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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.

Strategy & Design: Diana Cheng of Consulting Firm Jump Associates

Strategy & Design: Diana Cheng of Consulting Firm Jump Associates

“Strategy is about making decisions on how to achieve a desired future state, both for what to do and what not to do.” Read more.

Brooke Condolora: Illustrator & Quiet Adventurer of Idle Mouse

Brooke Condolora: Illustrator & Quiet Adventurer of Idle Mouse

“I love getting to send packages off across the world, and I love hearing how people are using what I make.” Read more.

User Experience Designer Amy Marquez: Family, Improv, Empathy

User Experience Designer Amy Marquez: Family, Improv, Empathy

“Part of being a UX designer is being a really good listener. hen there are disagreements, I listen carefully.” Read more.

Service Designer Meredith DeZutter: Interconnectedness in Health Care

Service Designer Meredith DeZutter: Interconnectedness in Health Care

“Service design is exploring the interconnectedness of people, workflows, tools, and products.” Read more.

Thoughts on Mentorship by Designer Jason Early, Mentor at The Starter League

Thoughts on Mentorship by Designer Jason Early, Mentor at The Starter League

“I think it’s something that can’t be forced. It has to be wanted. A Student wants to learn, and the Mentor wants to share.” Read more.

Artist Marina Muun: Drawing on Natural History, Science, and The Cosmic to Keep Making Images

Artist Marina Muun: Drawing on Natural History, Science, and The Cosmic to Keep Making Images

“Stories are very inspiring to me. Words just have so much power to conjure different worlds and invoke mental imagery.” Read more.

Julie Cheung’s Decisive and Self-Fulfilling Journey from Economics to Design

Julie Cheung’s Decisive and Self-Fulfilling Journey from Economics to Design

“Especially when it comes to the analytical side of design… A lot of employers actually liked that my background wasn’t completely ‘artsy.’” Read more.

Vigorous Drawer and Writer Beck Tench on Creative Pursuits and Tools

Vigorous Drawer and Writer Beck Tench on Creative Pursuits and Tools

“I do not narrow my creativity to ‘work’ or ‘play,’ but rather identify in all areas of my life as a creative person.” Read more.

Fueled by Images: Photographer and Visual Journalist Jonah Kessel

Fueled by Images: Photographer and Visual Journalist Jonah Kessel

“Seeing new places and new people is simply inspiring to me. It fuels creativity in my photography and thinking.” Read more.

Loving to play creative roles: Musician and Content Strategist Ariel Bolles

Loving to play creative roles: Musician and Content Strategist Ariel Bolles

“I’m seeing parallels between my work and playing bass. I’m breaking things down to their elements.” Read more.

Create things: Business-maker Ryan Evans of Rand Media Group and Bitesize PR

Create things: Business-maker Ryan Evans of Rand Media Group and Bitesize PR

“Every day I have the ability to come up with new ideas and build them.” Read more.

Carrying Quality All The Way Through: Designer, Front-end Developer and Illustrator Jan Cavan

Carrying Quality All The Way Through: Designer, Front-end Developer and Illustrator Jan Cavan

“I can enjoy a nice balance between my love for art and technology.” Read more.

Side to Full-Time Business: Eleanor Mayrhofer, Founder of e.m.papers

Side to Full-Time Business: Eleanor Mayrhofer, Founder of e.m.papers

“There is nothing like running your own business to make you ruminate and think deeply on the nature of time, mostly that there isn’t enough of it!” Read more.

Handling Content with Care: Content Strategist Hilary Marsh

Handling Content with Care: Content Strategist Hilary Marsh

“A content strategist is a teacher, cajoler, hand-holder, role model, and curious question-asker.” Read more.

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