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Melissa Chavez | Designers in Protest

Designers in Protest is a design-led collective encouraging civic engagement. Use our postcards to write your representatives and download our posters for rallies and protests. All profits are donated to Southern Poverty Law Center and Emily's List.

Melissa Chavez | Designers in Protest

K Sloan | Retro Soul Artist

Growing up I didn’t originally aim to work in the singing industry. Singing was something I did for fun. I had two big doubts before making singing a career. I was worried about people understanding my music and the message I was trying to get across. When I was first starting out, it was all solo gigs.

K Sloan | Retro Soul Artist

Ilana Armida | Pop/R&B Singer

I fell in love with performing at a young age. My parents always had me stand on tables and sing and dance in front of friends and family. I loved the way it felt to be "on stage" and make people Happy. My first show reaffirmed my decision to be a performer. 

Ilana Armida | Pop/R&B Singer

Michelle Miears | MIEARS

As I was browsing around Guitar Center, scoping out the Novation Launchpad Pro, a male sales associate swaggered toward me with a grin. “How’s everything going?” he asked. “I’m doing well, thanks, just kind of browsing right now”. His presence lingered briefly while I read the back of the box and decided not to engage in any further pleasantries. I was in a hurry and wanted to check out the price and compare two of the models.

Michelle Miears | MIEARS

Emily Whitehurst | Survival Guide

I have changed SO much as a performer over the years. I started out singing in a punk band, not responsible for anything but my own microphone and my voice. Then I played in an electro-pop band and added keyboards. Now, in Survival Guide, I have to be practiced enough and have enough trust in myself to be able to do it all!

Emily Whitehurst | Survival Guide

Bianca Monica | Singer-Songwriter

It’ll be one year in January since I quit my nine-to-five job to start a social media and digital marketing company and simultaneously run full speed ahead with my music. I just recently gained a business partner, released a new single after taking a two-year hiatus and am planning to head back into the studio in a few months.

Bianca Monica | Singer-Songwriter

JoLivi | Singer-Songwriter

I was blessed with this beautiful gift from my darling grandfather on my mother's side! He was an angel and when he sang the room would go quiet. I sang always when I was little and then went on to do musical after musical and while winning singing competitions. I didn't go to college for it but I knew that it was going to be the path I’d continue on.

JoLivi | Singer-Songwriter

Katie Nehra | Actress, Writer & Designer

Katie Nehra is what LFC (and pretty much anyone else) would describe as a triple threat - between acting, writing, and designing, it seems as though Nehra does it all. You can catch her playing the right hand woman to another equally headstrong and talented woman in a pseudo-love story about a hitman, but you can also catch her co-writing scripts, and when she's not doing that, she's building a fashion empire. Read below to learn a little more about this entrefemmeur who's taking the art world by storm.

Katie Nehra | Actress, Writer & Designer

Sofia Salazar | Textile Designer

Hi LFC! I'm Sofia and I'm a textile designer, I'm Argentinian, I live in the UK, and I'm now my own boss. Both of my parents are artists and they've always worked on their own. I grew up surrounded by people that 'made things' for a living. Whether it was clothing, accessories, tapestries or even houses, they were building, they were creating - and that really had an impact on my whole perception of life and family and career.

Sofia Salazar | Textile Designer

Beth Spencer | Web Designer & Beth Spencer Design

Do some recreational doodling, take a walk to think about ideas for new work, meet a friend for lunch and ask what they think of your work and ideas. Post everything on social media and don't take feedback personal. You have to create a lot of bad material before you get to the good stuff, but that's a part of the ride.

Beth Spencer | Web Designer & Beth Spencer Design

Sarah Gibson Tuttle | Olive & June

Sarah Gibson Tuttle is the founder of LA-based nail salon Olive & June. Originally from New York, Sarah left Wall Street for sunny LA, where she opened the nail salon of all nail salons. Styled around the idea that there needed to be a middle ground for getting your nails done without having to shell out hundreds or worry about if the tools were being cleaned properly, Olive & June is the nail salon that knows just how you like your nails done with an extra touch of pampering.

Sarah Gibson Tuttle | Olive & June