Wink. Thyme. Scentsational.

For nearly three decades, Thymes has applied artisan craftsmanship to enriching the quality of daily experience through naturally-derived scents. Its fragrances are composed at its on-site fragrance studio, where perfumers blend nature, art, and science to create products that soothe and delight us. For the past three years, Wink in Minneapolis, has been helping the […]

A post I wrote made this list!

Top 75 Design Blogs and their Best Articles Best Design News & Stories Do you want to stay on track in the world of design? Our “Best Design News & Stories” category includes topics such as graphic design, web design, illustration, film, photography, and more! 1. Creative Live. CreativeLive brings the world’s greatest experts directly to you! […]

Featured Maker: Sarah Lovell

Sarah Lovell Art Wimborne Minster, Dorset, UK Business founded in 2012 Sarah Lovell started her art print business after having her second baby. She drew and painted in her spare time, so she figured she’d take a go at making greeting cards, art prints, and coloring books. She says, “I am inspired by wildlife, my […]

From Vacation to Vocation

It started in 2010 with a crate of figs, some fetuccine, butter and balsamic vinegar.  The next thing they knew, they had spawned a community of food and illustrations around the word. Salli S. Swindell and her brother Nate Padavick of Studio SSS—were on vacation. “Nate was cooking fettuccine with figs in butter balsamic sauce—sounds amazing, right?” recall […]

Tips on Teaching a Craft Class that Sells Out

Windy Chien has made an indelible mark in the craft market, primarily with her line of Fat Bottomed Girls spoons. These hand-carved, wooden beauties are created using special hand tools that Chien has mastered over the years while working in her backyard studio. In addition to selling her wares, she is a craft teacher who […]

Expressing and Pressing in Lubbock

Husband and wife duo, Dirk and Carol Fowler have been running f2design since 2000, but each takes on their own clients in their specialties. Carol focuses mainly on print collateral and event graphics, while Dirk is busy designing letterpress posters, music packaging, corporate identities, and editorial illustration. The beauty of this set-up is that they […]

Featured Maker: Ryan Hamrick

Ryan Hamrick Austin, Texas Business founded: 2012 Ryan Hamrick is a busy guy these days, doing hand-lettering projects for a range of clients. Fortunately, he’s carving time out of his schedule next month to teach The Business of HandLettering workshop with Roxy Prima and Joanna Munoz. “My decision to become an independent designer full-time was […]