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Designer and Educator Jamie Cavanaugh Activates Lifelong Learning for the Global Design Community

Designer and Educator Jamie Cavanaugh Activates Lifelong Learning for the Global Design Community

“In March 2017, I started my side project, Design Higher, a website focusing on lifelong learning for designers.” Read more.

Designers Rashi Birla and Nicklesh Soni share Their Wanderlust

Designers Rashi Birla and Nicklesh Soni share Their Wanderlust

“We use a combination of photos and words to share our discovery of the people, places and things along our travels.” Read more.

Exploring through Urban Journaling: Stationery Enthusiast April Wu

Exploring through Urban Journaling: Stationery Enthusiast April Wu

“I doodle, sketch, paint and utilize crafting materials to document adventures and explorations from my daily life.” Read more.

Product Designer Avalon Hu Reconnects with the Art of Illustration

Product Designer Avalon Hu Reconnects with the Art of Illustration

“I decided to set a goal to invest in my illustration skills and be more serious about it.” Read more.

Organizational Designer Mollie West Duffy & Illustrator Liz Fosslien Declare Emotional Fluency

Organizational Designer Mollie West Duffy & Illustrator Liz Fosslien Declare Emotional Fluency

“Emotions can serve as valuable guideposts for decision-making.” Read more.

Designer and Writer Matthew Wyne’s Love Affair with Cocktails

Designer and Writer Matthew Wyne’s Love Affair with Cocktails

“I started Letters & Liquor, a blog that illustrates the history of lettering associated with cocktails.” Read more.

CEO Claire Lew’s Art of Painting

CEO Claire Lew’s Art of Painting

“I feel insanely lucky that my mother exposed me to creating things with my hands.” Read more.

For Illustrator and Designer Anna Raff, “Things Are Looking Grimm”

For Illustrator and Designer Anna Raff, “Things Are Looking Grimm”

“My most recent side project is a series of illustrations based on the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.” Read more.

Running and Drawing by Lori Richmond

Running and Drawing by Lori Richmond

“I draw something I see on my run, in the same amount of time as my run.” Read more.

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.

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