Modern Makers

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

Modern Makers: Zeb Wahls

Posted: May 4, 2022
Category: Modern Makers
We spoke with artist Zeb Wahls, co-creator of The Woman Cards, about the project's genesis, her illustration practice, and her favorite #5WomenArtists.

Modern Makers: Laura Szumowski

Posted: April 6, 2022
Category: Modern Makers
We spoke with illustrator, letterer, and author Laura Szumowski about her work for The Found, creating for fun, and advice for aspiring illustrators.
A light-skinned woman leans against a desk, smiling happily at the camera. She has straight, light-brown hair worn long to her breasts, with straight-cut bangs worn high on her forehead. She wears a yellow dress with ruffled sleeves and both arms have various tattoos. Behind her are various prints and artworks, most prominently an illustration of a Native American Chief in a headdress, shown in profile.

Modern Makers: Alexandra Winbush

Posted: February 8, 2022
Category: Modern Makers
We spoke with Brittney Alexandra Winbush, founder of the candle and tea company Alexandra Winbush, about her commitment to wellness, self-care routines, and what’s next for the brand.
A dark-skinned woman with a short, straight pixie cut sits in a relaxed pose on a velvet mustard-colored couch. She wears a off-white jumpsuit and raises her left hand to rest on her cheek as she smiles slightly at the camera. The wall behind her is painted a blush-pink color and a wide-leaf large plant is situated to her right.

Modern Makers: Culture Flock

Posted: January 12, 2022
Category: Modern Makers
We spoke with Brittany Bilyeu and Summer Trottier, founders of Culture Flock, about creating colorful and inclusive apparel, goods, and accessories for people of every shape, size, color, gender, and...
Two light-skinned women stand behind the light-wood counter of a modern retail space. They wear light-blue tie-dyed T-shirts that say "Culture Flock" in bright pink cursive lettering. Both women have tattoos on each arm. They smile brightly. Behind them, "Culture Flock" is written in big, illustrated bubble letters on the wall against a light blue and pink geometric background. On the counter, a display of colorful keychains, pride flags, and colorful cards and pins are arranged.

Modern Makers: Pursuits

Posted: November 3, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
Toronto-based artist Vanassa Chan is a former interior designer who founded the jewelry brand Pursuits in 2014. She draws her inspirations from design, architecture, and fashion, creating micro-collections focused on...
A black-and-white photo shows the blurry portrait of a light-skinned woman of Asian descent looking off to the right. She wears her dark hair cropped close and short, wide-rimmed circular glasses, and a black V-neck shirt.

Modern Makers: A Tribe Called Queer

Posted: September 1, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
A Tribe Called Queer is a multidisciplinary brand that features a gender-neutral and size-inclusive clothing line. We spoke with founder Sabine Maxine Lopez about the brand’s genesis and more.
A medium-skinned woman stands in front of an industrial wall wearing a gold silk long sleeve dress with a deep V-neck, a black velour beret, and a cranberry red scarf wrapped loosely aroud her neck. With her right hand on her hip and her left brought up to the scarf, she smiles brightly, looking to the side.

Modern Makers: Stefanie Boyd–Berks

Posted: August 4, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
We spoke with Stefanie Boyd-Berks, graphic designer and fine artist, about the genesis of her “Women Artists” T-shirt, living a creative life in Providence, and more.
A light-skinned adult wears a white t-shirt that has a three by three array of nine illustrations featuring the iconic hair and accessories of famous women artists. Underneath each illustration is the artist’s name, and underneath the group are the words 'women artists.'

Modern Makers: Cactus Club

Posted: July 8, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
Get to know Cactus Club Paper Goods Founder Melinda Tracy Boyce, who spoke to us about her inspirations and how she restored her creativity during the pandemic.
A light-skinned woman sits in a circular rattan chair in front of a bright yellow wall. She wears sunglasses, a jean jacket, a light patterned dress that hits above the knee, and blue sneakers. She smiles off into the distance. Next to her is a tall tropical plant in a terra cotta pot.

Modern Makers: Bianca Negron

Posted: June 10, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
Bianca’s Design Shop features creative goods and accessories made by queer Latinx artist Bianca Negron. We spoke with Negron about the shop’s genesis, her hopes for a more inclusive future,...
A medium-skinned woman with her short, black hair worn in a pixie cut wears a black shirt with the phrase "Beyond Gender" written on the front surrounded by colorful squiggles. Behind her is a large Mac computer and a few graphic prints hung on the wall.

Modern Makers: Océanne

Posted: April 8, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
Océanne is a line of minimalist modern jewelry and apparel by French designer Anne Harrill. We spoke with Harrill about her mission and more.
A small, circular brass keychain pendant is engraved with the phrase "EMPOWERED WOMEN EMPOWER WOMEN" in all caps. It hands on the end of a leather tassel.