Danielle Bellert is a Seattle-based Graphic Designer and Letterpress Printer. She spent 7 years working as a Graphic Designer at Nordstrom's corporate headquarters before following her passion and establishing her own full-service design and letterpress studio.
Founded in 2006, BDR-studio grew from a few custom stationery orders here-and-there, into what is now a full-service studio specializing in branding, typography, illustration, hand-lettering, prints, patterns, custom stationery and wedding invitations.
Jess Chamberlain is a freelance design & lifestyle
writer/editor/curator specializing in eco-friendly innovations, artisanal
products, West Coast makers, and people living in unconventional
environments. Fascinated by human nature, Jess is always on the hunt for people
with unique and inspiring stories, believing strongly in the power of
reporting and the responsibility of journalists to inspire
smarter, healthier, low-impact living. Obsessed with reinvented materials, the
sharing economy, and locavore everything, Jess is most passionate
about making the connection between environmental choices and personal health.
She also likes to pretend she's a photographer.
Jess is a contributing editor for Sunset
magazine. Her work has also appeared in San Francisco magazine, Anthology
magazine, and Lonny. She has been a guest curator for
Design*Sponge, Etsy, Airbnb, and The Beholder. Her stories
have also been featured in The Huffington Post, The San
Francisco Chronicle, Apartment Therapy, YahooShine, and USA Today. One
piece Jess is particularly proud of is her 2011 article for Sunset entitled
"The Zero-Waste Home," which garnered more reader feedback
than any single story in the history of the publication and sparked a national
dialogue about consumerism in America. She has been a featured
speaker at conferences like Altitude Design Summit and has appeared
on national broadcast programs, most notably The Today Show.
Often on the road, Jess loves exploring
cities/neighborhoods/spaces/wilderness, always hunting down expertly curated
independent design shops and boutique hotels as well as discovering the next
local tastemaker and the best nano coffee-bean roastery (her drug of choice).
She relishes being in remote destinations that are out of cell phone range (and
sometimes just pretends it is). Due to her often out-of-the-office schedule,
Jess has become an accidental travel writer and considers herself addicted to
Erin is currently serving as co-founder and President of The Seattle Design Foundation with an eye toward community engagement and education. Erin originally found personal reward in this field when she created The Adventure Store in 2010, a retail extension of the event planning brand, with the aim of providing a platform for local designers to showcase their work. She sits on the board of Maureen Whiting Dance Company and freelances as a literary editor under Elemeno Press, LLC. Erin was born and raised in Seattle, where she now lives, and dreams often of ceramic arts.
Ann DeOtte Kaufman
Ann DeOtte Kaufman is the owner ofIva Jean and afreelance marketing enthusiast in Seattle, WA. A bit of a Swiss Army Knife - entrepreneur, marketing professional, designer, bike rider, and sun seeker - she approaches each opportunity with a broad perspective.
Ann started Iva Jean to inspire women to get on a bike and ride with the style and confidence they bring to every other aspect of their lives, whether commuting to work or cruising around town. Ann pulls inspiration from the urban landscape and her personal experiences biking to build a collection of fashionable and functional women’s bike clothing. All garments are produced in Seattle, WA, to support fair labor, the local economy and a thriving community of design and manufacturing in the Pacific Northwest.
As a freelance marketing and creative professional, Ann is dedicated to providing fashion and design clients with the vision, insight and resources to tell their story and engage consumers. Working with passionate clients, I bring their goals and aspirations to life through marketing research, analysis, strategy, planning and implementation.
Ann and her work have been featured in Huffington Post, Fast Company, PSFK, Daily Candy, Elle Finland, Sunset, Seattle Met, Trend Hunter and Cup of Jo.
Cassandra LaValle is the Founder and Creative Director of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.
My mark as a creative is built up of all the experiences I've had, all the places I've seen, all the people I've met and I carry that with me everywhere I go. When I started Brian Paquette Interiors a little over four years ago, I wanted to challenge the normal aesthetic associated with an interiors firm, what we did, who our clients were and where our ideas came from. I have had the absolute blessing to work on very traditional home settings that echo my upbringing on the east coast to very minimal spaces that bring to mind a more modern, sparse or time worn look. Walking into a space and feeling a connection on a deeper level than just surface comfort or visual pleasure. Seeing a shade of blue that reminded my what the beach looked like in early spring in Newport, a fabric on a sofa that looked like something my blazer in prep school would be made of, or just the lighting that brought me back to waking up in a yurt on the Oregon coast. This is what moves me as a designer, this is what I wake up for.
Dorothée Brand is one half of the bi-coastal photographer duo that is Belathée Photography. Since 2003 Dorothée and Annabel Braithwaite (her New York based counterpart) have specialized in boutique wedding photography, receiving continued praise for their very personal and creative style that is as modern as it is timeless. Whether shooting together or separately, at events large or small, Dorothée and Annabel create their signature and unique Belathée look (think Anthropologie meets Kate Spade). A unique balance of fine art, photojournalism and portraiture, their work has been published in Martha Stewart Weddings, Real Simple, PDN, Brides, Instyle Weddings, and Town & Country, among other publications. Beyond the big day, their interior and lifestyle photography has been featured on Rue, Coco & Kelley, and Remodelista. Originally from Germany and Oregon, they now call Seattle and New York City home.
Debra Prinzing is a Seattle-and Los Angeles-based outdoor living expert who writes and lectures on gardens and home design. She has a background in textiles, journalism, landscape design and horticulture. A frequent speaker for botanical garden, horticultural society and flower show audiences, Debra is also a regular radio and television guest. She is the author of Slow Flowers (St. Lynn’s Press, 2013); The 50 Mile Bouquet: Local, Seasonal and Sustainable Flowers (St. Lynn’s Press, April 2012); Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways (Clarkson-Potter/Random House, 2008), a Garden Writers Association Gold Award book, and The Abundant Garden (2005). Debra is a contributing garden editor for Better Homes & Gardens and her feature stories on architecture and design appear regularly in the Los Angeles Times’ Home section. She writes for top shelter and consumer publications, including Country Gardens, Sunset, Garden Design, Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Cottages & Bungalows, Metropolitan Home, Landscape Architecture, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Old House Interiors, GRAY and Romantic Homes, among others. She is the founder of SLOWFLOWERS.com, a new, free online directory to help consumers find florists who source and design with American-grown flowers.
Caitlin Braam is a freelance public relations and marketing consultant, specializing in food, beverage and hospitality. Taking a bit of a non-traditional route, Caitlin began her career as a broadcast journalist in the bustling television newsrooms of the Midwest. Never camera shy, Caitlin delivered daily reports on everything from renewable energy and freak snowstorms to the latest holiday shopping trends and travel deals. Choosing to move on to a career in public relations, Caitlin’s desire for the latest and greatest, superb writing skills and insider knowledge of the media industry made the transition an easy one. It didn't hurt that she moved to Seattle and quickly fell in love with the food, the drinks and the culture.
Caitlin — who enjoys working with clients with whom she shares a passion — has planned and managed public relations campaigns for a variety of food, beverage and hospitality clients including Two Beers Brewing, Seattle Cider Company, Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails, Trophy Cupcakes & Party, Churchkey Can Co. and more. With a knack for telling clients’ stories from a fresh angle, she is devoted to understanding the details from top to bottom and isn't afraid to ask questions. In addition to media relations, Caitlin has honed her skills through strategic event planning, managing and executing everything from restaurant openings and anniversary parties to seasonal beer releases and media dinners. In her free time, she can be found wine tasting in eastern Washington, checking the latest Seattle brewery or hiking with her husband, Jon, and their Rhodesian Ridgeback, Emma.
Sara Adrienne Knowles is a Seattle based interior designer, stylist and treasure hunter. Her style is fresh and colorful, and heavily inspired by the natural world and her upbringing in Alaska. Prior to launching her design business she worked as a buyer for a vintage furniture store, bidding at auctions and combing estate sales for one-of-a-kind treasures. She enjoys combining these vintage finds with new pieces to create intimate, personal spaces and gatherings.