Part One: I Quit

We’ve all fantasized about it: Quitting your day job to pursue your dreams on your terms—following your inspiration wherever it leads. To throw caution to the wind, reject convenience and act on what feeds your creative soul. No matter your situation, it’s scary to leave security behind for the uncertainty of independence. But it’s also intoxicating. In this five part blog series, we’ll introduce you to some creatives who quit and lived to tell the tale—and who just might inspire you to set out and forge your own trail.

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Make Good Great: Contrasting Texture

Pairing dramatically different textures can heighten sophistication and elevate your message, capturing your audiences’ attention through touch. Have you ever thought about using textures so different from one another that they spark people’s senses as their fingers move from one texture to another?

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Elevate the Everyday: A Maker’s Field Guide to Envelopes

An envelope is a simple and familiar form. It requires no power source or special reader to be held, read and understood. Equal parts function and first impression, an envelope has all the right elements to make any project exceptional.

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Pen To Paper: Caroline Weaver, CW Enterprise

Every great paper needs an equally fabulous writing implement. Just ask amateur pencil collector and lifelong pencil lover Caroline Weaver, owner of CW Pencil Enterprise. This venture is devoted to that most humble and too-often overlooked graphite tool — and has accordingly garnered a devoted social media following since opening its virtual doors in November 2014, then a vest-pocket shop on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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Process Defines Product

Not all cheese is Parmigiano-Reggiano. Not all whiskey is bourbon. How these products are made defines what they are.

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Turning T-Shirts into Paper with MOO

Here’s a formula for you. (MOO+ Mohawk) + T-Shirts +Papermaking = NEW Cotton Business Cards made from T-Shirt scraps. That’s right; business cards made from the material we all know and love.

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