67. Lindsay Tingstrom

Categories: 100 Creatives

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

Lindsay Tingstrom
Lindsay Tingstrom is a full-time freelance graphic designer. When her creative trio SeeSaw Designs parted ways last year, she created Acorn & Whale, where she continues to letterpress when she's not teaching design at ASU or fulfilling her constant need to travel.

Lindsay Tingstrom's design for Hard Goods, a furniture venture by Phoenix creative Brandon Gore.
I came to Phoenix with . . . my parents when I was 2 years old. I left for a few years but came back in 2003 for a design degree from ASU and a boy (now my husband).

I make art because . . . I don't know that, as a designer, I would say that I make art. To me, design is more about problem solving. If I come at it from the "artist" perspective, it gets to be too much about me.

I'm most productive when . . . I'm under a deadline, I've overcommitted myself, or late at night when a glass of wine is involved.

Lindsay Tingstrom's Acorn & Whale
My inspiration wall is full of . . . Lots of color and texture. Paint swatches, bits of paper and photos. Random things that I pick up that probably look like trash to a lot of people.

I've learned the most from . . . Struggling through a design problem. Asking questions and always being curious. The people I've worked with. The four majors, three schools and seven years it took to get my degree.

Good work should always . . . solve the problem and look great.

Lindsay Tingstrom's design for Hard Goods, a furniture venture by Phoenix creative Brandon Gore.
The Phoenix creative scene could use more . . . effort on the part of its citizens (hey, that's us!) to get out and do and see and experience what Phoenix has to offer.

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

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