Tag Archives: Design

COOL PEOPLE WITH WITH COOL JOBS VIA BEHIND THE HUSTLE

I guess it pays off to “start from the bottom.” Check out this episode of Cool People with Cool Jobs with Jasmine Kim, the Sales Manager for designer eyeglass company, Oliver Peoples.

RECYCLING & CREATIVITY – OCEAN SOLE KENYA

Have you ever read or heard a story that completely tugged at your heart-strings? Well, that is exactly how I felt when I learned about Ocean Sole Kenya. Ocean Sole is what happens when you combine recycling, a little creativity and a cause. The idea behind this initiative is to collect discarded flip-flops (which are the largest marine pollutant found in the Indian Ocean beaches) and turn them into works of art that include sculptures, accessories and stationary.

It’s also a way for local Kenyan residents to earn an income while showing off their craftsmanship skills.

Want to learn more about Ocean Sole? Check out the website.

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Images courtesy of calgaryherald.com

UPCOMING SUMMER 2013 EVENT: WEAPONS OF MASS CREATION FEST

Like many of you, I am tired of this Winter weather and I’m ready to get to the fun and the sun! Mainly because I have a few things planned this Spring and Summer that I am so excited about. One of these things is the Fourth Annual Weapons of Mass Creation Fest taking place in Cleveland, Ohio (Will the Real Midwesterner’s Please Stand Up?). The WMC Fest is a “premier art, design, and music event” founded by Go Media designer and partner, Jeff Finley.

The Fest will run from Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18. It will be a huge gathering of creative minds, including entrepreneurs, artists and students. All attendees will get to interact and learn from the 20 speakers and 20 designers scheduled to appear and there will also be music from over 30 bands. Can you say fun x’s 1000?

If you would like to learn more about the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest please check out their website here. Also check out the video below for a better idea of what to expect if you plan on attending.

MY TALENTHOUSE GUEST BLOG POST

Social Media has afforded me many FABULOUS opportunities to not only meet people from all walks of life, but to also participate in all sorts of fun projects. With that said, I wanted to share  MY guest blog post called “Tools to Keep Your Creative Mojo Flowing” , which is featured on Talenthouse.com.

Talenthouse is an online community used by artists, creatives and even art lovers  – to connect, share and collaborate with each other on their creative passions. If you’re an artist or creative looking for an embracing community, please check out Talenthouse!

Want to get a taste of what they offer? Watch their intro video below.

ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHOCO MOO

My first introduction to the corky, creative, Japanese illustrator Choco Moo was on Instagram. Her simple, but bold black and white illustrations are so eye-catching and of course full of coolness. I love how she visualizes classic cartoons. Who knew Alf could handle the mic?

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COOL PEOPLE WITH COOL JOBS via BEHIND THE HUSTLE

Although this video is about a year old, I always go back to it when I need a little inspiration. Designer, Melody Eshani speaks on her dramatic career transition from a White House Intern to jewelry designer. If you’re thinking of making a career transition in 2013, you might want to watch this.

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GRAFFITI BY INDIE184

Today’s creative is graffiti artist, graphic designer and designer – Indie184. Born and raised in New York City, Indie exhibits a gritty, girly-girly flavor to her art.  I love her art because of the bold colors she chooses and the way her pieces make you feel like you’ve stepped into a cool a$$ time machine.

Below are a few of Indie’s mixed media art paintings. You can see more of Indie’s work on her blog. Check it out!

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Images via Indie184.com