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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.

Deva Pardue

Deva Pardue

“One of the best things about working as a designer are the endless opportunities to immerse yourself in different worlds.” Read more.

Interview

July 26, 2016

Midnight Kitchen Projects: Food, Creativity and the Unusual

Midnight Kitchen Projects: Food, Creativity and the Unusual

“We push and pull on each food idea until we’re really excited about how to create them as an edible experience.” Read more.

Events

July 22, 2016

Relationships are all about time: Tru Studio at 53rd monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

Relationships are all about time: Tru Studio at 53rd monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

“During the Q&A, someone asked the Truppes how they acquired their first client.” Read more.

Side Projects

July 21, 2016

Event series Creative Women’s Conversations by Ari Krzyzek

Event series Creative Women’s Conversations by Ari Krzyzek

“The mission of Creative Women’s Conversations is to create an inspiring and collaborative community for women entrepreneurs.” Read more.

Side Projects

July 19, 2016

Tracy Osborn’s Writing and Teaching on How to Build A Web App

Tracy Osborn’s Writing and Teaching on How to Build A Web App

“I’ve been able to help thousands of people so far learn how to build web apps.” Read more.

Side Projects

July 16, 2016

Charleston Travel Guide written, designed, illustrated by Lauren Beltramo

Charleston Travel Guide written, designed, illustrated by Lauren Beltramo

“I put together Charleston Travel Guide to pay homage to this wonderful city.” Read more.

Side Projects

July 13, 2016

Architect Laura Thomas’ Watercolors

Architect Laura Thomas’ Watercolors

“Travel and critical observation are an important part of my growth as an architect.” Read more.

Side Projects

July 11, 2016

Chelsea Lee’s Obsessive Photography of The Home Aesthet

Chelsea Lee’s Obsessive Photography of The Home Aesthet

“When I see a house that is just so delightful, I literally jump for joy, and then pull out my camera.” Read more.

Events

July 5, 2016

The Net Effect: Firebelly Design’s Dawn Hancock at 52nd monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

The Net Effect: Firebelly Design’s Dawn Hancock at 52nd monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

“Hancock persists to advance her usefulness through her design studio and beyond it.” Read more.

Book

July 2, 2016

Now available in print!

Now available in print!

Because work gives meaning—this is why I self-published “BROKEN: Navigating the ups and downs of the circus called work.” Get your copy today.

Side Projects

July 1, 2016

James T. Green’s Podcasting, Radoing, Writing, more

James T. Green’s Podcasting, Radoing, Writing, more

“To amplify the voices of those that are usually lost in the radio world.” Read more.

Side Projects

June 30, 2016

Veronica Wong’s Cake Toppers

Veronica Wong’s Cake Toppers

“I run a business called Honey & Crisp where I turn my hand-lettered designs into wedding cake toppers.” Read more.

Side Projects

June 24, 2016

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya on Uniting Neuroscience and Design

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya on Uniting Neuroscience and Design

“My major side project is The Leading Strand to leverage the power of design to celebrate basic scientific research.” Read more.

Side Projects

June 21, 2016

Jason Schwartz’s Avondale Type Co.

Jason Schwartz’s Avondale Type Co.

“Keeps us all on our typography game.” Read more.

Side Projects

June 11, 2016

Drawing, Knitting, Writing, more by Yen Ha

Drawing, Knitting, Writing, more by Yen Ha

“Having many side projects keeps my mind nimble.” Read more.

Events

May 28, 2016

Reclaiming urban space: Carol Ross Barney at 51st monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

Reclaiming urban space: Carol Ross Barney at 51st monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

“Barney and her design team inherited more than a century’s worth of history.” Read more.

Side Projects

May 6, 2016

Kelly, Julie, Lisa, Kelly of Forth

Kelly, Julie, Lisa, Kelly of Forth

“We started Forth to host quarterly salons designed to provide Chicago’s creative women of influence the time and space to talk.” Read more.

Interview

April 24, 2016

BuyMeOnce.com’s Tara Button finds and promotes products to be used for a lifetime

BuyMeOnce.com’s Tara Button finds and promotes products to be used for a lifetime

“I thought that a site that gathered together all the things that were built to last could fill a big gap in the sustainable market.” Read more.

Events

April 16, 2016

Connecting and Reconnecting: Letterer Jenna Blazevich at 49th monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

Connecting and Reconnecting: Letterer Jenna Blazevich at 49th monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

“Blazevich’s craft of physical correspondence is extraordinary, because it’s unusual.” Read more.

Side Projects

March 7, 2016

Olivia Trimble of The Quilt Square Project

Olivia Trimble of The Quilt Square Project

“Side projects are an incredible way to stay inspired and involved in your community.” Read more.

Side Projects

February 29, 2016

Elise Metzger’s Filigree Suppers

Elise Metzger’s Filigree Suppers

“My side project is a pop-up supper club series.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

February 27, 2016

Carolina Scarpetta

Carolina Scarpetta

“There’s something to learn from everything and everyone.” Read more.

Events

February 23, 2016

Audience Takes the Stage at 48th CreativeMornings in Chicago

Audience Takes the Stage at 48th CreativeMornings in Chicago

“As 2015 drew to a close, the second CreativeMornings/Chicago ‘Audience Takes the Stage’ event gathered again…” Read more.

Interview

January 18, 2016

Wellness and Art: Artery Ink’s Mara Natkin and Gloria Ramirez

Wellness and Art: Artery Ink’s Mara Natkin and Gloria Ramirez

“We became so passionate about living a healthier lifestyle that we couldn’t enjoy it ourselves. We want everyone to feel this awesome!” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

January 11, 2016

Jessica Svendsen

Jessica Svendsen

“Sophisticated solutions have a strong conceptual framework.” Read more.

Sara Ridky

Sara Ridky

“When I feel good, I work good.” Read more.

Events

November 7, 2015

Empathy reloaded: Interaction Designer Antonio Garcia at 45th CreativeMornings in Chicago

Empathy reloaded: Interaction Designer Antonio Garcia at 45th CreativeMornings in Chicago

“He issued the tall order: ‘Be excellent to each other.’” Read more.

Events

October 31, 2015

Boldly weathering storms: 8th Cusp Conference, 2015

Boldly weathering storms: 8th Cusp Conference, 2015

“A long-term challenge: ‘Embrace the storms.’” Read more.

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