erin’s on fire!
Posted in Uncategorized March 12th, 2009 by piablog

…not literally, i assure you. but have you seen what she’s been up to lately at the design for mankind headquarters? Beside establishing her very own magazine, which has been filled with awesomeness since its inception last year, she has been busy creating project after project, including free encouragement, giveaways galore, and bakery where she helps bake businesses with collaborator jaime derringer of design milk. I can barely keep up! Because as if that was not enough, Erin has just begun another super cool project of the video variety called dialogue

Erin says the goal of dialogue is simple: we want to say what we’re not saying: “talk about what we’re not talking about. you know, the realistic side of living a life of creativity.” She has rounded up a slew of artists to speak on some great topics, the first episode being about “how to keep the balance” featuring artists Jen Gotch, Lisa Solomon and Kelly Lynn Jones….

credits clockwise from top left…1.jen gotch 2. lisa solomon 3. lisa solomon 4. kelly lynn jones 5. jen gotch.

so for all the artists and designers and people who want to be artists or designers of some kind out there, click here to view the first episode! hmm, i wonder who else erin has rounded up for dialogue…?

photo by lenaah

and don’t forget to check out her other venture called bakery, filled with posts about blogging and small business tips.

You go girl!!


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  1. The Deco Detective says

    Thanks for the info Pia, I hadn’t visited Design for Mankind in a while. It’s so great that someone works for struggling artists and designers!
    Btw, I suddenly discovered my blog on your blogroll! Thank you so much!!(you’re obviously on mine)

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  2. cindy k says

    erin is a super-sweet creative mastermind and always coming up with something so good. such a nice shout out from an equally super-sweet creative mastermind.

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  3. Stefanie says

    I love the picture for the bakery site. I have 2 chairs in my shop that are identical to the one on the far left and some papier mache masks of foxes and tigers too!

    I have bookmarked this site as I’ve been looking for a blog like this for a while. A bit of mental stimulation for a small business owner.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Moocy says

    Thanks so much for posting those links! I love Design for Mankind, but I’d never visited her other site. So many good tips!

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  5. design for mankind says

    oh pia— you are so sweet, i could cry. and i’m so glad i’m not really on fire! b/c if you could see the flames from amsterdam, that would be some fire!!! 🙂

    love you dearie,

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  6. joanne says

    All those girls are amazing artists…thank you for sharing darlin!

    March 24th, 2009 | #

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