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Events

July 22, 2015

Roaming Perfectionism: Designer and Nomad Kevin Lynch at 42nd CreativeMornings in Chicago

Roaming Perfectionism: Designer and Nomad Kevin Lynch at 42nd CreativeMornings in Chicago

“‘Perfectionism’ poses a duality. It appears and sounds like both a perk and a pathological condition.” Read more.

Side Projects

July 3, 2015

Lamps by Allan Branch

Lamps by Allan Branch

“I enjoy finding something in a junk yard and making it worthy of using again.” Read more.

Interview

June 22, 2015

Big Little Businesses for Craftspeople: Arianne Foulks of Aeolidia

Big Little Businesses for Craftspeople: Arianne Foulks of Aeolidia

“I take all criticism seriously, and use it as a chance to adjust how we do things to work better.” Read more.

Side Projects

June 2, 2015

Printmaking by Alex Gilbert

Printmaking by Alex Gilbert

“My first real love was letterpress printing, but I have come to find an equally strong attraction to screen printing.” Read more.

Events

May 26, 2015

Poetic Movement in a Robotic World: Ian Schneller at 41st CreativeMornings in Chicago

Poetic Movement in a Robotic World: Ian Schneller at 41st CreativeMornings in Chicago

“Robotics is manifestation of data versus interpretation of data.” Read more.

Eleanor Lutz

Eleanor Lutz

“The best blogs are the ones that are written by someone who really cares about what they have to say.” Read more.

Side Projects

May 13, 2015

Internet-Inspired Art by Joshua Rains

Internet-Inspired Art by Joshua Rains

“My work is an exploration in the blur between private lives and public selves.” Read more.

Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza

Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza

“Stay true to you.” Read more.

Ross Drakes

Ross Drakes

“As we share our ideas more openly, companies will begin to see the value in creativity, and the value it can add to their business.” Read more.

Side Projects

April 10, 2015

Brittany Campbell’s Recycled Tee Pillows

Brittany Campbell’s Recycled Tee Pillows

“I came across all these awesome t-shirts that I no longer wore, but couldn’t bring myself to give away.” Read more.

Events

March 17, 2015

Juli Watson

Juli Watson

“Charge for your work! Clients will appreciate the work more and respect you for it.” Read more.

Maria Bruno Néo

Maria Bruno Néo

“Believe in what you are doing, because if you don’t, nobody will believe in it too.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

February 22, 2015

Lisa Odette Butean

Lisa Odette Butean

“Feeling successful, even with the smallest project, is the key to go forward.” Read more.

Side Projects

February 22, 2015

Sonia Yoon’s and Erika Dufour’s Collaborative Drawings

Sonia Yoon’s and Erika Dufour’s Collaborative Drawings

“We meet weekly, alternating between each other’s studio spaces, and spend about five hours—drawing continuously.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

February 16, 2015

Sarah Bina

Sarah Bina

“A good designer means you look past your personal agenda and put the client’s need at the center.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

February 15, 2015

Megan Deal

Megan Deal

“Anything worth doing will make you feel stupid at some point.” Read more.

Side Projects

February 13, 2015

Anica Wu’s and Emily Kinskey’s “So Close to the Sky”

Anica Wu’s and Emily Kinskey’s “So Close to the Sky”

“Our side project isn’t just a side project—it’s who we want to be, it’s our investment into the legacy of our filmmaking career.” Read more.

Interview

February 12, 2015

Compelled to be in awe of nature: Catharine Graff, Designer and Illustrator

Compelled to be in awe of nature: Catharine Graff, Designer and Illustrator

“Drawing has always been something I was compelled to do.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

February 12, 2015

Sarah Dayan

Sarah Dayan

“Values are tremendously important.” Read more.

Interview

February 11, 2015

Fashion design for chic, modern women: Maria Pinto of M2057

Fashion design for chic, modern women: Maria Pinto of M2057

“I start a collection with an inspiration that will drive the mood of the season.” Read more.

Blogger’s Quest(ionnaire)

February 3, 2015

Megan Johnson

Megan Johnson

“Start. It’s as simple as that.” Read more.

Interview

February 1, 2015

Independent Filmmaker and Chief Executive Artist Ondi Timoner

Independent Filmmaker and Chief Executive Artist Ondi Timoner

“As an artist who works in documentary, I believe that across the board: artists throughout history have always held up a mirror to society.” Read more.

Side Projects

January 28, 2015

Carol Neiger’s GivingQuilts

Carol Neiger’s GivingQuilts

“GivingQuilts redefines an American tradition by combining new technology with handcrafting.” Read more.

Events

January 27, 2015

Fashion Designer Maria Pinto at 37th CreativeMornings in Chicago

Fashion Designer Maria Pinto at 37th CreativeMornings in Chicago

“If you don’t like what you do, then no one else will do.” Read more.

Interview

January 26, 2015

Partner-Publisher Genevieve DeGuzman of Night Owls Press

Partner-Publisher Genevieve DeGuzman of Night Owls Press

“Are small presses even relevant anymore? I think so.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

January 25, 2015

Bushra Mahmood

Bushra Mahmood

“I can’t stress how important it is to have an environment that nurtures and supports your ability to create.” Read more.

Side Projects

January 22, 2015

Skot Waldron’s Locurean

Skot Waldron’s Locurean

“Finding businesses and organizations dedicated to the production, use, and support of local food and drink.” Read more.

Side Projects

January 14, 2015

Brandon Keelean’s Together+

Brandon Keelean’s Together+

“I’m in the middle of creating a children’s book addressing the stigma of HIV in communities throughout South Africa titled ‘Growing Together.’” Read more.

Side Projects

January 9, 2015

Mr. Walters’ Nerfect

Mr. Walters’ Nerfect

“I see a side project as an equal avenue to explore ideas.” Read more.

Events

January 8, 2015

Audience Takes the Stage at 36th CreativeMornings in Chicago

Audience Takes the Stage at 36th CreativeMornings in Chicago

“To end a year of gatherings, the Chicago chapter of CreativeMornings invited audience members to take the December 2014 stage and share their wisdom.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

December 4, 2014

Mallory Baches

Mallory Baches

“My work is a product of all of the great design I’ve experienced in my lifetime.” Read more.

Events

December 4, 2014

Humanitarian Rap Artist Jessica Disu at 35th CreativeMornings in Chicago

Humanitarian Rap Artist Jessica Disu at 35th CreativeMornings in Chicago

“My purpose is to lift up the voices of young people.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

November 29, 2014

Hannah Ellen Spencer

Hannah Ellen Spencer

“Learn to talk about your work and give constructive criticism.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

November 26, 2014

Victoria Rushton

Victoria Rushton

“Be grateful and humble about all opportunities you are afforded.” Read more.

Interview

November 21, 2014

Typeface Designer Nicole Dotin, Co-Founder and Partner of Process Type

Typeface Designer Nicole Dotin, Co-Founder and Partner of Process Type

“
I tend to take my time designing a typeface—because I want to give it everything possible.” Read more.

Side Projects

November 18, 2014

Sophia Richter’s Hello New York

Sophia Richter’s Hello New York

“New York fascinates me for many reasons, but largely because it is all at once so many things to so many people.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

November 17, 2014

Isabel Urbina Peña

Isabel Urbina Peña

“Have a good attitude towards clients and projects.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

November 15, 2014

Sarah Schrauwen

Sarah Schrauwen

“Knowing about different disciplines has a positive effect on your design practice—it makes you think outside of the box.” Read more.

Events

November 5, 2014

The Starter League’s Neal Sales-Griffin at 34th CreativeMornings, Chicago

The Starter League’s Neal Sales-Griffin at 34th CreativeMornings, Chicago

“My happiness is not derived from money. It’s from helping people.” Read more.

Side Projects

November 3, 2014

Bethany Betzler’s Artifact Makers Society

Bethany Betzler’s Artifact Makers Society

“‘Local’ means provenance, a sense of place, and an authentic connection between object and city.” Read more.

Events

October 31, 2014

The Hike Conference for new designers

The Hike Conference for new designers

“Distinguished members of the design community spoke to the new generation of creators.” Read more.

Events

October 30, 2014

Cusp Conference 2014: Turbulence tamed

Cusp Conference 2014: Turbulence tamed

“Turn turbulence into triumph.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

October 21, 2014

Kate Pociask

Kate Pociask

“You have to be curious about what is, and what could be.” Read more.

Interview

October 5, 2014

Illustrator Alice Stevenson, Wandering the Natural and Urban Landscape

Illustrator Alice Stevenson, Wandering the Natural and Urban Landscape

“I enjoy the problem-solving in creating communicative imagery.” Read more.

Interview

September 30, 2014

Andrew & Kelsey McClellan, the Heart & Bone of Sign Painting

Andrew & Kelsey McClellan, the Heart & Bone of Sign Painting

“Basically, with a hand-painted sign, you are saying this place is meant to be here and stay here.” Read more.

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This book applies to you, the hard worker. Cope, engage, and survive the rewarding and manic reality of the “modern workplace.” Learn more and buy a copy.

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