2017

Spotlight: Dead Meat Design

Spotlight: Dead Meat Design

Born and raised in the Midwest, Dead Meat Design‘s Josh Davis has been instrumental in the Chicagoland music and art scene since 1999, and as he will…

Spotlight: TORU

Spotlight: TORU

TORU is a craft and design company founded in 2015 by Jordi Ribaudí. With strong roots in the local leather industry of Igualada, a province of Barcelona, the…

Spotlight: Athena Paginton

Spotlight: Athena Paginton

Athena Paginton is a Make-up Artist and Illustrator living in London who has worked on magazine campaigns for DAZED, Buffalo Zine and Wallpaper Magazine, amongst…

Spotlight: POOL

Spotlight: POOL

POOL was founded in 2010 by Léa Padovani (1981) and Sébastien Kieffer (1982), and is a Paris-based creative studio which takes design beyond furniture, encompassing…

Spotlight: Rozliubit

Spotlight: Rozliubit

Rozliubit is a collaborative project between Sasha Pharaoh and Sua Yoo. The self-proclaimed maids of heaven and guardians of virtue create handcrafted weaponry and delicate armor in Chicago,…

Spotlight: Cat Lauigan

Spotlight: Cat Lauigan

Cat Lauigan is an artist and producer from the Bay Area. She received her BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2008, and she currently…

Spotlight: Vjemy

Spotlight: Vjemy

Vjemy was established in 2013 by Adam, Samuel and Svetlana Cigler in Prague, Czech Republic. Adam and Svetlana both graduated with a degree in architecture, but their work focuses on…

Spotlight: Emily Esperanza

Spotlight: Emily Esperanza

Emily Esperanza is a filmmaker, artist, and curator whose passions lie in discarded aesthetics, liminal spaces, guerrilla approaches, and unconventional narrative. Her recent videos, collected…

Spotlight: David Getsy

Spotlight: David Getsy

David Getsy, a Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor, is a faculty member at the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of…

Spotlight: Laura Berger

Spotlight: Laura Berger

Laura Berger is a visual artist living and working in Chicago.  She has exhibited her paintings around the US and abroad, and also does editorial…

Spotlight: Patrick Kyle

Spotlight: Patrick Kyle

Patrick Kyle is a commercial illustrator and multidisciplinary artist from Toronto, Canada. He graduated from The Ontario College of Art and Design in 2009. He has authored three books;…

Spotlight: A Question of Eagles

Spotlight: A Question of Eagles

A Question of Eagles is Melissa and Jonathan, a husband and wife team committed to making heirloom quality goods. A Question of Eagles was born in…

Spotlight: The Granite

Spotlight: The Granite

Founded in 2014, The Granite is an emerging female-owned and operated creative studio and ceramics workshop with evolving focus and inspiration. As a collaborative effort…

Spotlight: Video! Video! Zine

Spotlight: Video! Video! Zine

Video! Video! Zine  is an accessible submission-based Internet archive of amazing moving images from around the world.  Video! Video! Zine is devoted to obtaining visibility…

Spotlight: Ben Barber

Spotlight: Ben Barber

Ben Barber was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. Trained in sculpture at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Upon completing his education Ben settled…

Spotlight: Kim HyunJoo Studio

Spotlight: Kim HyunJoo Studio

Kim HyunJoo Studio is a reputable Seoul-based design studio run by artist and designer, Kim HyunJoo. Her design work is primarily focused on furniture, lighting, tableware, products, public…

Spotlight: Guncotton Tintype

Spotlight: Guncotton Tintype

Margaret Muza is a photographer specializing in the bygone wetplate process. She has a studio in Milwaukee, WI where she practices this method most widely…

Spotlight: Sam Rolfes

Spotlight: Sam Rolfes

Sam Rolfes (b.1990, Dallas TX) is a Chicago and New York based mixed-format digital artist and director. Using the human body as a mark making device…

Spotlight: wolke

Spotlight: wolke

Wolke is a conceptual design studio that plays with objects and space. Wolke is a collaboration between Patrick Campbell + Madison Killough and is based…

2016

Spotlight: CK_TC Ceramics

Spotlight: CK_TC Ceramics

CK_TC Ceramics is a Cincinnati-based design studio founded by Colin Klimesh (CK) and Taylor Carter (TC) that creates small-batch ceramics for the home. CK_TC started two…

Spotlight: Perfectly Acceptable Press

Spotlight: Perfectly Acceptable Press

Perfectly Acceptable Press is a small Risograph print studio based in Chicago. Perfectly Acceptable publishes a series of artist books by cartoonists and illustrators and…

Spotlight: Emma Anderson

Spotlight: Emma Anderson

Emma Anderson is a photographer from New Zealand, currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been featured in i-D, Mundane, Sumzine,…

Spotlight: Ali Beletic

Spotlight: Ali Beletic

Ali Beletic is a conceptual artist best known for her powerful, symbolic land art installation works, as expansive as hiking in and installing mahogany and glass…

Spotlight: Fort Makers

Spotlight: Fort Makers

Fort Makers is an artist collective that makes functional and interactive art, and explores the boundaries between art and design. They create large-scale public art…

Spotlight: Carissa Gallo

Spotlight: Carissa Gallo

Carissa Gallo is a fashion and editorial photographer/director. She is interested in how humans interact with color, surfaces, and each other. She travels often to…

Spotlight: CANADA

Spotlight: CANADA

CANADA is a production company based in Barcelona. Founded in 2008, two of its founders, Lope Serrano and Nicolas Mendez, operate together under the name CANADA. CANADA works…

Spotlight: Nathan Kostechko

Spotlight: Nathan Kostechko

Nathan Kostechko was introduced to art by his Uncle Stephen as a young boy. Being influenced by his uncle, along with his brothers to skateboard…

Spotlight: Alicia Nauta

Spotlight: Alicia Nauta

Alicia Nauta is a Toronto based artist whose practice includes collage, screenprinting, installation, wallpaper, books, and a growing collection of found oddities for a future…

Spotlight: Rasmus Warberg

Spotlight: Rasmus Warberg

After earning his carpenter apprenticeship, Rasmus Warberg travelled to Canada to gain new experiences. His desire to shape and build things from his own visions…

Spotlight: Amber Pitkin

Spotlight: Amber Pitkin

Amber Pitkin is a makeup artist based in London. At 22 years old, she has worked with clients including i-D Magazine, Oyster Magazine, Nike, Dazed Digital…

Spotlight: Rumi Hara

Spotlight: Rumi Hara

Rumi is an illustrator and comic artist from Japan, currently based in New York City. She was awarded a silver medal from the Society of…

Spotlight: Tallulah Fontaine

Spotlight: Tallulah Fontaine

Tallulah Fontaine is a illustrator and zine maker currently based in Toronto, Canada. She has worked with numerous clients including, 4AD, Glamour Magazine, Paulette Magazine,…

Spotlight: Miguel Marques

Spotlight: Miguel Marques

Miguel Marques is a Portuguese designer and digital artist currently living in Barcelona, Spain. @jmmarques Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you…

Spotlight: Clare Nicolson

Spotlight: Clare Nicolson

Clare Nicolson is a freelance stylist based in London designing for publishing, advertising, editorial and independent creative clients as well as her own homeware brand. Nicolson has…

Spotlight: Amy Strozzi

Spotlight: Amy Strozzi

Amy Strozzi is a Los Angeles based makeup artist and creator of The Beauty Manifesto. Best known for her soft touch, her ability to enhance…

Spotlight: Cold Picnic

Spotlight: Cold Picnic

Cold Picnic was formed in 2010 by partners Phoebe Sung and Peter Buer. The pair met in Boston in 2006 while in school and have…

Spotlight: Studio Gorm

Spotlight: Studio Gorm

Studio Gorm is a design office founded in 2007 by John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong Arndt. Designing a range of things from products, furniture and lighting,…

Spotlight: Studio Mieke Meijer

Spotlight: Studio Mieke Meijer

Studio Mieke Meijer is a collaboration between Mieke Meijer and Roy Letterlé. Meijer (Wezep, 1982) graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven. Letterlé (Kerkrade, 1978) studied structural…

Spotlight: Rose Pilkington

Spotlight: Rose Pilkington

Rose Pilkington is a London-based multidisciplinary designer who specializes in 3D design for both digital and print. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. I work…

Spotlight: Hannah Vaughan

Spotlight: Hannah Vaughan

Hannah Vaughan was born in Los Angeles, CA to a bookbinder and an artist. She first learned to weld at age 12, then actually learned how…

Spotlight: Allie Smith

Spotlight: Allie Smith

New York City based makeup artist Allie Smith has a thoughtful and thorough approach to work and a fun and effortless beauty aesthetic. Her work…

Spotlight: Mae Engelgeer

Spotlight: Mae Engelgeer

Mae Engelgeer attended the Amsterdam Fashion Instituut where she specialized in textile design, graduating in 2004. Later she was accepted to the prestigious Master Course…

Spotlight: Dzek

Spotlight: Dzek

Dzek is a design production company founded and directed by Brent Dzekciorius that instigates designer-led architectural materials and material-based design collections. From 2010 to 2013 Brent…

Spotlight: Pip Pell

Spotlight: Pip Pell

Pip Pell is an Australian digital designer living and working in London. Having just graduated from studying visual communication at university, her sleek design aesthetic…

Spotlight: Matson + Palmer

Spotlight: Matson + Palmer

Matson + Palmer makes luxe, one-of-a-kind, hand-dyed, hand-woven cashmere throws and pillows. Each piece is naturally dyed with various roots, bark, wood (and even insects) by…

Spotlight: Will Bryant

Spotlight: Will Bryant

Will Bryant is an Austin, TX based artist. His work weaves together humor with commerce, fun, and positivity. In his sculptural installations, photographic still lives,…

Spotlight: Anna Peftieva

Spotlight: Anna Peftieva

Anna Peftieva was born October 14th (same as Usher) ’87 in Belarus (same as Chagall). She is a photographer and stylist currently working and living…

Spotlight: Tim Colmant

Spotlight: Tim Colmant

Tim Colmant is a Belgium graphic designer, illustrator and pattern designer currently living in Namur. His clients include: Bloomberg, Pull&Bear, Bold Agency, Converse, Wrap Magazine, WeTransfer, Sight…

Spotlight: Julian Glander

Spotlight: Julian Glander

Julian Glander is an animator, illustrator and art person based in the USA. His work has been featured on It’s Nice That, WIRED, and Fast Company,…

Spotlight: Prem Krishnamurthy

Spotlight: Prem Krishnamurthy

Prem Krishnamurthy is a designer and curator. As a Founding Principal of the design studio Project Projects, he is the recipient of Cooper Hewitt Museum’s 2015…