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Side Projects

September 11, 2018

Consultant Sally Lait Turns Her Admiration of Japanese Details into Animated Art

Consultant Sally Lait Turns Her Admiration of Japanese Details into Animated Art

“As I work in digital, I’m always looking to learn new things, so I decided to use this as an opportunity to teach myself about creating vector-based illustration and to animate them.” Read more.

Side Projects

September 3, 2018

Copywriter Janelle Blasdel Creates Comedy from the Page to Stage

Copywriter Janelle Blasdel Creates Comedy from the Page to Stage

“My side project is comedy, both performing and writing, which is a pretty broad arena to be working in, but that’s one reason I enjoy it so much.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 20, 2018

Desk Lunch Newsletter Advocates Inclusiveness in the Creative Industry

Desk Lunch Newsletter Advocates Inclusiveness in the Creative Industry

“We hope this is the first step in switching up the narrative to include more diverse voices.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 10, 2018

Shauna Keating Galvanizes the Design and Tech Community of Hudson Valley and Upstate New York

Shauna Keating Galvanizes the Design and Tech Community of Hudson Valley and Upstate New York

“We strive to connect the people in our region doing cool work related to technology.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 8, 2018

Woodworker and Storyteller Katie Thompson Champions the International Community of Woodworking Women

Woodworker and Storyteller Katie Thompson Champions the International Community of Woodworking Women

“When I started Women of Woodworking years ago, it was because I felt there wasn’t a thriving space on the Web quite yet for women in the craft—but we were out there.” Read more.

Side Projects

July 1, 2018

Graphic Designer Belinda Kou Works Practices Her Hand-Lettering Craft

Graphic Designer Belinda Kou Works Practices Her Hand-Lettering Craft

“I experiment with different styles, refine existing ones and connect with the greater lettering community.” Read more.

Side Projects

June 15, 2018

Po Campo bike bags Designer and Entrepreneur Maria Boustead’s videos on the Quest for Sustainability

Po Campo bike bags Designer and Entrepreneur Maria Boustead’s videos on the Quest for Sustainability

“I found the journey of realizing sustainable design to be really interesting.” Read more.

Side Projects

June 2, 2018

Illustrator Rukmini Poddar Draws from a Extended Range of Emotions

Illustrator Rukmini Poddar Draws from a Extended Range of Emotions

“Side projects have opened such a healing and empathetic space.” Read more.

Interview

May 13, 2018

Side Projects

May 2, 2018

Type Designer Dyana Weissman Advocates Experiencing the Outdoors

Type Designer Dyana Weissman Advocates Experiencing the Outdoors

“I co-lead hikes in a nearby state park, guiding new parents who carry their babies on a different trail. This gives them an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of being immersed in nature.” Read more.

Interview

April 3, 2018

Designer Megan Trischler Co-Creates Opportunities for Humans

Designer Megan Trischler Co-Creates Opportunities for Humans

“Be citizens before being designers. Better yet, be humans first.” Read more.

Side Projects

March 23, 2018

Designer and Marketer Kimberly Gant Loves to Create with Others

Designer and Marketer Kimberly Gant Loves to Create with Others

“Side projects gave me the opportunity to explore new things.” Read more.

Interview

March 19, 2018

Kim Goulbourne, Designer, Web Developer and Chronic Creator

Kim Goulbourne, Designer, Web Developer and Chronic Creator

“Most of my ideas come from experiences that I’ve had throughout my life. I’m designing the world I want to see.” Read more.

Side Projects

March 11, 2018

Writer, Director and Filmmaker Tara Cocco’s Comedy Chops

Writer, Director and Filmmaker Tara Cocco’s Comedy Chops

“Comedy is about understanding how your content resonates and connects with your audience.” Read more.

Interview

February 19, 2018

Wenting Li Actualizes Her Creative Work Life through Illustration, Paintings and more

Wenting Li Actualizes Her Creative Work Life through Illustration, Paintings and more

“Working in the arts is a really different and special, and a lucky way of looking back at the world.” Read more.

Interview

January 14, 2018

Commercial Artist Shelby Rodeffer Takes Up the Brushes to Create Traditional Sign Painting and More

Commercial Artist Shelby Rodeffer Takes Up the Brushes to Create Traditional Sign Painting and More

“I’m an artist first and a sign painter second, so it’s important for me to keep up a personal art practice.” Read more.

Interview

January 3, 2018

Independent Artist and Designer Shawn Smith Creates Things He Loves

Independent Artist and Designer Shawn Smith Creates Things He Loves

“I want to delight and inspire people with my art and design.” Read more.

Side Projects

December 7, 2017

The 100 Black Females Project created and advanced by Shayla Hunter

The 100 Black Females Project created and advanced by Shayla Hunter

“A project about what it means to be a black female today.” Read more.

Side Projects

November 29, 2017

Professional Picture-Maker Liz Nugent Happily Goes Into The Wild

Professional Picture-Maker Liz Nugent Happily Goes Into The Wild

“I get a lot of inspiration from nature—then draw it!” Read more.

Side Projects

November 26, 2017

Product Designer Caylee Betts’ Entrepreneurial Outlets: Swipies, Meetup group Moonlighters and More

Product Designer Caylee Betts’ Entrepreneurial Outlets: Swipies, Meetup group Moonlighters and More

“If you’re interested in professional self-improvement, I highly recommend taking on a side project!” Read more.

Side Projects

November 25, 2017

Sacha Judd is Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in The Tech World

Sacha Judd is Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in The Tech World

“My side projects all revolve around the central question of how we can make the tech sector better.” Read more.

Side Projects

November 21, 2017

Designer and Illustrator Ngaio Parr Launched “Make Nice” to Elevate and Inspire Creative Women

Designer and Illustrator Ngaio Parr Launched “Make Nice” to Elevate and Inspire Creative Women

“I built Make Nice to make things easier and better for working in the creative industries.” Read more.

Side Projects

November 3, 2017

Designer Rebecca MacDonald’s Mentoring, Collaborating and More

Designer Rebecca MacDonald’s Mentoring, Collaborating and More

“It is really refreshing to take a break from my day-to-day design work and create something completely different and unique.” Read more.

Side Projects

November 2, 2017

Designer, Photographer Bekka Palmer Turns Threads into Textile Products

Designer, Photographer Bekka Palmer Turns Threads into Textile Products

“A side project is totally necessary for my creative-self.” Read more.

Side Projects

October 18, 2017

Hand Letterer Libbie Bischoff Nudges People to Save The Fucking World

Hand Letterer Libbie Bischoff Nudges People to Save The Fucking World

“I have always been passionate about the environment and I am hoping my artwork can help with that.” Read more.

Events

October 10, 2017

Countering the Dominant Narrative of Turbulence at the 10th Cusp Conference

Countering the Dominant Narrative of Turbulence at the 10th Cusp Conference

“The stage—for the tenth time—was conspicuously lit by presenters selected for their Cusp-charged qualities in going against the grain in their line of work.” Read more.

Side Projects

October 3, 2017

User Experience Facilitator and Designer Kat Vellos Fosters Better Conversations

User Experience Facilitator and Designer Kat Vellos Fosters Better Conversations

“I created Better Than Small Talk as a way to inspire more open, authentic connections between people.” Read more.

Side Projects

September 30, 2017

Writer Keah Brown’s uplifting hashtag #DisabledAndCute on Twitter

Writer Keah Brown’s uplifting hashtag #DisabledAndCute on Twitter

“#DisabledAndCute is not about seeking validation from anyone but yourself.” Read more.

Interview

September 26, 2017

Stephanie Lawrence Centers on Design that is Positive and Enriching

Stephanie Lawrence Centers on Design that is Positive and Enriching

“User experience is about thinking about how someone will use what you design.” Read more.

Side Projects

September 22, 2017

Designer and Educator Jamie Cavanaugh Activates Lifelong Learning for the Global Design Community

Designer and Educator Jamie Cavanaugh Activates Lifelong Learning for the Global Design Community

“In March 2017, I started my side project, Design Higher, a website focusing on lifelong learning for designers.” Read more.

Side Projects

September 20, 2017

Designers Rashi Birla and Nicklesh Soni share Their Wanderlust

Designers Rashi Birla and Nicklesh Soni share Their Wanderlust

“We use a combination of photos and words to share our discovery of the people, places and things along our travels.” Read more.

Side Projects

September 15, 2017

Exploring through Urban Journaling: Stationery Enthusiast April Wu

Exploring through Urban Journaling: Stationery Enthusiast April Wu

“I doodle, sketch, paint and utilize crafting materials to document adventures and explorations from my daily life.” Read more.

Interview

September 14, 2017

Building a Career from Scratch: Illustrator, Art Director, Graphic Novelist Meags Fitzgerald

Building a Career from Scratch: Illustrator, Art Director, Graphic Novelist Meags Fitzgerald

“I believe I’m worth investing in and that my career/life is worth taking some risks for. ” Read more.

Side Projects

September 12, 2017

Product Designer Avalon Hu Reconnects with the Art of Illustration

Product Designer Avalon Hu Reconnects with the Art of Illustration

“I decided to set a goal to invest in my illustration skills and be more serious about it.” Read more.

Interview

September 10, 2017

Rachel Happen Approaches Business with a Dancer’s Skills

Rachel Happen Approaches Business with a Dancer’s Skills

“Observing how people move is like listening to a language everyone can speak.” Read more.

Side Projects

September 7, 2017

Organizational Designer Mollie West Duffy & Illustrator Liz Fosslien Declare Emotional Fluency

Organizational Designer Mollie West Duffy & Illustrator Liz Fosslien Declare Emotional Fluency

“Emotions can serve as valuable guideposts for decision-making.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 30, 2017

Designer and Writer Matthew Wyne’s Love Affair with Cocktails

Designer and Writer Matthew Wyne’s Love Affair with Cocktails

“I started Letters & Liquor, a blog that illustrates the history of lettering associated with cocktails.” Read more.

Interview

August 29, 2017

Innovating the hiring process: CFO Abby Cheesman and CEO Elena Valentine of Skill Scout

Innovating the hiring process: CFO Abby Cheesman and CEO Elena Valentine of Skill Scout

“We represent a small subset of pioneers who are redefining how companies communicate their jobs and company culture through video.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 27, 2017

CEO Claire Lew’s Art of Painting

CEO Claire Lew’s Art of Painting

“I feel insanely lucky that my mother exposed me to creating things with my hands.” Read more.

Interview

August 23, 2017

Aviate Press’ Ava Puckett makes handmade goods to lift your spirits

Aviate Press’ Ava Puckett makes handmade goods to lift your spirits

“I made it an effort to surround myself with other artists and entrepreneurs who were supportive and helpful.” Read more.

Interview

August 20, 2017

Photography service Snip Snap Go by Erika Dufour and Renee Gooch

Photography service Snip Snap Go by Erika Dufour and Renee Gooch

“Snip Snap Go makes it easy for you to take professional and affordable photos.” Read more.

Blogger’s Quest(ionnaire)

August 17, 2017

Lisa Charlotte Rost

Lisa Charlotte Rost

“The pipeline from ‘quick idea’ to ‘tweet-able blog post’ is long and wonderful and distressing.” Read more.

Events

August 14, 2017

Cusp Conference Celebrates 10 Years

Cusp Conference Celebrates 10 Years

“This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Cusp Conference, an annual gathering of creative types with a penchant for the eclectic.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 9, 2017

For Illustrator and Designer Anna Raff, “Things Are Looking Grimm”

For Illustrator and Designer Anna Raff, “Things Are Looking Grimm”

“My most recent side project is a series of illustrations based on the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.” Read more.

Side Projects

July 30, 2017

Running and Drawing by Lori Richmond

Running and Drawing by Lori Richmond

“I draw something I see on my run, in the same amount of time as my run.” Read more.

Interview

July 16, 2017

Calligrapher Bella Schilling is Fascinated with Letterforms

Calligrapher Bella Schilling is Fascinated with Letterforms

“I got accidentally obsessed with calligraphy.” Read more.

Side Projects

July 14, 2017

User Experience Designer Kaitlyn Rich Nerds Out on Plants and Herbalism

User Experience Designer Kaitlyn Rich Nerds Out on Plants and Herbalism

“I’ve always been interested in plants, working and volunteering with various urban garden and farm programs.” Read more.

Interview

July 7, 2017

Historian Sarah M. Dreller Starts Conversations on Modern Art and Architecture, Making Them Relevant

Historian Sarah M. Dreller Starts Conversations on Modern Art and Architecture, Making Them Relevant

“Making the conversation about peoples’ experiences of art and architecture nurtures a sense of relevance organically.” Read more.

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