100 Creatives

22. Dan Semenchuk

22. Dan Semenchuk

Dan Semenchuk was born in Germany, lived his early years in New Jersey, spent his formative years in Monte Carlo, Monaco, experienced the '70s in Denver, and settled in Phoenix in 1980.

He started drawing when he was eight, inspired by his father who had drawn cartoon figures on the white-tiled kitchen walls of their Monte Carlo apartment. He started taking pictures in his early 20s, inspired by his Brooks Institute-graduate uncle who was making 16mm movies at the time.

He started Creative Connect in 2003 as a way of connecting creative people in the Phoenix area. Today it exists to connect, support, promote and educate the creative community.

Read more about Dan Semenchuk and Creative Connect after the jump ...

1. List five things on your Inspiration Wall (real or imagined).

I'm actually inspired by people.
1. People who are not normal
2. People who like change
3. People who are willing to change
4. People who won't let themselves become comfortable
5. People who are using their talents to create community

2. What was your last big project?

It's ongoing. I'm helping people who have lived in Phoenix -- and who have moved away -- start Creative Connect in their respective cities.

3. What's your next big project?

Starting Creative Connect on campus at Arizona State University, as well as a mentoring program for some of the ASU students.

4. Why do you do what you do?
I'm an extroverted creative. I like creating connections, and being part of building vibrant communities.

5. What's something you want Phoenix to know about you?
I plan on dying here.

(And, if you're game, what's something you really don't want Phoenix to know about you?)

There isn't anything that I don't want Phoenix to know about me. Really. Connect with me Phoenix, and I'll tell you everything you want to know...

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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

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