Posts tagged: advocate

Design Talk by MV - no. 23

Above, our spun metal light fixutres being made exclusively for us!

The Evolution of a Maker and Their Brand: Growing Operations

In beautiful ways, being a micro-manufacturer and small business sole proprietor has created economical parameters that guided me toward creative options I wouldn’t have otherwise pursued. It’s serendipity at its finest.

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Design Talk by MV – article no. 20

Design Talk by MV – article no. 20

The Intricacies of Egg Collective: An Interview With the Powerhouse Trio Behind One of New York City’s Savviest Design Brands

I’m so excited to have fresh voices on Design Talk by MV this week. Hillary, Stephanie, and Crystal, the badass women of Egg Collective, joined me to chat independent business, design, and the intricacies of operating as a collective.

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Design Talk by MV no. 14 - I ❤ My Tool Belt – How We are the Tools for Our Economic Communities

Design Talk by MV no. 14 - I ❤ My Tool Belt – How We are the Tools for Our Economic Communities

There’s my literal tool belt, which I still wear all the time, and which is invaluable to my creativity. But there’s also my tool belt of resources, which contains advice, books, and the presence of mentors. Next week I’ll share my favorite and most valued picks from my metaphoric tool belt, and how they’ve guided me as a designer – but also as a businessperson.

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Design Talk by MV no. 13 - Melting Popsicles and Their Lesson on Crafting “Marketing” Experiences For Our Consumers

Design Talk by MV no. 13 - Melting Popsicles and Their Lesson on Crafting “Marketing” Experiences For Our Consumers

Did you hear the one about the giant popsicle? Nope, not a joke. As a continuation of last week’s Design Talk, I’m listing out two more trends in experiential marketing as well as calling out some of the brands that have been quick to respond to this sort of in situ consumer engagement. (That, thankfully, has nothing to do with giant popsicles.)

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