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Justin Hart, the Problem-Solving Ceramist

Justin Hart, the Problem-Solving Ceramist

“I keep working as a ceramic artist, because I will I ever exhaust the possibilities of what clay can do.” Read more.

Bags and Biking Culture: Maria Boustead, Founder of Po Campo

Bags and Biking Culture: Maria Boustead, Founder of Po Campo

“My desire for a multifunctional bag went from something I wanted for myself to a business opportunity.” Read more.

Faythe Levine and Sam Macon celebrate American tradition of handmade signs in film “Sign Painters”

Faythe Levine and Sam Macon celebrate American tradition of handmade signs in film “Sign Painters”

“Since letters and signage have always been of interest to me, I was always surprised that there wasn’t more information available about sign painters…” Read more.

Illustrator Lissy Marlin: Bringing animated characters and their environments to life

Illustrator Lissy Marlin: Bringing animated characters and their environments to life

“It’s hard to feel uninspired after seeing so many people working day and night towards their own personal career goals!” Read more.

Closer Look: “Graphic Design for Non-Profit Organizations” made by Peter Laundy and Massimo Vignelli

Closer Look: “Graphic Design for Non-Profit Organizations” made by Peter Laundy and Massimo Vignelli

“A sensible objective to bring more structure and professionalism to non-profit communications.” Read more.

Designer Hannah Rebernick and Writer Cara Narkun of Zealous Bee

Designer Hannah Rebernick and Writer Cara Narkun of Zealous Bee

“We try to keep the shop true to our personalities—that’s why items in our shop range from math-themed jewelry to abstract geometric designs.” Read more.

Giving a damn: New York to Nashville’s Danielle Romero on reclaiming fabrics and telling stories

Giving a damn: New York to Nashville’s Danielle Romero on reclaiming fabrics and telling stories

“There is something thrilling—and crushing—about finding just a little bit of an amazing vintage fabric.” Read more.

Making every customer review count: Chris Campbell of Review Trackers

Making every customer review count: Chris Campbell of Review Trackers

“Exciting and rewarding to work with a group of smart, talented, and dedicated people who believe in what we’re trying to do as an organization.” Read more.

Fashion design for modern badass women: Jessica Caldwell of Machine

Fashion design for modern badass women: Jessica Caldwell of Machine

“If you want to get real, you need to be tenacious and have a ton of courage. It’s not all pretty dresses and photoshoots.” Read more.

Economy of means and expression: Designer, Book Artist Melissa Green

Economy of means and expression: Designer, Book Artist Melissa Green

“When you’re making a book you have control over the design as well as the platform, because the book is its own platform.” Read more.

Making iPad adventure “Doggins” by indie game developers Brain&Brain

Making iPad adventure “Doggins” by indie game developers Brain&Brain

“We tried to strike a balance that allowed for discovery without driving the player to frustration.” Read more.

Multidisciplinary Tenacity: Designer, Front-End Web Developer, and Illustrator Krista Engler

Multidisciplinary Tenacity: Designer, Front-End Web Developer, and Illustrator Krista Engler

“I’m constantly learning. I think that’s what’s most appealing to me about design—we’re constantly forced to learn.” Read more.

Pursuing the architecture of writing: Designer and Novelist Elaine Chen

Pursuing the architecture of writing: Designer and Novelist Elaine Chen

“Both designers and writers wonder about people and their needs and motivations, and we take the time to log our thoughts.” Read more.

Laura Helen Winn and Jason Schwartz on Making Hike, the Conference and Workshop for New Designers

Laura Helen Winn and Jason Schwartz on Making Hike, the Conference and Workshop for New Designers

“What makes Hike different is that it’s a conference specifically for new designers.” Read more.

Energy in a small creative business: Shayna Norwood of Steel Petal Press

Energy in a small creative business: Shayna Norwood of Steel Petal Press

“I’m a really small, local business that focuses on handmade products. I think that’s a huge part of my branding and identity as a business.” Read more.

Cards meet Communication: Allison & Daniel Nadeau of Ink Meets Paper

Cards meet Communication: Allison & Daniel Nadeau of Ink Meets Paper

“We really feel that the tactile nature of letterpress-printed cards supports modern handwritten communication.” Read more.

To the point of collaboration: Tricia Treacy of Pointed Press

To the point of collaboration: Tricia Treacy of Pointed Press

“I experiment with analog materials as much as possible.” Read more.

CentUp Founders Believe that Content and Charities Make a Perfect Union

CentUp Founders Believe that Content and Charities Make a Perfect Union

“We are very focused on making the internet a better place. There is often a lot of negativity online. We see CentUp as a force for good…” Read more.

Designer Henken Bean channels the Positive Energy of Art

Designer Henken Bean channels the Positive Energy of Art

“I find so much personal reward and internal peace from making art that I cannot imagine my life without it.” Read more.

Jennifer Maples, Champion of Creative Strategy

Jennifer Maples, Champion of Creative Strategy

“To me, strategy is problem-solving effectively. Someone doesn’t hire me to maintain the status quo; they hire me to solve a problem, often in creative, inventive ways.” Read more.

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