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CYOP #111 - Making Authentic Connections with Designer + Letterer Christine Herrin

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CYOP #111 - Making Authentic Connections with Designer + Letterer Christine Herrin

Christine Herrin // Photo by:  Sarah Deragon

Christine Herrin // Photo by: Sarah Deragon


I'm back today with another three-part series and this time I’m talking with graphic designer, hand letterer, and product designer Christine Herrin. You may also know her from her recent stint as an Adobe Creative Resident where she launched her shop, Everyday Explorers Co.

In the interview, we talk at length about memory-keeping and why she feels that capturing bits of life is so important. She also opens up about her decision to move from Manila to San Francisco to go to grad school, why she decided not to finish her advanced degree, and she offers some really great advice about putting yourself in the way of cool people and projects.

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“Believe in the power of connections.” - Christine Herrin, Designer + Letterer // Art by  Melanie Biehle

“Believe in the power of connections.” - Christine Herrin, Designer + Letterer // Art by Melanie Biehle


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CYOP #71 - A Behind the Scenes Look at Product Development with Home Goods Designer Melanie Abrantes

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CYOP #71 - A Behind the Scenes Look at Product Development with Home Goods Designer Melanie Abrantes

CYOP #71 - A Behind the Scenes Look at Product Development with Home Goods Designer Melanie Abrantes // creatingyourownpath.com

Melanie Abrantes, home goods designer // Photo: Sarah Shreves

Today's episode brings me to the Oakland studio of woodworker and designer, Melanie Abrantes. Melanie has built a career around making and designing beautiful home goods out of different types of wood and cork.

In the interview she talks about her transition from studying product design in school to landing graphic design jobs after graduation and, eventually, finding her way back to product design with her current work. We also go into her connection to her materials, why focus is such a crucial part of her work and how she comes up with her various products.

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"Getting up, putting the effort in and really working hard." Melanie Abrantes, home goods designer // creatingyourownpath.com

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