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Making Ways

Aug 11, 2017

As the executive director of Root Division, a San Francisco-based visual arts nonprofit that connects creativity and community through education, exhibitions, and studio space, fine artist Michelle Mansour has dedicated much of her professional life to helping artists thrive and cultivate their work. Her own paintings...


Aug 4, 2017

Samantha Hahn started working nine-to-five for a magazine right out of college, a job she thought she would love. But the office grind didn’t suite her, so she quickly began plotting a course that would one day lead her to a freelance commercial art career as a fashion illustrator. Today, Samantha’s clients include...


Jul 28, 2017

Gregg Schigiel decided he wanted to draw comic books when he was in elementary school. Although most people don’t make such important career decisions at that young an age, Gregg has doggedly pursued his goal ever since those days spent drawing characters on the chalkboard. Through a blend of his amazing talent, hard...


Jul 21, 2017

On this week’s episode of Making Ways, you’ll hear the extraordinary, unexpected, and still unfolding path of freelance design consultant Arianna Orland, whose career has taken her from Friendster to Zynga to recent clients Twitter, NerdWallet, and Mozilla. Arianna didn’t set out to live her life as a designer,...


Jul 14, 2017

Josette Melchor operates best in a space loosely defined and without labels, hence the name of the nonprofit she founded, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, which is dedicated to applying art and technology to create social and civic impact. On this episode of Making Ways, Josette talks about her...