Monday, August 3, 2009

Work in Progress Design Team Announcement

It is my absolute pleasure to announce the newest members to the WIP Design Team...

Please join me in welcoming...

Emily Spahn!!!
I've been a fan of Emily's work for years, and her extensive gallery is impressive. She has described her own style as fairly simple but fun, and very easy to recreate. Emily is a middle school music teacher and a new mom to 4 month old Mirielle. She and her husband just celebrated their 5th anniversary and live in Illinois. You can check out her blog here (email her for password info) and her resume/gallery here.

Michelle Lanning!!!
I have long admired Michelle's work for My Little Shoebox and Dream Street, and Noel Mignon. Michelle is not afraid of color, likes to use lots of layers and details in her work, and blends it all in the name of fun. Michelle and her family live in Orange County, CA (totally jealous). You can check out her rockin' gallery here and her blog here.
...and Shelly Brewer!!! Two summers ago, I recall being in a Karen Russell class in Columbus, Ohio where Shelly and I were both students. I was impressed because she not only knew about photography, but she actually followed along when most of us were lost. (I'm not sure you even know that either, Shelly!) I connected more dots when I saw her gallery over at SIS--and I've been a fan ever since. Her really unique and funky style is not only fresh, but also artistic in a way that is difficult to describe. She is about to embark on a magical journey to Ethiopia where she and her husband are about to adopt their first child. You can view her gallery here and her blog here.

I sincerely look forward to working with this lovely bunch of ladies, and want to thank each and every one of you who took the time and the energy to apply to be on our team. It means more than you know!! I am happy to announce that these ladies will be joining our current members--Colleen Vasconcellos, Jamie Pate, Tina Zarlenga, Laina Lamb and Janelle Richmond. Welcome aboard!!

I also wanted to list honorable mentions at this time, because their work is truly noteworthy, and you should check them out (click on their names to check out their blogs)...

(in no particular order)
Laura Achilles
Jennifer Stevens
Missy Brown
Debbi Tehrani
Pearl Liu
Ady Abreu
Lisa Woodhart
Jing-Jing Nickel
Sandy Peiffer
and...
Virginia Tillery

Enjoy your Monday!!

24 comments:

Katrina said...

congrats ladies! (esp my rockstar friend, Em!!)

Julie said...

congrats girls!

Laina Lamb said...

awesome picks!!! Can't wait to see their fab contributions.

Janelle said...

ant wait to work with you all!

BabyBokChoy said...

Congratulations to the new DT members, so fun to see the reveal :)

Debbi T said...

Congratulations ladies! What an awesome addition to your team!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

So excited for the new additions! Congrats!

Pearl said...

Awesome new DT additions ! Congratulations ,everyone !

LisaNRoxy said...

Woo Hoo - WIP makes an already aweseom team even better!! great picks Trish - I am excited to see the designs and inspiration from your new members!! Congratulations ladies!!!

Virginia said...

Thanks for the HM & congrats to the newest team members, especially Michelle! Woohoo! :)

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

CONGRATS ladies!!!! I look forward to seeing your fabulous work on the WIP site. Lots of talent going on around here! :-)

Jenn S said...

Congrats girls!! Can't wait to see what you create with these amazing kits!! SO glad to still be able to see Janelle's work!! :)

Laura Achilles said...

Congratulations to the team. Even though I didn't get chosen I appreciate the kind shout out.

em said...

Thanks to Trish! I am so excited to join this talented DT!! :)

Lori Gentile said...

Congrats!!! That is one heck of a great team! Special shout out to Emily!!! :)

Missy said...

Congrats ladies! and thanks for the HM....that so made my day..to be on a list with all of you.

jamie said...

wow Trish...great picks!!! looking forward to seeing these ladies creative efforts for WIP. congratulations ladies...welcome aboard!!!

Colleen said...

oh yay! congrats ladies!!!

Jana Eubank said...

CONGRATULATIONS, ladies!!! You will LOVE working with Trish! :) She is the best person ever! And YAY!!!! Michelle!!!!! You rock, my friend! ;)

kimosabescraps said...

oh yay!!!! congrats girls!!! Im so excited to see all your work!!

Kim

Ady said...

congrats ladies. Your work is awesome and can't wait to see those creative juices flowing.

shelly b said...

Thanks so much Trish!!! I am so excited to be part of the DT!

Julie said...

Congrats girls and a big congrats to Michelle.

Sandi said...

Congrats girls! AWESOME team! and Thanks Trish! You are TOO sweet! =)