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The Best is Yet to Come: Maria Montes Grows as a Freelance Designer and Calligraphy Teacher

The Best is Yet to Come: Maria Montes Grows as a Freelance Designer and Calligraphy Teacher

“Good shit takes time. Work very hard, trust in your potential and find the people who believe in you and stick to them.” Read more.

People-Centered Design Advocated and Practiced by Libby Cole and Her Team at The Work Department

People-Centered Design Advocated and Practiced by Libby Cole and Her Team at The Work Department

“We use a participatory or co-creation process—meaning our audience participates in the actual design process.” Read more.

Designer Megan Trischler Co-Creates Opportunities for Humans

Designer Megan Trischler Co-Creates Opportunities for Humans

“Be citizens before being designers. Better yet, be humans first.” Read more.

Kim Goulbourne, Designer, Web Developer and Chronic Creator

Kim Goulbourne, Designer, Web Developer and Chronic Creator

“Most of my ideas come from experiences that I’ve had throughout my life. I’m designing the world I want to see.” Read more.

Wenting Li Actualizes Her Creative Work Life through Illustration, Paintings and more

Wenting Li Actualizes Her Creative Work Life through Illustration, Paintings and more

“Working in the arts is a really different and special, and a lucky way of looking back at the world.” Read more.

Commercial Artist Shelby Rodeffer Takes Up the Brushes to Create Traditional Sign Painting and More

Commercial Artist Shelby Rodeffer Takes Up the Brushes to Create Traditional Sign Painting and More

“I’m an artist first and a sign painter second, so it’s important for me to keep up a personal art practice.” Read more.

Independent Artist and Designer Shawn Smith Creates Things He Loves

Independent Artist and Designer Shawn Smith Creates Things He Loves

“I want to delight and inspire people with my art and design.” Read more.

Stephanie Lawrence Centers on Design that is Positive and Enriching

Stephanie Lawrence Centers on Design that is Positive and Enriching

“User experience is about thinking about how someone will use what you design.” Read more.

Building a Career from Scratch: Illustrator, Art Director, Graphic Novelist Meags Fitzgerald

Building a Career from Scratch: Illustrator, Art Director, Graphic Novelist Meags Fitzgerald

“I believe I’m worth investing in and that my career/life is worth taking some risks for. ” Read more.

Rachel Happen Approaches Business with a Dancer’s Skills

Rachel Happen Approaches Business with a Dancer’s Skills

“Observing how people move is like listening to a language everyone can speak.” Read more.

Innovating the hiring process: CFO Abby Cheesman and CEO Elena Valentine of Skill Scout

Innovating the hiring process: CFO Abby Cheesman and CEO Elena Valentine of Skill Scout

“We represent a small subset of pioneers who are redefining how companies communicate their jobs and company culture through video.” Read more.

Aviate Press’ Ava Puckett makes handmade goods to lift your spirits

Aviate Press’ Ava Puckett makes handmade goods to lift your spirits

“I made it an effort to surround myself with other artists and entrepreneurs who were supportive and helpful.” Read more.

Photography service Snip Snap Go by Erika Dufour and Renee Gooch

Photography service Snip Snap Go by Erika Dufour and Renee Gooch

“Snip Snap Go makes it easy for you to take professional and affordable photos.” Read more.

Calligrapher Bella Schilling is Fascinated with Letterforms

Calligrapher Bella Schilling is Fascinated with Letterforms

“I got accidentally obsessed with calligraphy.” Read more.

Historian Sarah M. Dreller Starts Conversations on Modern Art and Architecture, Making Them Relevant

Historian Sarah M. Dreller Starts Conversations on Modern Art and Architecture, Making Them Relevant

“Making the conversation about peoples’ experiences of art and architecture nurtures a sense of relevance organically.” Read more.

Marcel and His Letters: Carolyn Porter’s Bold Passage in Typeface Design, Writing and Publishing

Marcel and His Letters: Carolyn Porter’s Bold Passage in Typeface Design, Writing and Publishing

“The fundamental truth of the project: I needed to share Marcel’s beautiful and heart-breaking words of love.” Read more.

Argent’s Sali Christeson and Eleanor Turner Make Functional Work Clothes with Attitude

Argent’s Sali Christeson and Eleanor Turner Make Functional Work Clothes with Attitude

“We want to change the game for women by giving them the clothes they need to succeed.” Read more.

Foresight Design Initiative’s Lyndon Valicenti: Design Methods, Systems Thinking and Inclusion

Foresight Design Initiative’s Lyndon Valicenti: Design Methods, Systems Thinking and Inclusion

“I need to believe in the power of design to facilitate inclusive conversations for action.” Read more.

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