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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

“I’ve found that making the conversation about peoples’ experiences of art and architecture nurtures a sense of relevance organically.” Read more.

Side Projects

July 1, 2017

Freelance Writer & Editor Madeleine Dore Reveals “Extraordinary Routines” of the Creative Community

Freelance Writer & Editor Madeleine Dore Reveals “Extraordinary Routines” of the Creative Community

“In 2014, I started my online interview project ‘Extraordinary Routines’ as a way to uncover how creative people go about their days.” Read more.

Interview

June 28, 2017

Marcel and His Letters: Carolyn Porter’s Bold Passage in Typeface Design, Writing and Publishing

Marcel and His Letters: Carolyn Porter’s Bold Passage in Typeface Design, Writing and Publishing

“The fundamental truth of the project: I needed to share Marcel’s beautiful and heart-breaking words of love.” Read more.

Events

June 26, 2017

iPhone as a Tool for Creative Expression: Elise Swopes at the 64th CreativeMornings in Chicago

iPhone as a Tool for Creative Expression: Elise Swopes at the 64th CreativeMornings in Chicago

“This amazing opportunity to create at the tip of your fingertips.” Read more.

Side Projects

June 9, 2017

Industrial Designer Carmen Liu’s Explorations to Create Immersive Experiences

Industrial Designer Carmen Liu’s Explorations to Create Immersive Experiences

“Always on the lookout for ways to create an immersive experience and change the perspectives of those who participate.” Read more.

Events

June 5, 2017

At the 63rd CreativeMornings in Chicago, Leah Ball Creates Art with Unabashed Sensuality

At the 63rd CreativeMornings in Chicago, Leah Ball Creates Art with Unabashed Sensuality

“Ball’s talk spoke to wayfinding—the human quest of identity and for meaning.” Read more.

Side Projects

June 3, 2017

Carissa and Paul Hempton’s Print Prologue collection of tools for the creative community

Carissa and Paul Hempton’s Print Prologue collection of tools for the creative community

“Informing, educating and celebrating the process of small-format print design and the details that make it special.” Read more.

Events

May 8, 2017

Events

April 27, 2017

Side Projects

April 23, 2017

Amy Papaelias Co-Founded Typographic Collaborative Alphabettes.org

Amy Papaelias Co-Founded Typographic Collaborative Alphabettes.org

“I help run Alphabettes.org, a network and blog that promotes the work of women in typeface design, typography and the lettering arts.” Read more.

Events

April 19, 2017

Contemplating CreativeMornings and Zooming in on the Chicago Chapter

Contemplating CreativeMornings and Zooming in on the Chicago Chapter

“CreativeMornings is my kind of design conference: local, no-frills and grounded.” Read more.

Interview

April 12, 2017

Argent’s Sali Christeson and Eleanor Turner Make Functional Work Clothes with Attitude

Argent’s Sali Christeson and Eleanor Turner Make Functional Work Clothes with Attitude

“We want to change the game for women by giving them the clothes they need to succeed.” Read more.

Side Projects

April 1, 2017

Hands-On Creativity by Designers Pam Daniels and Brandon Williams of Welcome Industries

Hands-On Creativity by Designers Pam Daniels and Brandon Williams of Welcome Industries

“We love unlocking people’s potential to imagine and create.” Read more.

Side Projects

March 30, 2017

Poet Hannah Stephenson’s Paging Columbus for the Literary Community

Poet Hannah Stephenson’s Paging Columbus for the Literary Community

“There is no shortage of seriously talented writers here in Columbus, Ohio, as well as around the state.” Read more.

Events

March 24, 2017

Audience Takes the Stage at 60th CreativeMornings in Chicago

Audience Takes the Stage at 60th CreativeMornings in Chicago

“This third go-around felt like a movie with a bold start, a fulfilling middle, but a confusing ending.” Read more.

Side Projects

March 21, 2017

Sasha Endoh’s Mentoring of Girls and Ladies to Achieve Digital Skills

Sasha Endoh’s Mentoring of Girls and Ladies to Achieve Digital Skills

“It’s really an amazing experience to see women and girls go from feeling unsure and intimidated to coding their own websites.” Read more.

Rejane Dal Bello

Rejane Dal Bello

“Once we grow our mind, we also grow experiences as a designer.” Read more.

Side Projects

March 5, 2017

Jarrett Fuller’s Podcast about the Intersection of Criticism and Practice for Graphic Designers

Jarrett Fuller’s Podcast about the Intersection of Criticism and Practice for Graphic Designers

“I talk to designers, writers, curators and educators about the role of a critical and theoretical discourse within and around the design profession.” Read more.

Interview

February 21, 2017

Foresight Design Initiative’s Lyndon Valicenti: Design Methods, Systems Thinking and Inclusion

Foresight Design Initiative’s Lyndon Valicenti: Design Methods, Systems Thinking and Inclusion

“I need to believe in the power of design to facilitate inclusive conversations for action.” Read more.

Side Projects

February 14, 2017

Product Designer Elayna Spratley’s Balance in Mind, Body, Style & Spirit

Product Designer Elayna Spratley’s Balance in Mind, Body, Style & Spirit

“#BalanceMBSS is a lifestyle project that focuses on promoting higher mental, physical, fashion and spiritual well-being.” Read more.

Side Projects

February 13, 2017

Indie rock band Sunjacket’s Garret Bodette

Indie rock band Sunjacket’s Garret Bodette

“A side project is necessary to feeling creatively balanced.” Read more.

Side Projects

February 10, 2017

Sad Asian Girls

Sad Asian Girls

“Side projects are an outlet to transform our greatest concerns or interests into form in a productive way.” Read more.

Events

February 6, 2017

Keep it Weird: Creative Director Michael Freimuth at 59th monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

Keep it Weird: Creative Director Michael Freimuth at 59th monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

“The refrain of Freimuth’s presentation was ‘balancing convention and fantasy.’” Read more.

Events

January 18, 2017

Side Projects

January 16, 2017

The Take A Stand Project

The Take A Stand Project

“Side projects reveal who we are, what we stand for and who we care about.” Read more.

Side Projects

January 9, 2017

Bright Night collaboration by Leigh-Anne and Ross Drakes

Bright Night collaboration by Leigh-Anne and Ross Drakes

“A simple wine-fueled idea to have an art exhibition in the dark.” Read more.

Events

December 20, 2016

A Most Colorful Life: Artist Reginald Baylor at 1st CreativeMornings chapter gathering in Milwaukee

A Most Colorful Life: Artist Reginald Baylor at 1st CreativeMornings chapter gathering in Milwaukee

“It is the headiness of color that drives painter Reginald Baylor to find refuge in his process.” Read more.

Side Projects

December 6, 2016

Advent Activism by Meghan Arnold

Advent Activism by Meghan Arnold

“It does make me feel a lot better to shine a light on underrepresented voices.” Read more.

Side Projects

November 18, 2016

Interview

November 16, 2016

Visual Exploration by Graphic Designer Jonathan Sangster in His Handmade “Concept Containers”

Visual Exploration by Graphic Designer Jonathan Sangster in His Handmade “Concept Containers”

“The series came to life, because I needed a place for all of my impractical ideas to live.” Read more.

Events

November 14, 2016

Side Projects

November 8, 2016

Emily Wisser’s “Oui, Sir” prints and Maker Mornings collaboration

Emily Wisser’s “Oui, Sir” prints and Maker Mornings collaboration

“Having a side project that energizes and excites you can be a great way to de-stress.” Read more.

Events

October 18, 2016

Art for the public consciousness: Luftwerk at 55th monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

Art for the public consciousness: Luftwerk at 55th monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

“In creating public art, the collaborative duo recommends: ‘Let it live. Let it go wild.’” Read more.

Side Projects

October 12, 2016

Brake-rotor lamps and more by Erik Lutz

Brake-rotor lamps and more by Erik Lutz

“My main focus has been taking items that are deemed useless and repurposing them into functional art.” Read more.

Events

October 7, 2016

Relentlessly pursuing wonder: 9th Cusp Conference, 2016

Relentlessly pursuing wonder: 9th Cusp Conference, 2016

“To be in the wonderful world we live in.” Read more.

Interview

October 6, 2016

Side Projects

October 3, 2016

Kate Hamilton, Founder & Publisher of LoganSquarist

Kate Hamilton, Founder & Publisher of LoganSquarist

“LoganSquarist is a hyperlocal neighborhood website.” Read more.

Side Projects

October 2, 2016

LaShun Tines, Leader for Diversity

LaShun Tines, Leader for Diversity

“Committed to increasing awareness for greater diversity and inclusion in the fields of graphic design and advertising.” Read more.

Side Projects

September 18, 2016

Danyelle Sage’s Participation to Her Local Creative Community

Danyelle Sage’s Participation to Her Local Creative Community

“I am extremely passionate about community outreach.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 23, 2016

Erma Tijerina’s laser cutting, sewing and more

Erma Tijerina’s laser cutting, sewing and more

“Having side projects enable experimentation…” Read more.

Side Projects

August 22, 2016

Melanie Richards’ honoring of creative women, a pattern library, weaving and more

Melanie Richards’ honoring of creative women, a pattern library, weaving and more

“My side projects are inspired by something I want or need—if it doesn’t exist yet, I’ll do it myself.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 17, 2016

Lara Stein Pardo’s Mapping Arts Project

Lara Stein Pardo’s Mapping Arts Project

“Mapping cultural arts histories of cities through places where artists have lived and worked.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 15, 2016

Tiffany Tseng’s endeavors Tasty Snacking and Eater’s Digest

Tiffany Tseng’s endeavors Tasty Snacking and Eater’s Digest

“I’m fanatic about discovering new culinary experiences.” Read more.

Events

August 9, 2016

Making in the Moment: Lost Arts Center’s Charles Adler at 54th monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

Making in the Moment: Lost Arts Center’s Charles Adler at 54th monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

“Charles Adler’s work on Kickstarter has had a profound effect on the worlds of art and design.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 8, 2016

Jodi Mack’s Rock-Climbing App

Jodi Mack’s Rock-Climbing App

“My side project is a digital guidebook for a rock climbing crag near Seattle.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 5, 2016

Nicole Zhu’s Reading, Writing and Chronicling—at a Proactive Pace

Nicole Zhu’s Reading, Writing and Chronicling—at a Proactive Pace

“My longest-running side project is reading 52 books in 52 weeks.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 4, 2016

Shannon Downey’s Seriously Badass Women and Badass Cross Stitch

Shannon Downey’s Seriously Badass Women and Badass Cross Stitch

“All of the things that I do are simply to make sure that I live a life that is fun, weird and beneficial.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 2, 2016

Independent Designer Coleen Baik’s Storylines and Illustrations

Independent Designer Coleen Baik’s Storylines and Illustrations

“Making things worth sharing doesn’t have to be arduous. ” Read more.

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