Freelance Artist and Illustrator: Elizabeth Haidle on Creativity

“A lot of the beginning and middle can be intimidating. You are making something from nothing. It is up to you.” Elizabeth Haidle is…

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Movement Based Artist Felicia Ballos On Connecting To The World Through Dance

“What I love most about dancing is that this is us, it is our bodies and minds connecting to the rest of the world.”…

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Jewelry Maker and Metalsmith Kit Burke-Smith on craftsmanship, jewelry as wearable art, and becoming a mom

Since becoming a mom, I have developed a habit of intentionally leaving something unfinished right in the middle of my bench. This way, the…

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A Winning Career Shift: From Independent Filmmaker to Kid’s Clothing Designer

I truly love being around my kids and make most decisions based on that, but I also know that a career and creative fulfillment…

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Disney Animator Aliki Theofilopoulos Grafft on Silliness, Creativity, and Fun in Both Work and Motherhood

Being paid to laugh and make others laugh is a pretty fine way to spend the day! After interning at Hanna-Barbera and Spumco, California…

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Meet Industrial Designer Sonjie Solomon: Hacking parenting frustrations with design

“While I’m all for emotional self-expression, my work (both fine art and design) has gravitated towards problem solving.” Sonjie Feliciano Solomon was born in…

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From art director in Paris to artist in NYC, the multifaceted career of Pauline Galiana

“As moms or dads at home, one foot out in the professional world (sometimes only one toe!), we develop a degree of self-discipline we…

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How to Become a Children’s Book Illustrator: Advice From an Editor

I’ve been struggling to make it as a children’s book illustrator and have gotten a few leads but no breakthroughs. What do editors look…

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Drawing all day can be a real job! with Illustrator Stephanie Roth Sisson

“Make your art uniquely you—imitation is good for practice/honing your skills, but publishers want something that stands out from the pack—and that will be…

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A chat with visual artist Andrea Dezsö on her work, motherhood and finding one’s voice as an artist

“Halloween night is my favorite holiday, because that is the time when we can trespass across the barrier between the world of the living and the…

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