11: Derek A. Welte

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11: Derek A. Welte

Derek A. Welte is half man, half machine, er, he owns HalfmanHalfmachine, which is a web, film, design and creative content company entering its tenth year of project making. Welte's background is in art and film.

"Everything has a narrative from a website to a start-up company," Welte writes. "Finding the best path and method to communicate that story is what keeps me motivated from project to project."

Read more about Welte and his projects after the jump ...

1. List five things on your inspiration wall: - Industrial design -- specifically, Dieter Rams - 1950-1960s era instructional books - Apollo mission imagery - Jack Kirby's 'the hunger dogs' - Storyboards and concept art from several Stanley Kubrick movies

2. What was your last big project? Well, it's not finished yet, but the ModifiedxPhoenix documentary series that deals with the perception of Phoenix, the art/music venue Modified and the impact of art and creativity on on the development of youth and community among other things.

3. What's your next big project? I'm excited to be starting work on the new website for the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art this month.

4. Why do you do what you do? I've always been interested in how a story is constructed. That's the basis for the work I do across different mediums. My hope is to find the best way to tell a story and learn to do so better and more uniquely.

5. What's something you want phoenix to know about you? (and if you're game, what's something you don't want phoenix to know about you?) Know about me -- I want them to know I'm thankful for their support over the last 10 years. Not Know -- Scorpions freak me out.

The Creatives, so far:

100. Fausto Fernandez
99. Brian Boner
98. Carol Panaro-Smith

97. Jane Reddin

96. Adam Dumper
95. Mayme Kratz
94. Daniel Tantalean
93. Yuri Artibise
92. Lisa Starry
91. Paul Hoeprich
90. Betsy Schneider
89. Mary Shindell
88: Gabriel Utasi
87: Tiffany Egbert
86. Angela Cazel Jahn
85. Dayvid LeMmon
84. Beatrice Moore
83. Michelle J. Martinez
82. Carrie Bloomston
81. Paul Porter
80. Rachel Bess
79. Karolina Sussland
78. Aaron Abbott
77. Mary Lucking
76. Erin Sotak
75. Greg Esser
74. Matthew Mosher
73. Mark Klett
72. Tony Carrillo
71. Paul Morris
70. Joe Pagac
69. Alison King
68. JJ Horner
67. Kim Porter
66. Marco Rosichelli
65. Heather Hales
64. Amy Lamp
63. Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker
62. Lindy Drew
61. Robbie Pfeffer
60. Neil Borowicz
59. Lynn Fisher
58. Tanner Woodford
57. David Tinapple
56. Casebeer
55. Tom Leveen
54. Patti Parsons

53. Tedd McDonah

52. Mike Maas
51. Chris Todd
50. Monica Aissa Martinez
49. Stefan Shepherd

48. Jenny Poon
47. Matt Moore
46. Andrea Hanley
45. Julie Hampton
44. Ted Decker
43. Saskia Jorda
42. Michael Bergfalk
41. Scott Baxter

40. Carrie Marill
39. Kobina Banning
38. Suzanne Falk
37. Jon Haddock
36. Kade Twist
35. Cindy Dach
34. John Wagner
33. Roy Wasson Valle
32. Sue Chenoweth
31. Patricia Colleen Murphy

30. David Quan
29. Lesli Yazzie
28. Nathan Feller
27. Cassandra Coblentz

26. Matt Dickson
25. Tara Logsdon

24. Gennaro Garcia
23. Tiphanie Brooke

22. Dan Semenchuk

21. James Angel
20. Tessa Windt19. Mitch Fry18. Miro Chun17. Randy Slack16. Abbey Messmer15. Jessica Jordan14. Brent Bond13. Peter Shikany12. Carolyn Lavender

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