100 Creatives

58: Angela Hardison

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives

Angela Hardison is a freelance graphic designer (previously of SeeSaw Designs), aspiring textile designer, and a photo stylist. As a brand new mom, she says her focus is currently shifting a bit as she learn the balance between being a creative and a mother.

She also runs Kin, a reunion shirt design company, and write a lifestyle blog where she shares glimpses of what she calls the beauty in her world.

I came to Phoenix with . . . A curious mind and a desire to learn. (I was born and mostly raised here.)

I make art because . . . It's in me. When I'm creative, I feel most like myself. And when I'm sharing that art with those around me, I'm fulfilled. I believe that everyone is born an artist in some form or another; some people forget that as they grow, but some of us (and I'm grateful to be one of them) can never let it go.

I'm most productive when . . . My desk is clean and I have good music playing.

My inspiration wall is full of . . . Vintage fabric and patterns, color swatches, old photos, and found typography.

I've learned the most from . . . Mentors who have believed in me, encouraged me, and taught me to create beauty everywhere I go.

Good work should always . . . Make you look twice and make you feel something.

The Phoenix creative scene could use more . . . Celebration and recognition.

The Creatives, so far ... (And while you're here, check out 100 Tastemakers on Chow Bella.)

100:Lara Plecas 99. Isaac Caruso 98. Brandon Gore 97. Kelsey Dake 96. Hector Ruiz 95. Caroline Battle 94: Jennifer Campbell 93. Jeff Chabot 92. Tiffiney Yazzie 91. Daniel Germani 90. Irma Sanchez 89. Daniel m. Davis 88. Kirstin Van Cleef 87. Emmett Potter 86. Sarah Hurwitz 85. Christine Cassano 84. Fred Tieken

83. Lindsay Kinkade 82. Ruben Galicia 81. Robert Uribe 80. Heidi Abrahamson 79. Josephine Davis 78. Travis Ladue 77. Taz Loomans 76. Mikey Jackson 75. Alex Empty 74. Joe Ray 73. Carol Roque 72. Daniel Funkhouser 71. Carla Chavarria 70. Hugo Medina 69. Cavin Costello 68. Claire Carter 67. Lindsay Tingstrom 66. Catherine Ruane 65. Christopher Crosby 64. Aaron Johnson 63. Brenda Eden 62. Colton Brock 61. Ernesto Moncada 60. Benjamin Phillips 59. Brad Armstrong Follow Jackalope Ranch on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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