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, [...]
If Sex and the City was staged in 2019, Iman Hariri-Kia would be an unproblematic version of Carrie Bradshaw. The New York City-based writer and storyteller covers sex, love, and the range of emotions in between for some of the biggest publications on the Internet. If you’ve ever scrolled through Elite Daily, Bustle, [...]
Sean O’Connor is a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-all kind of artist. He’s a painter, illustrator, graphic designer, art director – oh, and musician. With an impressive resumé that spans across multiple industries, including advertising, fashion, and social media, we just had to explore the depths of his creative mind. Recently, the Brooklyn-based artist has been [...]
As the co-host of BUILD Brunch, Verizon Media’s morning show, Lukas Thimm is like the real-life protagonist from Nickelodeon’s iCarly. Happenstance gave him a voice, and now he uses it to discuss hot-button issues. Whether he’s discussing the latest in entertainment or political hot topics, Lukas doesn’t shy away from bringing his personality and views [...]
Ally Gonzalos’ editorial work is like a breath of fresh air. He’s committed to portraying real diversity in his work. Recently, Ally’s project on what is unfortunately considered to be unconventional masculinity has been gaining a lot of attention, and for all the right reasons. Tired of waiting for other artists to portray people [...]
Friend to UpHouse, Laura Kloepfer, has held many job titles in the past — varying from Social Media Specialist to Graphic Designer and Art Director. Now a freelance Creative Strategist, Laura is mainly focused on helping businesses nail their social media strategies. Wondering what the marketing mantra of someone who’s had such a rich [...]
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 [...]
Deciding to go into business with your best friend has its challenges – but it’s nothing a little lip sync battle can’t solve for this duo. Amanda Buhse and Tom Jansen, the illustrious pair behind the candle company, Coal and Canary, are known as much for their hand-poured, artisanal candles as they are [...]