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User Experience Designer Kaitlyn Rich Nerds Out on Plants and Herbalism

User Experience Designer Kaitlyn Rich Nerds Out on Plants and Herbalism

“I’ve always been interested in plants, working and volunteering with various urban garden and farm programs.” Read more.

Freelance Writer & Editor Madeleine Dore Reveals “Extraordinary Routines” of the Creative Community

Freelance Writer & Editor Madeleine Dore Reveals “Extraordinary Routines” of the Creative Community

“In 2014, I started my online interview project ‘Extraordinary Routines’ as a way to uncover how creative people go about their days.” Read more.

Industrial Designer Carmen Liu’s Explorations to Create Immersive Experiences

Industrial Designer Carmen Liu’s Explorations to Create Immersive Experiences

“Always on the lookout for ways to create an immersive experience and change the perspectives of those who participate.” Read more.

Carissa and Paul Hempton’s Print Prologue collection of tools for the creative community

Carissa and Paul Hempton’s Print Prologue collection of tools for the creative community

“Informing, educating and celebrating the process of small-format print design and the details that make it special.” Read more.

Amy Papaelias Co-Founded Typographic Collaborative Alphabettes.org

Amy Papaelias Co-Founded Typographic Collaborative Alphabettes.org

“I help run Alphabettes.org, a network and blog that promotes the work of women in typeface design, typography and the lettering arts.” Read more.

Hands-On Creativity by Designers Pam Daniels and Brandon Williams of Welcome Industries

Hands-On Creativity by Designers Pam Daniels and Brandon Williams of Welcome Industries

“We love unlocking people’s potential to imagine and create.” Read more.

Poet Hannah Stephenson’s Paging Columbus for the Literary Community

Poet Hannah Stephenson’s Paging Columbus for the Literary Community

“There is no shortage of seriously talented writers here in Columbus, Ohio, as well as around the state.” Read more.

Sasha Endoh’s Mentoring of Girls and Ladies to Achieve Digital Skills

Sasha Endoh’s Mentoring of Girls and Ladies to Achieve Digital Skills

“It’s really an amazing experience to see women and girls go from feeling unsure and intimidated to coding their own websites.” Read more.

Jarrett Fuller’s Podcast about the Intersection of Criticism and Practice for Graphic Designers

Jarrett Fuller’s Podcast about the Intersection of Criticism and Practice for Graphic Designers

“I talk to designers, writers, curators and educators about the role of a critical and theoretical discourse within and around the design profession.” Read more.

Product Designer Elayna Spratley’s Balance in Mind, Body, Style & Spirit

Product Designer Elayna Spratley’s Balance in Mind, Body, Style & Spirit

“#BalanceMBSS is a lifestyle project that focuses on promoting higher mental, physical, fashion and spiritual well-being.” Read more.

Indie rock band Sunjacket’s Garret Bodette

Indie rock band Sunjacket’s Garret Bodette

“A side project is necessary to feeling creatively balanced.” Read more.

Sad Asian Girls

Sad Asian Girls

“Side projects are an outlet to transform our greatest concerns or interests into form in a productive way.” Read more.

The Take A Stand Project

The Take A Stand Project

“Side projects reveal who we are, what we stand for and who we care about.” Read more.

Bright Night collaboration by Leigh-Anne and Ross Drakes

Bright Night collaboration by Leigh-Anne and Ross Drakes

“A simple wine-fueled idea to have an art exhibition in the dark.” Read more.

Advent Activism by Meghan Arnold

Advent Activism by Meghan Arnold

“It does make me feel a lot better to shine a light on underrepresented voices.” Read more.

Emily Wisser’s “Oui, Sir” prints and Maker Mornings collaboration

Emily Wisser’s “Oui, Sir” prints and Maker Mornings collaboration

“Having a side project that energizes and excites you can be a great way to de-stress.” Read more.

Brake-rotor lamps and more by Erik Lutz

Brake-rotor lamps and more by Erik Lutz

“My main focus has been taking items that are deemed useless and repurposing them into functional art.” Read more.

Kate Hamilton, Founder & Publisher of LoganSquarist

Kate Hamilton, Founder & Publisher of LoganSquarist

“LoganSquarist is a hyperlocal neighborhood website.” Read more.

LaShun Tines, Leader for Diversity

LaShun Tines, Leader for Diversity

“Committed to increasing awareness for greater diversity and inclusion in the fields of graphic design and advertising.” Read more.

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