I have always been very craftsy, which shouldn’t be much of a surprise since I’m a designer, but I don’t make the time for crafts the way I used to. Maybe it’s a product of my being an adult. Maybe because as a designer and a design teacher I’m constantly making and thinking creatively and at the end of the day I already spent all my creative energies.
This week on the podcast: Communities by Design, with Rachel Elnar
Picture this. You and 200 of your designer colleagues are in Omaha, Nebraska attending a conference. After an amazing time you all decide to have a drink at this one bar. One of the designers in the group, in his 40’s and who, at very least, looks like he can drink legally in the US, forgets his ID (Woops!). The bar won’t let him in. All 200 designers turn around and leave with him. If that’s not the true definition of ride or die, we’re not quite sure what is. This week’s podcast guest takes community and sticking together just this seriously.
Rachel Elnar is co-founder and partner of Ramp Creative, co-founder and producer at TypeEd, and teacher at Cal State University. More than something that makes her happy, creative communities are a passion for Rachel. This week on This Makes Me Happy, she tells us about her love for exchanging design knowledge and her mission to put a stop to shitty typography.
Rachel’s love for education and spreading the good word of design has truly inspired us this week. We hope the same for you!
Join us for This Makes Me Happy Hour
If you are in the Philadelphia area, join us for This Makes Me Happy Hour, a summer series of social events. We currently have two FREE happy hours lined up for June and July and a couple other events in the plans. Check out http://thehappypodcast.com/happyhour/ or check out the Facebook page for future events.
Rachel tells us about her love for exchanging design knowledge, her mission to put a stop to shitty typography and why creative communities make her happy.
Color-spotting in Center City! Color seems to pop when least expected. I was walking around Center City, headphones on, heading over to a cafÃ© for a day of work, when I spotted this row of houses with colorful doors and shutters. I don’t think any of these colors would stand out individually, but as a set they are beautiful.
This week on the podcast: A Stitch on Time, with Stephen West
We don’t know about you, but here at This Makes Me Happy we definitely enjoy those free-flowing days without deadlines. You know, the type where you can sit down, relax and actually enjoy a great cup of coffee. For some people, including this week’s guest, that’s not a luxury. It’s a perception of time that’s become an awesome lifestyle.
Stephen West is a knit designer from Tulsa who currently lives in Amsterdam. An eccentric—yet often quiet—personality, Stephen tells us about being confused for a supermodel at his favorite Thai restaurant, his love for traveling to Rejkjavik, Iceland and why a free-flowing sense of time makes him happy.
Stephen talks about being confused for a supermodel, his love for traveling to Rejkjavik and why a free-flowing sense of time makes him happy.
Sometimes you find inspiration in the least expected placesâ€”like a bathroom
This week on the podcast: #inventyourfuture with Andy Meehan
Despite America’s current buzz state, our country is considered a place to fulfill dreams for many people that establish a new life here. It’s not always easy. We often get a bad rep’. But all in all? There is a culture of belief here that makes it a positive place to be according to our most recent guest, Andy Meehan.
Andy is the founder of Development Solutions Global, StartUp StorySlam and oversees peer groups for early stage entrepreneurial development at Netcito. This week on This Makes Me Happy, he shares his love for all ideas, his plans to help entrepreneurs worldwide and why the fact that we can invent our own future makes him happy.
Andy talks to us about his love for ideas, his current project for entrepreneurs, and why the ability to invent your future makes him happy
I hope the only reason anyone would use this yellow emergency box is in case of a chromatic emergency.