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When ambition led her down an uncharted path, Edmonton-born Jenna Bouma, made her own way. The hand-poke tattoo artist also known as Slower Black, recalls her beginnings tattooing friends in her home studio in Vancouver, deciding to call East River Tattoo in Brooklyn her home after extended traveling and guest spots, and how she developed her now signature, sought-after style. (photo by Adam Kremer) #creativity #risk #interview #tattoo #slowerblack #eastrivertattoo #brooklyn
When ambition led her down an uncharted path, Edmonton-born Jenna Bouma, made her own way. The hand-poke tattoo artist also known as Slower Black, recalls her beginnings tattooing friends in her home studio in Vancouver, deciding to call East River Tattoo in Brooklyn her home after extended traveling and guest spots, and how she developed her now signature, sought-after style.
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Reggie Watts is known for his entirely improvised sets, but improvisation has played a role in his path, too. Here, he talks about how exploration and play have shaped his career, the role of art and community in our current political landscape, and his new Netflix special, Spatial, out today. (photo by Megan Kathleen McIsaac) #art #music #comedy #creativity #interview #la #reggiewatts
Interested in performing from childhood, Reggie Watts is known for his entirely improvised sets, but improvisation has played a role in his path, too. Here, the entertainer talks about how exploration and play have shaped his mostly unplanned career, his goal to create work that helps people recontextualize their experiences, the role of art and community in our current political landscape, and his new Netflix special, Spatial, out today.
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LA-based actor Omar J. Dorsey has been acting for more than 15 years and has become well-known for his roles on Ray Donovan and most recently, Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar. Here, Omar reflects on his creative director mother’s influence on his desire to act, how he pushed past the stereotypical roles of his early career, the importance of play as he continues to grow, and why we should never stop practicing our craft. (photo by Eric Ryan Anderson) #acting #performance #creativity #craft #interview #la #omarjdorsey
LA-based actor Omar J. Dorsey has been acting for more than 15 years and has become well-known for his roles on Ray Donovan and most recently, Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar. Here, Omar reflects on his creative director mother’s influence on his desire to act, how he pushed past the stereotypical roles of his early career, the importance of play as he continues to grow, and why we should never stop practicing our craft.
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New York-based photographer and entrepreneur, Nick Onken, started out in design, but his path evolved as he pursued his interests, including photography and travel. Nick spoke with us about growing up in the suburbs of Seattle, the sacrifices he chose to make early on in order to build a career he loves today, and how we live into our possibility when we stop talking and start making. (photo by Dan Robinson) #art #design #photography #interview #creativity #nickonken #nyc
New York-based photographer and entrepreneur, Nick Onken, started out in design, but his path evolved as he pursued his interests, including photography and travel. Nick spoke with us about growing up in the suburbs of Seattle, the sacrifices he chose to make early on in order to build a career he loves today, and how we live into our possibility when we stop talking and start making.
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Dallas-born, NYC-based filmmaker and YouTuber, Sara Dietschy, tells the story of shooting for her dreams with no regrets, including dropping out of college after she realized she was already living her plan B at age 21, finding a career path she loves that actually loves her back, and choosing to remain open to what the future holds. (photo by Julia Hembree) #interview #film #filmmaking #photography #dallas #nyc #saradietschy #youtube
Dallas-born, NYC-based filmmaker and YouTuber, Sara Dietschy, tells the story of shooting for her dreams with no regrets, including dropping out of college after she realized she was already living her plan B at age 21, finding a career path she loves that actually loves her back, and choosing to remain open to what the future holds.
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Krista Tippett, host of On Being, Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, and New York Times best-selling author, reflects on how her early years in Oklahoma shaped her future, what initially drew her to radio after working as a print journalist and news correspondent, the impetus behind her new book, Becoming Wise, and the most important work that any of us can do right now. (photo by Colleen Eversman) #interview   #radio   #broadcasting   #writing   #onbeing   #minneapolis   #kristatippett   #becomingwise  
Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author, Krista Tippett, reflects on how her early years in Oklahoma shaped her future, what initially drew her to radio after working as a print journalist and news correspondent, the impetus behind her new book, Becoming Wise, and the most important work that any of us can do right now.
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From his humble Fort Worth, Texas, roots to stages around the world, Leon Bridges’ talent has catapulted him into the spotlight since his first album, Coming Home, debuted in June 2014. Compelled to make music before anyone knew his name, the rising star played open mic nights and performed in smoky bars, and he hasn’t forgotten his roots. Here, Leon offers an intimate glimpse into his early days, recalls how he discovered his voice through a connection to soul music, and imagines what the future holds as he makes a point to remember his past. (photo by Elizabeth Weinberg) #music #creativity #interview #leonbridges #fortworth #texas
From his humble Fort Worth, Texas, roots to stages around the world, Leon Bridges’ talent has catapulted him into the spotlight since his first album, Coming Home, debuted in June 2014. Compelled to make music before anyone knew his name, the rising star played open mic nights and performed in smoky bars, and he hasn’t forgotten his roots. Here, Leon offers an intimate glimpse into his early days, recalls how he discovered his voice through a con...
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PDX-based designer & 3D artist, Craig Winslow, on rekindling his fire for independent work, the realities and rewards of freelance life, what he’s learning as one of this year’s Adobe Creative Residents, and using his work to blend the digital and physical worlds in meaningful ways. (photo by Jon Duenas) #art #design #creativity #digital #interview #creativeresidency #craigwinslow #portland #pdx
Portland-based experiential designer and 3D artist, Craig Winslow, on rekindling his fire for independent work, the realities and rewards of freelance life, what he’s learning as one of this year’s Adobe Creative Residents, and using his work to blend the digital and physical worlds in meaningful ways.
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Brianna Wettlaufer, the Victoria, BC-based entrepreneur and CEO & Cofounder of Stocksy, found photography by accident, but once she did, she never looked back. The self-taught designer turned photographer turned entrepreneur, recalls her early years, her path into the world of photography, and overcoming resistance to build a business she believes in, for the community she loves. (photo by Meredith Jenks) #design #photography #stock #stocksy #creativity #victoria #briannawettlaufer
Brianna Wettlaufer, the Victoria, BC-based entrepreneur and CEO & Cofounder of Stocksy, found photography by accident, but once she did, she never looked back. The self-taught designer turned photographer turned entrepreneur, recalls her early years, her path into the world of photography, and overcoming resistance to build a business she believes in, for the community she loves.
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LA-based artist, designer, and gangsta gardener, Ron Finley, is taking his art to the streets to inspire people around the world to reconnect with their food and each other. Ron spoke to us about growing up in South Central, his early work as a fashion designer, how gardening has transformed his life and lives of people around the world, and why he’s living for his legacy now to preserve the planet for future generations. (photo by Elizabeth Weinberg) #art #fashion #gardening #gangsta #nature #la #ronfinley 
LA-based artist, designer, and gangsta gardener, Ron Finley, is taking his art to the streets to inspire people around the world to reconnect with their food and each other. Ron spoke to us about growing up in South Central, his early work as a fashion designer, how gardening has transformed his life and lives of people around the world, and why he’s living for his legacy now to preserve the planet for future generations.
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Austin-based artist and illustrator, Will Bryant, recalls how his sports-centric childhood gave way to a love for drawing during his college years, reflects on how self-initiated work has fueled his creative process, and challenges all of us to “embrace our weird,” no matter what we do or where we are. (photo by Casey Dunn) #interview #art #design #illustration #austin #willbryant
Austin-based artist and illustrator, Will Bryant, recalls how his sports-centric childhood gave way to a love for drawing during his college years, reflects on how self-initiated work has fueled his creative process, and challenges all of us to “embrace our weird,” no matter what we do or where we are.
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Swiss-born creative director Kimou Meyer, aka Grotesk, recalls how his love of the underground graffiti scene helped form the foundation of his 15-year design career, why creatives should focus on the job instead of the title, and what continues to inspire his lifelong affection for New York City. (photo by Ike Edeani) #TGD   #interview   #art   #design   #grotesk   #nyc  
Swiss-born creative director Kimou Meyer, aka Grotesk, recalls how his love of the underground graffiti scene helped form the foundation of his 15-year design career, why creatives should focus on the job instead of the title, and what continues to inspire his lifelong affection for New York City.
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Own your discontent. Interviews with today's artists, makers & risk-takers via print & online mag, live event series & podcast.
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The Great Discontent features inspiring, in-depth conversations with today's artists, makers, and risk-takers. Focusing on beginnings, creativity, and risk, TGD offers a memorable look into subjects’ lives via a print and online magazine, live event series, and podcast. Published by Wayward Wild in New York City.