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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.

The Three Creative Women of Curious & Co. Creative

The Three Creative Women of Curious & Co. Creative

“We’ve all gotten better at following our instincts.” Read more.

Artistic Director Adriana Baer serves the Play at the Profile Theatre

Artistic Director Adriana Baer serves the Play at the Profile Theatre

“The stage is the vessel through which I get to bring stories to life and offer them to a group of people in that single moment.” Read more.

Think Studio’s John Clifford Celebrates Graphic Design in His Book “Graphic Icons”

Think Studio’s John Clifford Celebrates Graphic Design in His Book “Graphic Icons”

“Digging into influences really brought me back to the excitement of learning, and reminded me why I love design.” Read more.

Seizing education and technology: Sandee Kastrul, Founder of i.c.stars

Seizing education and technology: Sandee Kastrul, Founder of i.c.stars

“So many qualities required for success in technology careers are closely related to those associated with community leadership.” Read more.

Working with great people and companies: Brand Advisor Nicole Delger

Working with great people and companies: Brand Advisor Nicole Delger

“Doing the work is 99% of the challenge in building a great brand.” Read more.

Making the dream backpack: Fred Perrotta & Jeremy Michael Cohen of Tortuga Backpacks

Making the dream backpack: Fred Perrotta & Jeremy Michael Cohen of Tortuga Backpacks

“We were obsessed with our bags’ failures and already had our mission in mind.” Read more.

Stylist Danielle Darah at Trunk Club

Stylist Danielle Darah at Trunk Club

“Been a part of fashion and design every chance I’ve had in life…” Read more.

Makeshift Society’s Rena Tom: Coworking, Community, Creativity

Makeshift Society’s Rena Tom: Coworking, Community, Creativity

“Coworking is really about taking charge of your own career, learning and growing and becoming ‘better’.” Read more.

Design Writer Caroline Tiger: Passion for Design, Prose, and Philadelphia

Design Writer Caroline Tiger: Passion for Design, Prose, and Philadelphia

“There was this recognition of the history, craftsmanship, and meaning of objects from the very beginning.” Read more.

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