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Samantha Louise Designs

“The more we all talk about the things we’re struggling with and the ways we’re supporting ourselves and others as they go through struggles, makes for a better world. Sometimes when you are in those dark places and you are feeling low, the way I get out of those is to sprinkle some fairy dust…

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Andrew Galvan of As We Arrive

“That will always be my favorite thing in life. Perspectives. There’s so much of them that I’ll never know. I don’t know if I’m right, I don’t know if I’m wrong, I just know there’s a lot of perspectives out there and I want to know about them. I think everything that life has presented…

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Alyssa Mopia of Coffee & Convos

Connection is so important and as humans we have this basic need for connection, and especially on social media. We have social media in the palm of our hands at all times and I wanted to be able to put out something that doesn’t pollute the negativity or pollute the space with things that don’t…

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Itzel Islas

I got started when I went to school for graphic design here in San Diego. When I graduated, I got a job at a t-shirt company. After that first job, I ended up at my current job at Mad Engine, an apparel company who does work for Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney. That’s how I…

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Nic Roc of The Roc Shop

I started my entrepreneur path doing freelance graphic design, working with small San Diego businesses, which eventually worked its way into invitation design for weddings and events. I am creeping up on year 10, but it was around year six, that I noticed myself wanting a bit more from my work because there was something…

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April Moralba of Crash Boom Designs

I grew up in Philly. My parents came from the Philippines and they are the very stereotypical Filipino parents with expectations of being good in high school, go to a good college, then become a doctor, then move to New Jersey and then have babies. When you’re in high school and forced to be good…

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Channin Fulton

I graduated in 2014 from Point Loma Nazarene University in Graphic Design and I was really interested in branding at the time. When I was a student, there was this one agency I wanted to work for. It was a smaller branding agency and I just felt like I wanted more intimacy in a place…

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Leah Kirpalani

I’ve gone for a fashion career my whole life, I remember even before Clueless was a thing, I made a press on dress machine where you can mix and match, I made it out of a shoe box kind of a like a diorama in school type of thing. And it’s much like the beginning…

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#UnfilteredSD Event Recap!

On June 4th, 2017, we hosted our first #Unfiltered event where we gathered to celebrate coffee, a special, clean fuel that energizes artists, musicians, and just about everybody. We tasted delicious coffee from local roasters and cafes, sampled some delicious paired treats, interacted with artists, enjoyed live music, and formed bonds with fellow coffee-lovers from…

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