Staying in one place for at least two months has meant different things to everyone. But despite the disruption to their lives and their static location, artists still got busy creating. Some are making works that respond directly to the current times; others are using the unexpected spare time to work on projects that [...]
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Christopher Benson is one of those illustrators that somehow manages to bring an entire world of captivating stories and mystical creatures to life on a piece of paper or digital screen. Even if you’re not intimately familiar with the characters in his work, they send your imagination into overdrive. Christopher’s illustrations are complex, unexpected, [...]
This week’s Creative Crush has done what many of us wish we could do (read: just go for it!). She’s turned her pop culture obsession into a business. Margaret Kalejta is the CEO, designer, production manager, and assistant at Party Mountain Paper Co. In other words, Margaret is the creative brain behind some of [...]
The Exchange District BIZ is one of 16 business improvement zones in Winnipeg. It encompasses East and West of Main Street from Waterfront Drive to Adelaide Street and North and South from Galt Avenue to the iconic intersection of Portage and Main. Its role as a non-profit organization is to bring local businesses together to promote the area, [...]
A few months ago, Lindsay Arakawa left her job as Senior Creative Social Strategist at Refinery29 to move to Japan. During her time at Refinery29, she helped the media company build a distinctive narrative on social by establishing a strong voice that resonates with millennials. Now, she has embarked on her Eat, Pray, Love [...]
Albie Alexander is in the business of eliciting strong emotional responses through ambitious and narrative-driven immersive experiences. Formerly the creative director of 29Rooms, Albie has crafted visual stories that dare people to dream bigger and think bolder. The award-winning creative director seems to have found the perfect recipe for combining genuine, substantive messages with [...]
Caroline Pivovar is a graphic designer by day and a hand letter enthusiast by night. The one half of Oh So Graceful, the passion project turned viable business, loves colours. In fact, there’s no such thing as too many colours in her world. Her love for colourful and dazzling illustrators has also become her [...]
If you live in Winnipeg, you’ve definitely seen the Beeproject Apiaries honey jars at your favorite coffee shop. What started as an experiment has now turned into a community-based business that combines urban beekeeping, education, and community engagement. Chris and Lindsay, the husband and wife duo behind Beeproject Apiaries, started their business with only [...]
Carl Ostberg is a Vancouver-based multi-disciplinary artist and majorly crush-worthy creative. His Instagram is where boundary-pushing flat lay and product shot dreams are born. The whimsical feed full of dreamy flowers and exotic fruits is a dangerous place to be if you’re feeling the spring fever. Carl really knows how to make meaning and [...]
On St. Valentine’s Day’s hangover, it’s refreshing to take a scroll through Abbie Paulhus’ Instagram which celebrates self-love and self-appreciation. On top of some pop culture inspo, her work is both frank and light-hearted – a sweet mixture of honesty and charisma. With more than 56 thousand Instagram followers, Las Vegas-based illustrator Abbie Paulhus is [...]