My Cool Friends

Ideas don’t exist in a vacuum. Dig? In my experience, the best work comes from a pressure cooker of smart, talented, and imaginative people. A strong, independent, supportive creative community is extremely important to me. The people who know me know that I relentlessly try to inject my friends into as much of my stuff as I can. I wanted to use this page to showcase the work of my friends and peers.

In an effort to organize this page, I’ve arranged them into categories. However, as with most creative people, please note that the work and skills of nearly everyone on this list cannot be contained within a single categorical listing. Please click around!

 

Science

Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz

Astronomer, Musician, Activist, Artist

Dr. Brian Nord

Physicist, Photographer, Artist

Dr. Renée Hložek

Astrophysicist

Ashley Walker

Astrochemist


Art, Design, Illustration

Joe Deluca

Artist, Illustrator

Sky Cubacub

Revolutionary Fashion Designer

Rachel Perlman

Artist

imakethebuttons

Button Designer

Kate Lewis

Artist

Mattie Hamilton

Artist, Illustrator

Patrick Burnell

Artist, Illustrator

Kayla Lewis

Artist, Designer, Holographer

Dillon Arloff

Illustrator, Designer

Nic Campa

Artist, 2D & 3D Designer

Anna Gross

Illustrator

Sophagus

Artist, Fashion Designer, Musician

Natalee Miller

Artist, Illustrator

KD Creager

Artist, Painter

Evelyn Von Zuel

Artist, Astrologer

Liz Elston

Cartoonist, Illustrator

Jonathan Pool

Printmaker, Musician

Natali Wiseman

Artist, Designer

Harvey Agency

Brand Activation Agency

Miden Wood

Cartoonist

Rick Lynn

Designer

Sid Branca

Performer, Writer, Multimedia Artist


Photo, Video

Eman Mohammed

Visual Journalist

Geon Tillinghast

Photographer

Andrew Robert Morrison

Artist, Videographer, Musician

Rachel Winslow

Photographer

Arielle Thomas

Photographer

Michelle Longo

Prop Stylist

Juan Flavio Galindo


Writing, Production, Acting, Directing

Hannah Rebecca Gamble

Poet, Writer, Director, Producer

Rose Eveleth

Producer, Designer, Writer, Podcaster

Jen Larson

Writer, Artist, Cartoonist, Producer

Alex Grelle

Artist, Actor, Producer

Aeneas Sagar Hemphill

Writer, Actor, Playwright

Olivia Lilley

Playwright, Producer, Director


Zines

Yewon Kwon

Zinester, Illustrator, Writer

Billy McCall

Zinester

The Sick Muse

Chicago Art & Music Zine


Music

Meat Wave

Band

Nire Nah

Musician, Writer, Artist

Grammaw

Musician

Jacob Horn Trio

Band

Rahim Salaam

Artist, Musician, Podcaster

Bust!

Band

Thin Swimmer

Musician

Nicholas Papaleo

Musician, Audio Producer & Engineer

Devon Kay & the Solutions

Pocketed

Band

Daniel Good

Audio Engineer, Producer, Musician

DROOL

Band

The Cell Phones

Band


Podcasting

What About Chicago?

Chicago Art & Music Podcast

Flash Forward

Podcast About the Future

The Ghoul Gang

Ghost Podcast

Dagger Cast

Horror Podcast