interview with Consciousness Magazine’s CEO Aaron Robinson

We are sharing our recent interview with CEO and publisher of consciousness magazine Mr Aaron Robinson.

Pro Media Mag: First of all tell us about the start of your professional career.
Aaron Robinson: In 2004 I was granted the opportunity to start a magazine titled Consciousness Magazine, in which I founded, where I also hold the position of President and Editor of Chief. I obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, and majored in graphic design. I am a professional Graphic Designer. I have an Associate’s Degree in Visual and Fine Arts. With those degrees, along with the knowledge that I accumulated along the way, I was able to create this successful publication.

Pro Media Mag: Who or what inspired you to launch Consciousness Magazine?
Aaron Robinson: I started Consciousness Magazine right after I graduated from Columbia College Chicago. It was a vision that I foreseen as I needed to bring awareness and inspiration to people. At the time I lived in a predominantly black, yet disadvantaged community on the Westside of Chicago. One day I was standing in a store on Chicago Avenue and had an epiphany moment. I realized that my life would never be the same. I felt a burden upon me that was extremely heavy. I wanted to give back to my African American community and felt that it was up to me to make a difference in my community by bringing awareness to the people in various aspects, not only locally, but eventually around the world.

Pro Media Mag: Any reason/ story behind going for the name ‘Consciousness Magazine’?
Aaron Robinson: When I was seeking to find myself and to know who I was as an individual, I would read inspirational and motivational books. I would begin to study who I was as an individual, along with studying my history, heritage and my culture. I learned about various religions and community groups that advocated for change. Once I began to open my mind, I would implement what I learned by taking full responsibility and being accountable for my actions. With that in mind, I wanted to bring awareness to the vision I had of starting the magazine. I added in many of those aspects. This is where Consciousness Magazine stems from. Since the word ‘consciousness’ is broad, I added the word ‘magazine’ to it to differentiate it amongst other publications.

Pro Media Mag: What kind of feedback you are getting from your readers?
Aaron Robinson: Over the years the feedback has been very amazing! It has been positive and very uplifting feedback that we receive from our audience; nonetheless, the readers, celebrities and significant individuals that we interview. To start something from scratch and to have people embrace it – is very gratifying.

Pro Media Mag: What kind of news / stories your magazine covers?
Aaron Robinson: Our content is inspiring and motivating. We cover stories on celebrities, lifestyle, health, environment, sports, technology, community efforts, arts and culture. We also produce content that have a substance that brings awareness and enlightenment to our readers.

Pro Media Mag: What’s the best part of being a magazine CEO?
Aaron Robinson: The best part of being a magazine CEO is meeting people from all walks of life. I work with a group of people who value my work and believe in me. I choose to work many components of developing the magazine, so my career never gets boring. When I attend events and engagements I get to meet and talk to individuals I thought I would never meet. The role is sporadic; I never know what will be a surprise or who may reach out via a phone call or an email. Moreover, I get to bring enlightenment and love to people lives.

Pro Media Mag: Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Aaron Robinson: This year marks our 16th year anniversary. I want to thank everyone who stuck by us and continue to support Consciousness Magazine. Feel free to visit us at Follow us on twitter at and instagram at You can purchase or subscribe to us online at digitals stores. I can be found on twitter at and instagram at I am the author of several books including How to Self-Publish a Magazine, The Artwork of Aaron Robinson and Prestige Interviews. I also sit on the board of a youth non-profit organization called Still I Rise. We facilitate various initiatives and events in our community located south of Chicago. Feel free to visit us at

Pro Media Mag: Where do you see your magazine in the next 5 years?
Aaron Robinson: I see it broadening out more. I see us growing international. I also see us facilitating major events and having a household name as a publication.

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