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We Are Each Other

In an effort to foster relationships and create dialogues with the creative forces that inspire us, “We Are Each Other” is an on-going series that spotlights designers in various design disciplines. These in-depth interviews and essays showcase our belief that we are all extensions of a larger artistic community, inspiring and motivating each other to new heights of imagination and innovation.

Ana Montiel
Ana Montiel

Equal parts timeless elegance and rockstar rad-ittude, Barcelona design studio Alan The Gallant’s work is—to use a hopelessly bathetic phrase—just my cup of tea. Continue Reading…

Tim Drabandt
Tim Drabandt

Tapping technology for growth and inspiration is something we do every day at The Retrospective. Technology connects us with communities hundreds of thousands of miles away, right around the corner, and even out in Minneapolis—which is where we found interactive and typographic designer Tim Drabandt. Continue Reading…

Chris Piascik

One peek at Chris Piascik’s wildly imaginative work and you’ll be wondering what’s going on inside this illustrators head. Rooted in illustration and a love for hand drawn typography, Chris’ work features enigmatic characters, personal introspection, and a hint of humor that teeters on genius.
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Vaughn Fender
Vaughn Fender

Vaughn Fender and I have a very peculiar story: you see, we’ve never met, yet we’ve worked on a few things together here and there. Even funnier, while we share a good handful of mutual friends, in real life our paths have never crossed. Continue Reading…

Lindsey Voskowsky
We Are Each Other: Lindsey Voskowsky

If there were a type police, Lindsey Voskowsky would be the inspector general. She’s notorious for scrutinizing every facet of type. Why you ask? As a book designer she lives and breathes finding the best way to use type to make books come alive. Continue Reading…

Justin M. Smith
WE ARE EACH OTHER: Justin M. Smith

As Farewell to Arms’ former frontman, audience members would witness the frenetic Justin Smith swing, throw, and scream into the microphone in one frantic moment, then drop into a dead calm the next. Its no wonder why his design work reflects his explosive personality. Continue Reading…

Jamie Paakkonen
WE ARE EACH OTHER: Jamie Paakkonen

Jamie Paakkonen is not only a great designer but a dear friend, and we are really excited to have her showcase her work. She lives in Brooklyn, NY where she focuses on print design and art direction. Continue Reading…