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Can you believe we’re at the last interview of the year? I’m ending 2014 with a conversation with Ariana Farquharson.

Ariana splits her time between freelance design and her new company curativ, a digital media startup that feeds news stories regarding diversity and innovation in creative culture. We talked about her design background, as well as what made her take the plunge into entrepreneurship. Big thanks to Britt Davis for recommending Ariana!

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If there’s a phrase that I would use to describe graphic designer Britt Davis, it would be “hometown hero”. You can tell that Britt is all about giving back to the community that helped push her to success. On top of her work at UNC Charlotte, Britt also has her own creative agency and is pursuing her MFA at Savannah College of Art and Design. Whew!

We talked about her college years at North Carolina State University as well as her philosophy of community service through design. Thanks for a great interview Britt!

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Angela Shields

Angela Shields has made a name for herself in the Charlotte, NC area, having done design work for Harris Teeter, Wagner Murray Architects, and Wells Fargo. Angela works a lot with understanding the psychology behind the user experience, with a specific interest in design for mobile. Find out more about Angela’s work and her thoughts on design in this week’s interview!