Member Mentions

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Oh, hello Spring! You crept upon us fast. With this new season comes many new projects, conferences, and all around busyness. Our members have been tinkering, making, and doing so we wanted to drop in and see just what they are up to for our Member Mentions.

Illustrator, artist, and member Arin Fishkin has made a series of fun, cheerful, and beautiful illustrations of San Francisco. The illustrations are of  favorite famous and some not so famous city icons that Arin pays tribute to. They are graphic and bold with a vintage feel. She uses custom patterns for accents for the landmarks like the big fog in her Sutro Tower illustration or the floral pattern on the 49 mile Scenic Drive sign. Her vibrant prints caught the eye of  Taxi and they did a nice write up featuring some of her SF icon prints.


Karrie Myers Taylor was interviewed recently on Regain Focus. Karrie owns of Videokard, a video production and marketing crew,  who essential creat “movie trailers” for business (what a neat concept!) She spoke with Regain Focus on her business, clients, and being a small business owners. She also provided insightful advice for small business owners just starting out. Head on over to Regain Focus for her full interview!


Heidi design studio GOLD has had some recent exciting mentions and award-winnings. GOLD is a two women design studio inspired by systems in nature, narrative of places and people, history and its ephemera, and the sciences and humanities. GOLDToday is the blog show casing the design duos bi-costal creativity. Their previous work was hands on, is now done via corresponding over the internet. Each day they are given a prompted to create some work. “It has something to do with that day and sharing something with each other beyond our digital back and forth and to flex their making methods and process.”

Their poster for the CCA 2013 MFA show won a typography award from Communication Arts. You can see the full poster here on Heidi’s site link to the poster/exhibition hereThey are also are currently the featured studio on HOW Design’s Designer’s Spotlight.


Member Peggie Lee is a jewelry designer. Her pieces are described as simple, but sophisticated, “deceptively simple, featuring artisan craftsmanship mixed with contemporary approaches to contrast, color, texture and composition,” and have been garnering attention in television and in movies! Peggies jewelry has been spotted recently on shows like as The Vampire Diaries & Scandal. Her pieces were also spied in the most recent issues of Sports Illustrated. We will be looking for more appearances of your jewelry on the small screen, big screen, and beyond, Peggie!

We are excited for all of the Makeshifter’s and what they have been up to! Remember, if you are a member, please share with us all the fun and noteworthy ventures.