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Meet Cali Brutz

Name: Cali Brutz Occupation: Owner/Partner of (once like a spark) Photography & Borrowing Magnolia Alma mater: University of Georgia Major: English Social Media: (once like a spark) Photography | Borrowing Magnolia | Personal Blog | Facebook | Twitter Fun Fact: I can do a very good impression of Louis Armstrong's "Hello Dolly". How long have you...

Meet Zack Hawkins and the coffee mug that changed everything

Name: Zack Hawkins Occupation: Front-end Developer at Mediacurrent Major: Graphic Design Social Media: Twitter How to get any coffee mug you want: [Prior to working at Mediacurrent] My friend, who already worked for Mediacurrent,  tweeted a photo of his new coffee mug. Jokingly, I replied via Tweet saying something along the lines...

Meet Matt D. Smith from Studio Mds

Name: Matt Smith Occupation: Graphic Designer Alma mater: University of Georgia Major: Graphic Design Social Media: Blog | Twitter | Dribbble | Instagram | GitHub | Facebook | LinkedIn Odd fact: I'm african-american. No seriously. My dad was born and raised in South Africa as a full-blooded South African citizen and moved to the states when he was 16. He...

Meet Laura Leidner

Name: Laura Leidner Occupation: Copywriter at Picobarn Hometown: Tifton, Georgia Alma mater: University of Georgia Major: English and Russian Social Media:  Twitter Fun Fact: When I was 16, I was the National Champion of Poultry Judging. How long have you been in Athens? What do you like about it? I've been in Athens since 2007. I came here to...

Meet Mattox Shuler

  Name: Mattox Shuler Occupation: Typeface Designer Alma mater: University of Georgia Major: Marketing Hometown: Columbus, GA Social Media:  Twitter | Dribble | MyFonts | Hold Fast Foundry What do you do? I sell fonts. I started out making free fonts. After awhile, one of them got some good traction (Moonshiner). From there, I decided to develop it into a...

Meet Michelle King

Name: Michelle King Occupation: Co-founder Noisy Ghost PR Alma mater: University of Georgia Major: Advertising Social Media: Soundcloud |  Twitter | YouTube | Facebook | Instagram | Spotify Upcoming news:  Visit Wuxtry downtown for Record Store day for Creepoid's release of Wet EP. How long have you been in Athens? About 8 years now. I graduated college and stayed in Athens. Tell us a little bit about your...

Meet Glenn Stovall

Name: Glenn Stovall Occupation: Founder and Web Development Consultant of Concordant Solutions. Team lead of  invitations for his May wedding. Social Media: Facebook | Concordant Solutions How long have you lived in Athens? On and off for about a decade. For a few years in D.C., I worked for a company...

Five Tips for Startup Marketing

This is a guest post by one of our mentors, Akhil Anumolu, about the importance of marketing for startups.  Follow Akhil here.  After recently resigning from my position at a startup, I decided to take a 2 week vacation and I felt helping startups would help...

Meet Tim Beynart from NBC Universal

Name: Tim Beynart Occupation: Team lead for video products development, Digital Products and Services, NBC Universal Alma mater: University of Texas in Austin Hometown: Atlanta Fun Fact: 30 Rock is accurate in their portrayal. (Exhibit 1A) Social Media:  Blog How long have you been in Athens?  I’ve been in and out of Athens since highschool. I...