58: Angela Hardison

Categories: Creatives 2012

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

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Angela Hardison
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.

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Angela Hardison
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.

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

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Angela Hardison
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

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Angela Hardison
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

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