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Cheryl Heller is a communication designer, writer and creative business strategist who has helped multi-national corporations, start ups and non-profit organizations grow. She has been profiled through articles in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, Graphis, and Communication Arts, is the recipient of countless awards from national and international creative competitions... Read More t

From day one Ben Margolis, founder of West Coast Kix, set out to empower their customers to embrace their own individuality and, more importantly, to accept and encourage others around them to express themselves. #niceiscool was born out of the concept that promotion of individuality is only necessary in a world stifled by a mob mentality. As tolerance increases, self-expression is an automatic byproduct, and in turn creativity and innovation flourish... Read More t

Brian Andreas is the creative architect and founder of tumblecloud.com, a creative collaborative web platform. He’s also the artist and writer behind StoryPeople, a series of prints, calendars, and cards featuring abstract “people” in mid-conversation: Most people don’t realize, one reads, that there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don’t get too comfortable and fall asleep and miss your life. His work reclaims and cultivates the imagination, play, and wonder we all knew as children. “I think of it as pointing people back to the place where we remember our truest selves.”.. Read More t