Jeffery Beckham and his business partner, Horace Flournoy, founded Black Box Creative INC. with an impressive passion for technology and education in the African American community. Their initial goal in starting the company was to improve the Web presence of companies with enterprise quality design standards at affordable rates. Now the company has set its sights on becoming the premier Web development, mobile application and Internet strategy company in the Midwest. On top of the company’s strategic business goals, Beckham and Flournoy have goals to impact the community as well. The owners not only teach classes in web development, graphic design and social media to companies and individuals seeking to build those skills, they also mentor and volunteer at numerous schools and non-profit organizations throughout the Midwest.
Beckham and Flournoy founded Black Box Creative in 2008, however, the duo have been designing websites since ages 13 and 12, respectively. Black Box Creative helps start-ups and new organizations while sharing their expertise with established companies as well. The company supports philanthropic interests as well such as The Joseph Assignment, The Swish Dreams Foundation, and Perspective’s Charter School.