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Events

May 28, 2016

Reclaiming urban space: Carol Ross Barney at 51st monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

Reclaiming urban space: Carol Ross Barney at 51st monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

“Barney and her design team inherited more than a century’s worth of history.” Read more.

Side Projects

May 6, 2016

Kelly, Julie, Lisa, Kelly of Forth

Kelly, Julie, Lisa, Kelly of Forth

“We started Forth to host quarterly salons designed to provide Chicago’s creative women of influence the time and space to talk.” Read more.

Interview

April 24, 2016

BuyMeOnce.com’s Tara Button finds and promotes products to be used for a lifetime

BuyMeOnce.com’s Tara Button finds and promotes products to be used for a lifetime

“I thought that a site that gathered together all the things that were built to last could fill a big gap in the sustainable market.” Read more.

Events

April 16, 2016

Connecting and Reconnecting: Letterer Jenna Blazevich at 49th monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

Connecting and Reconnecting: Letterer Jenna Blazevich at 49th monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

“Blazevich’s craft of physical correspondence is extraordinary, because it’s unusual.” Read more.

Side Projects

March 7, 2016

Olivia Trimble of The Quilt Square Project

Olivia Trimble of The Quilt Square Project

“Side projects are an incredible way to stay inspired and involved in your community.” Read more.

Side Projects

February 29, 2016

Elise Metzger’s Filigree Suppers

Elise Metzger’s Filigree Suppers

“My side project is a pop-up supper club series.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

February 27, 2016

Carolina Scarpetta

Carolina Scarpetta

“There’s something to learn from everything and everyone.” Read more.

Events

February 23, 2016

Audience Takes the Stage at 48th CreativeMornings in Chicago

Audience Takes the Stage at 48th CreativeMornings in Chicago

“As 2015 drew to a close, the second CreativeMornings/Chicago ‘Audience Takes the Stage’ event gathered again…” Read more.

Interview

January 18, 2016

Wellness and Art: Artery Ink’s Mara Natkin and Gloria Ramirez

Wellness and Art: Artery Ink’s Mara Natkin and Gloria Ramirez

“We became so passionate about living a healthier lifestyle that we couldn’t enjoy it ourselves. We want everyone to feel this awesome!” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

January 11, 2016

Jessica Svendsen

Jessica Svendsen

“Sophisticated solutions have a strong conceptual framework.” Read more.

Sara Ridky

Sara Ridky

“When I feel good, I work good.” Read more.

Events

November 7, 2015

Empathy reloaded: Interaction Designer Antonio Garcia at 45th CreativeMornings in Chicago

Empathy reloaded: Interaction Designer Antonio Garcia at 45th CreativeMornings in Chicago

“He issued the tall order: ‘Be excellent to each other.’” Read more.

Events

October 31, 2015

Boldly weathering storms: 8th Cusp Conference, 2015

Boldly weathering storms: 8th Cusp Conference, 2015

“A long-term challenge: ‘Embrace the storms.’” Read more.

Side Projects

October 17, 2015

Make Health Fest by Joyce Lee, MD

Make Health Fest by Joyce Lee, MD

“I am passionate about integrating patient-centered participatory design and the maker movement into healthcare.” Read more.

Side Projects

October 1, 2015

The Coaching Fellowship by Jane Finette

The Coaching Fellowship by Jane Finette

“To empower some of the brightest young female minds and souls of our generation.” Read more.

Events

September 17, 2015

You See a Pothole, He Sees Potential: Mosaic Artist Jim Bachor at 44th CreativeMornings in Chicago

You See a Pothole, He Sees Potential: Mosaic Artist Jim Bachor at 44th CreativeMornings in Chicago

“Claiming his beloved city’s eyesores and turning them into playful visions of flowers, popsicles and ice cream.” Read more.

Side Projects

September 16, 2015

Be Free, Lance by Jen Serafini

Be Free, Lance by Jen Serafini

“I’m the co-founder of ‘Be Free, Lance’ with Breanna Rose, an online course for designers looking to be their own boss.” Read more.

Side Projects

September 15, 2015

Making Care of Business by Rachel Binx

Making Care of Business by Rachel Binx

“My ‘for the love’ side project is called Making Care of Business, a collection of interviews with small business owners.” Read more.

Events

September 2, 2015

Anticipation for Cusp Conference 2015

Anticipation for Cusp Conference 2015

“If there is a sensation that humans crave, it’s creativity.” Read more.

Events

August 23, 2015

Baking collaboration: Sandra and Mathieu Holl at the 43rd gathering of CreativeMornings in Chicago

Baking collaboration: Sandra and Mathieu Holl at the 43rd gathering of CreativeMornings in Chicago

“Collaboration is a stimulant that converts dreams into practice.” Read more.

Events

July 22, 2015

Roaming Perfectionism: Designer and Nomad Kevin Lynch at 42nd CreativeMornings in Chicago

Roaming Perfectionism: Designer and Nomad Kevin Lynch at 42nd CreativeMornings in Chicago

“‘Perfectionism’ poses a duality. It appears and sounds like both a perk and a pathological condition.” Read more.

Side Projects

July 3, 2015

Lamps by Allan Branch

Lamps by Allan Branch

“I enjoy finding something in a junk yard and making it worthy of using again.” Read more.

Interview

June 22, 2015

Big Little Businesses for Craftspeople: Arianne Foulks of Aeolidia

Big Little Businesses for Craftspeople: Arianne Foulks of Aeolidia

“I take all criticism seriously, and use it as a chance to adjust how we do things to work better.” Read more.

Side Projects

June 2, 2015

Printmaking by Alex Gilbert

Printmaking by Alex Gilbert

“My first real love was letterpress printing, but I have come to find an equally strong attraction to screen printing.” Read more.

Events

May 26, 2015

Poetic Movement in a Robotic World: Ian Schneller at 41st CreativeMornings in Chicago

Poetic Movement in a Robotic World: Ian Schneller at 41st CreativeMornings in Chicago

“Robotics is manifestation of data versus interpretation of data.” Read more.

Eleanor Lutz

Eleanor Lutz

“The best blogs are the ones that are written by someone who really cares about what they have to say.” Read more.

Side Projects

May 13, 2015

Internet-Inspired Art by Joshua Rains

Internet-Inspired Art by Joshua Rains

“My work is an exploration in the blur between private lives and public selves.” Read more.

Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza

Jennifer Lucey-Brzoza

“Stay true to you.” Read more.

Ross Drakes

Ross Drakes

“As we share our ideas more openly, companies will begin to see the value in creativity, and the value it can add to their business.” Read more.

Side Projects

April 10, 2015

Brittany Campbell’s Recycled Tee Pillows

Brittany Campbell’s Recycled Tee Pillows

“I came across all these awesome t-shirts that I no longer wore, but couldn’t bring myself to give away.” Read more.

Events

March 17, 2015

Juli Watson

Juli Watson

“Charge for your work! Clients will appreciate the work more and respect you for it.” Read more.

Maria Bruno Néo

Maria Bruno Néo

“Believe in what you are doing, because if you don’t, nobody will believe in it too.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

February 22, 2015

Lisa Odette Butean

Lisa Odette Butean

“Feeling successful, even with the smallest project, is the key to go forward.” Read more.

Side Projects

February 22, 2015

Sonia Yoon’s and Erika Dufour’s Collaborative Drawings

Sonia Yoon’s and Erika Dufour’s Collaborative Drawings

“We meet weekly, alternating between each other’s studio spaces, and spend about five hours—drawing continuously.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

February 16, 2015

Sarah Bina

Sarah Bina

“A good designer means you look past your personal agenda and put the client’s need at the center.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

February 15, 2015

Megan Deal

Megan Deal

“Anything worth doing will make you feel stupid at some point.” Read more.

Side Projects

February 13, 2015

Anica Wu’s and Emily Kinskey’s “So Close to the Sky”

Anica Wu’s and Emily Kinskey’s “So Close to the Sky”

“Our side project isn’t just a side project—it’s who we want to be, it’s our investment into the legacy of our filmmaking career.” Read more.

Interview

February 12, 2015

Compelled to be in awe of nature: Catharine Graff, Designer and Illustrator

Compelled to be in awe of nature: Catharine Graff, Designer and Illustrator

“Drawing has always been something I was compelled to do.” Read more.

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)

February 12, 2015

Sarah Dayan

Sarah Dayan

“Values are tremendously important.” Read more.

Interview

February 11, 2015

Fashion design for chic, modern women: Maria Pinto of M2057

Fashion design for chic, modern women: Maria Pinto of M2057

“I start a collection with an inspiration that will drive the mood of the season.” Read more.

Blogger’s Quest(ionnaire)

February 3, 2015

Megan Johnson

Megan Johnson

“Start. It’s as simple as that.” Read more.

Interview

February 1, 2015

Independent Filmmaker and Chief Executive Artist Ondi Timoner

Independent Filmmaker and Chief Executive Artist Ondi Timoner

“As an artist who works in documentary, I believe that across the board: artists throughout history have always held up a mirror to society.” Read more.

Side Projects

January 28, 2015

Carol Neiger’s GivingQuilts

Carol Neiger’s GivingQuilts

“GivingQuilts redefines an American tradition by combining new technology with handcrafting.” Read more.

Events

January 27, 2015

Fashion Designer Maria Pinto at 37th CreativeMornings in Chicago

Fashion Designer Maria Pinto at 37th CreativeMornings in Chicago

“If you don’t like what you do, then no one else will do.” Read more.

New self-published book! “BROKEN”

This book applies to you, the hard worker. Cope, engage, and survive the rewarding and manic reality of the “modern workplace.” Learn more and buy a copy.

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