The Great Discontent

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Brianna Wettlaufer on The Great Discontent (TGD)

<b>You can’t be everything to everyone. You have to find your people and create meaning for them.</b> Yes, and even as you scale, you have to find ways to …

Omar J. Dorsey on The Great Discontent (TGD)

“If I’m ever satisfied, that’s when I stop growing. I’m not where I want to be as an artist or as a man. There is always room to grow.”<p><b>At this point</b> …

Craig Winslow on The Great Discontent (TGD)

<i>This digital feature is in partnership with our friends at Adobe to highlight the Adobe Creative Residency, a program that empowers talented</i> …

Reggie Watts on The Great Discontent (TGD)

“Art motivates people and makes them aware of things on an emotional level. It’s a form of energy. It’s fuel. It can be good for escapism, but it can …

Planned Parenthood

Nick Onken on The Great Discontent (TGD)

<b>That’s affirming to have someone who’s doing it for a living tell you that you’re good at it.</b> Definitely. That’s when I made the jump. I went to …

San Diego

Ron Finley on The Great Discontent (TGD)

“Stop depending on somebody. It’s <i>your</i> art piece. What do you want people to see? How do you want to inspire them?…There are no rules. Does someone …

Recruitment

Sara Dietschy on The Great Discontent (TGD)

“…I was 21 years old and I was already living for my plan B. That terrified me…It became so clear that I was setting myself up for this future that I …

Social Media

Will Bryant on The Great Discontent (TGD)

<b>Let’s talk about your move back to Austin from Portland. Was that recent?</b> We left Portland in November 2015 and were with family over the holidays …

Krista Tippett on The Great Discontent (TGD)

What I also want to say to your question is that I worry because I think people kind of romanticize my job. I am <i>very</i> fortunate to have this work and …

20th Century

Grotesk on The Great Discontent (TGD)

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> The unabridged version of this interview appears in Issue 4 of our print magazine. To enjoy the full feature and more photographs, …

Jean Jullien on The Great Discontent (TGD)

“Graphic design showed me that there is a whole different aspect to image-making outside of entertainment or gallery shows. There is a certain …

Jonpaul Douglass on The Great Discontent (TGD)

<b>Tell me about your path into photography.</b> I’ve been doing photography for about 11 years, but I’ve gone through a lot of different creative phases to …

Florida

Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton on The Great Discontent (TGD)

<b>Was there an “Aha!” moment when you realized that you actually could do something creative for a living?</b><p>Caroline: For me, it was when I became a …

San Francisco

Jonathan Levine on The Great Discontent (TGD)

<b>Tell me about your path to becoming an entrepreneur.</b> I was an entrepreneur as a kid. I started small businesses all throughout elementary and high …

Ariana DeBose on The Great Discontent (TGD)

<b>How would you describe that song?</b> That’s the moment in the show when Aaron Burr realizes that there is more to politics than he thought. He realizes …

Thomas Jefferson

Gavin Strange on The Great Discontent (TGD)

<b>That’s great. When you were considering whether to go to university or not, did you feel pressured by friends or family to believe that getting a</b> …

Tuesday Bassen on The Great Discontent (TGD)

<b>Do you think being in Nebraska lifted the pressure of worrying about money? And I don’t know about you, but when I go home to visit family, it’s a</b> …

Steven Harrington on The Great Discontent (TGD)

“You have to invest so much of yourself into your work that if you get caught up in questioning yourself too much, then that imaginative, creative …

Santa Monica

Jenn Rogien

NYC-based costume designer, Jenn Rogien, on paying her dues during her early days as a production assistant, the cover letter that landed her a …

Saks Fifth Avenue

Helen Rice and Josh Nissenboim

South Carolina-based creative directors, Helen Rice & Josh Nissenboim, discuss the scrappy beginnings of their creative agency, Fuzzco, how they’ve …

San Francisco

Rob Giampietro

Designer and writer, Rob Giampietro, discusses what led him to become Creative Lead at Google Design NY, how teaching influences his creative work …

Photographers

Meredith Jenks

New York-based commercial photographer, Meredith Jenks, on her path into image-making, practical advice for aspiring photographers, and staying true …

Student Finance

Ashley C. Ford

NYC-based writer, Ashley C. Ford, on the moment she decided to build the life she’d always wanted, the power of talking about difficult life …

Women of Color

Kay Wang

Marketing executive turned jewelry designer, Kay Wang, opens up about leaving her former career to pursue a new path, the meaning behind her line’s …

Minimalism

Molly Crabapple’s Drawing Blood

NYC-based artist and writer, Molly Crabapple, opens up about what sparked her decision to write her memoir, <i>Drawing Blood</i>, her biggest challenge …

Books

Adam R Garcia on The Great Discontent (TGD)

“It’s a fucking <i>process</i>: you keep going and work through it. You leave, take a breath, go for a walk, do some jumping jacks, masturbate—whatever you …

Mary Kate McDevitt

Philly-based illustrator and letterer, Mary Kate McDevitt, on the challenges and rewards of freelance life, the power of personal projects, and …

Freelancing

Open Mike Eagle

LA-based rapper and alternative hip-hop artist, Open Mike Eagle, describes getting involved with the eminent hip-hop collective, Project Blowed, …

Rap & Hip-Hop