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Creators & Curators

Story by Matt Helbig July 16th, 2014

Dan McComaS: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GIVING

Creator of redditgifts, reddit’s gift exchange platform with over 280,000 participants in 160 countries. Created independently and later acquired by reddit, Dan is now a full-time employee of reddit Inc, where he continues to inspire and organize world record breaking levels of internet do-goodery.

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David Kadavy: THE NEW LITERACY OF DESIGN

David is the author of Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty, which debuted in the top 20 on Amazon‘s best-seller list. David is dedicated to breaking down the fundamentals of good design and making design literacy accessible to developers and entrepreneurs.

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SCOTT BERKUN: Saving your creative soul

Author of Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds. Scott brings actionable ideas to the table and breaks down how the creative process works.

JON SATROM: Creative Problem Creating

Jon is an artist who undermines interfaces, problematizes presets, and playfully bends data. He spends his days fixing things and making things work. He spends his evenings breaking things and searching for the unique blips inherent to the systems he explores and exploits.

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Elaine Chernov: CURATING CONSCIOUSLY:

Elaine is a freelance art director, graphic designer and illustrator. She’s a founding member of the all-female design collective Quite Strong, where she helps empower the female creative voice and engages the design community with events like Moxie Conference.

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George Aye: CREATING A PUBLIC DESIGN TEAM

George co-founded Greater Good Studio to increase the impact of his user-centered design practice. He remains wildly optimistic that we can solve the most entrenched problems of our time, together for the greater good. With the help of his wife Sara, their Designing Chicago project was awarded the TEDxCity2.0 Transportation Prize.

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Scott Schuman: The Sartorialist

Scott’s street-style blog, The Sartorialist, remains one of the most-read in the fashion world. In 2005 he began carrying a digital camera around on the streets of New York City, taking pictures of people who had dressed in a way that caught his eye, and then posting them to his blog.

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