ‘Direction’ category of the esteemed 58th Annual D&AD Awards in London, UK in May.
Her hobbies include reading, writing, photography, ballet, and confidently screaming out wrong answers at Jeopardy.
Jordan has experience in advertising and marketing both locally and internationally. This Creative Director, Art Director, Footballer and Part-Time Farmer graduated with a BA in Graphic Design from the University of Tampa. Second only to his love for sports, is his love for creating business ventures from scratch and watching them grow - the driving force that led him to co-found TCP.
After building many web products for clients over the last decade, Marc had a desire to build, not only web, but also physical products of his own. Having completed his MBA at the University of Tampa and a BA in Computer Science at Eckerd College a few years prior, Marc decided to move back to Jamaica with his wife to raise his three children. Upon return, Marc became very involved in the local tech community and is commonly considered one of the more vocal voices.
He enjoys helping fellow entrepreneurs build their dreams into empires and was a powerful addition to the TCP Tings team as Chief Executive Officer. Since joining TCP Tings he has spearheaded the roll out of the product line across the island and has implemented more sophisticated business and logistics infrastructure. In his ‘free time’ he also writes on a variety of topics for a wide array of leading technology blogs such as Techcrunch, SixRevisions, Smashing Magazine. His writing has also been featured in the well-known British newspaper, The Economist.
He also tweets prolifically about finance, economics, business & politics. He is a founding contributor of the grassroots Twitter community #FinanceTwitterJA and has been publicly praised for his public advocacy and financial education initiatives by the then outgoing IMF country representative to Jamaica (Uma Ramakrishnan).
MORE ABOUT TCP TINGS
Our TCP Tings product line is designed by Jamaicans for Jamaicans and anyone who loves Jamaica.
We believe Jamaicans deserve and should have the option to buy high-quality, creative, local products that truly reflect our culture — with first world designs.
All of our greeting cards, gift tags, planners, stationery and tote bags are proudly printed in Jamaica.
One Bag Ah Tings:
Jamaicans love to say ‘you’re walking around with One Bag Ah Tings’ when you have a lot of things – so we decided to turn ‘One Bag Ah Tings’ into a physical bag. Your ‘One Bag Ah Tings’ also makes more than a fashion statement because part proceeds from every purchase goes to Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica to help keep our island clean by encouraging reusable bags, instead of plastic ones when shopping.
Our handheld fans are the ‘hottest way to cool down in Jamaica’, with clean fan designs featuring Jamaican slangs.