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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.

Side Projects

September 20, 2014

Marielle Schmidt’s ParentsWork

Marielle Schmidt’s ParentsWork

“I firmly believe in the economic value of caring labor—that parenthood is just as valuable a job as any other.” Read more.

Events

September 19, 2014

Anna Rascouët-Paz: Curiosity at 5th CreativeMornings in San Francisco

Anna Rascouët-Paz: Curiosity at 5th CreativeMornings in San Francisco

“If intelligence is the ability to connect the dots, the first step is to gather them. That's what curiosity is about.” Read more.

Side Projects

September 13, 2014

Amy Marquez’s improvisational comedy

Amy Marquez’s improvisational comedy

“I love theater, I love performing.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

September 9, 2014

Chelsea Lee

Chelsea Lee

“Set goals. Do personal projects. Work your ass off.” Read more.

Interview

September 8, 2014

Freelance Illustrator Lucy Engelmann, Inspired by Nature and Drawing

Freelance Illustrator Lucy Engelmann, Inspired by Nature and Drawing

“I have always loved detail, and I find in life that I get easily distracted by the details of everyday things.” Read more.

Side Projects

September 3, 2014

Melissa Delzio’s Our Portland Story

Melissa Delzio’s Our Portland Story

“A community project called Our Portland Story that celebrates our city and its people through story and design.” Read more.

Tonya Douraghy

Tonya Douraghy

“To never be bored.” Read more.

Events

August 26, 2014

A Journal of Life: Erin Huizenga at 33rd CreativeMornings in Chicago

A Journal of Life: Erin Huizenga at 33rd CreativeMornings in Chicago

“To fail forward: To pursue what I believe in…” Read more.

Events

August 25, 2014

Anticipation for Cusp Conference 2014

Anticipation for Cusp Conference 2014

“I anticipate the combined effect of Cusp Conference 2014 to echo that of 2013: seated but spellbound.” Read more.

Interview

August 21, 2014

Writing and Art Together: Summer Pierre, Cartoonist, Writer, Illustrator

Writing and Art Together: Summer Pierre, Cartoonist, Writer, Illustrator

“I have been drawing longer than writing, but there is something about writing that is the taproot of all that I do.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 20, 2014

Elizabeth Baddeley’s Curious Kansas City

Elizabeth Baddeley’s Curious Kansas City

“You learn so much about a place while you are sitting in one location drawing for an hour or more.” Read more.

Interview

August 19, 2014

Looking at Letters and Designing Them: Laura Meseguer, Type Designer

Looking at Letters and Designing Them: Laura Meseguer, Type Designer

“From the very beginning, I started to look at letters and its design as ways to express ideas and concepts.” Read more.

Heather Noddings

Heather Noddings

“Learn from everyone you work with, every project you work on.” Read more.

Events

August 6, 2014

Tactile Craft of Ches Perry at 32nd CreativeMornings in Chicago

Tactile Craft of Ches Perry at 32nd CreativeMornings in Chicago

“Ches is a traditional sign painter. The results are characters of letters, letters with character.” Read more.

Side Projects

August 5, 2014

Shauna Panczyszyn’s Three Word Stories

Shauna Panczyszyn’s Three Word Stories

“I try to find about an hour in the mornings to create a new three-word story.” Read more.

Interview

August 2, 2014

Katie and Joseph Thompson, Designers and Makers in All Things Wood

Katie and Joseph Thompson, Designers and Makers in All Things Wood

“We know how precious our materials are—it’s part of our passion for creating something worthy of the wood.” Read more.

Side Projects

July 30, 2014

Margot Harrington’s Sunday Sauce Brands Workshop

Margot Harrington’s Sunday Sauce Brands Workshop

“We want to take this workshop to young start-ups and non-profits.” Read more.

Naomie Ross

Naomie Ross

“Observe design all around.” Read more.

Interview

July 21, 2014

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.

Side Projects

July 20, 2014

Ben Derico’s Bikes 4 Books and Documentaries

Ben Derico’s Bikes 4 Books and Documentaries

“As a documentarian at heart, getting to have access to how creative people approach their work and get it done, is exactly the type of material I strive to document.” Read more.

Side Projects

July 10, 2014

Jena Buckwell’s Volunteer Staunton and Studio Jewelry

Jena Buckwell’s Volunteer Staunton and Studio Jewelry

“Projects that I can make entirely my own, that I also feel passionate about, on a content level.” Read more.

Interview

July 7, 2014

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.

Side Projects

July 6, 2014

Dan Granata’s Acting and Writing

Dan Granata’s Acting and Writing

“I’ve been an actor and writer for most of my life, and I can’t think of a period where I wasn’t working on at least one writing project, in rehearsals, performing in a show.” Read more.

Side Projects

July 5, 2014

Len Kendall’s adventure-game Cartegram

Len Kendall’s adventure-game Cartegram

“Cartegram is a side project I dreamed up in the early summer during a session of “Product Dev Friday,” a weekly tradition that involves stepping away from the day-to-day work.” Read more.

Annaka Olsen

Annaka Olsen

“The community around design is welcoming and nurturing, the world has become aware of the importance of design in our lives.” Read more.

Jena Buckwell

Jena Buckwell

“You’re more than your résumé, and developing and maintaining genuine relationships are more important than your job title.” Read more.

Ivy Kim

Ivy Kim

“A desire to communicate with everyone. Early on, I enjoyed building, creating.” Read more.

Side Projects

June 25, 2014

Knoed Creative’s jewelry line RFRM and handwriting service Handiemail

Knoed Creative’s jewelry line RFRM and handwriting service Handiemail

“It’s a nice retreat from the 9-to-5, and gives something to think about and look forward to.” Read more.

Interview

June 20, 2014

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.

Events

June 16, 2014

Minimal to the max: Scott Wilson at 31st Chicago CreativeMornings

Minimal to the max: Scott Wilson at 31st Chicago CreativeMornings

“Minimize complexity. Minimize risk. Minimize indecision.” Read more.

Side Projects

June 12, 2014

Nathalie Williams’ Knitting

Nathalie Williams’ Knitting

“Knitting is a productive activity, and I enjoy the sense of accomplishment when I finish a piece.” Read more.

Julia Jamieson

Julia Jamieson

“It’s a joy to be a designer, so remembering that is a part of being successful.” Read more.

Events

June 11, 2014

Artist Vanessa German’s gift of love at Pittsburgh CreativeMornings #12

Artist Vanessa German’s gift of love at Pittsburgh CreativeMornings #12

“If I’m brave at all, it’s because I believe in the power of love.” Read more.

Events

June 9, 2014

The Experience Institute’s Victor Saad at Chicago CreativeMornings #30

The Experience Institute’s Victor Saad at Chicago CreativeMornings #30

“How might we establish experience as a viable form of higher education?” Read more.

Side Projects

June 8, 2014

Chris Maier’s Little Salon

Chris Maier’s Little Salon

“Little Salon grows out of a belief that the vitality of a community can be measured by that community’s homegrown creativity.” Read more.

Interview

June 6, 2014

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.

Krista Radoeva

Krista Radoeva

“A successful designer needs to have strong beliefs, not only within the bubble of their own discipline, but for the world that surrounds them.” Read more.

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