Jonathan David Smyth

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I hear a definite accent in your voice but am having trouble identifying it. Where are you from? Northern Ireland, a very small town called Larne. I left Ireland when I was 15 and moved to Scotland, because I was … Continue reading

Álvaro Franca

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Tell us about how you came to create the Typewritten Portraits. I was taking a printmaking and etching course, but when I turned it in for evaluation, I got a lousy grade and a terrible write-up; my professors didn’t think I … Continue reading

Enya Mommsen

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Growing up, were you always creative? My parents were both working in creative fields, and so I think naturally my brother and I grew up understanding self-expression as priority without a doubt. Did you end up pursuing art in college? I … Continue reading

Bethany Gosvener

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You’re currently based in Portland. Have you always lived in Oregon? I’ve always lived in Oregon, but I grew up in a trashy little suburb called Gresham, which is 20 minutes away from Portland. When I was younger, Portland always seemed like a large city, … Continue reading

Dillon Marsh

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Are you a self-taught photographer? I started [pursuing photography] at university, where I studied Fine Arts at the University of Stellenbosch, the town I grew up in. Afterwards, I went overseas for a couple of years. When I came back, I … Continue reading

Madison Smukalla

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You’re from Oregon, so I’m curious how you got into modeling. The funny thing about Oregon is that there is more fashion there than you would think. Some think of it as the hub of outdoors and fitness, especially since … Continue reading

Marco Lachi

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What’s the story behind your first camera? I grew up in Florence, Italy, which is a well known as a tourist city. A camera fell into my hands and that’s how I started. Do you prefer digital or film? I … Continue reading

Katherine Mavridis

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How did you get into knitwear and wool? I’ve always been creative since I was little. I never wanted to do fashion. After high school, I attended University of Technology in Sydney. I went through the four year [bachelor] degree … Continue reading

Min Kim

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What led to aspire becoming a fashion designer? My dream of becoming a fashion designer never changed from when I was young. Thanks for my mom, I have always been nears the arts by watching movies or going to the … Continue reading

Tyler Deeb

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You’re a self taught graphic designer. What were some classes you would take if you had attended design school? I think typography is a really technical skill set that I appreciate, particularly as I’ve grown and do things for my … Continue reading

Leonie Barth

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Why fashion design? I think I was always interested in garments. I can remember when I was 4 years old, I admired boys’ clothing. I absolutely wanted to have a special red Diesel sweater with the typical Diesel iroquois logo and red … Continue reading

Marie Marot

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Your beanies have a beautiful minimalist approach – a clean look to them. Tell us about the phrases that you inscribe on the pouch, like “he[art] or “pain(ter).” This stylistic device tightens the thought process: a single word suddenly opens vast avenues … Continue reading