“In creative work — creative work of all kinds — those who are the world’s working artists are not trying to help the world go around, but forward. Which is something altogether different from the ordinary. Such work does not refute the ordinary. It is, simply, something else. Its labor requires a different outlook--a different set of priorities. Certainly there is within each of us a self that is neither a child, nor a servant of the hours. It is a third self, occasional in some of us, tyrant in others. This self is out of love with the ordinary; it is out of love with time. It has a hunger for eternity.

Intellectual work sometimes, spiritual work certainly, artistic work always — these are forces that fall within its grasp, forces that must travel beyond the realm of the hour and the restraint of the habit. Nor can the actual work be well separated from the entire life. Like the knights of the middle ages, there is little the creatively inclined person can do but to prepare himself, body and spirit, for the labor to come — for his adventures are all unknown. In truth, the work itself is the adventure. And no artist could go about this work, or would want to, with less than extraordinary energy and concentration. The extraordinary is what art is about.”

— Mary Oliver

Our Future Agency

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Zoe Mendelson

Content Strategist

David Hernandez

Zoe Mendelson is campaigning for a more chiller world. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Urbanism. Her writing has appeared in Fast Company, UntappedCities, Nerve.com, Huffington Post, Yahoo Travel, and the LA Times. Her projects have been featured on the New York Magazine Approval Matrix, the Today Show, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, PBS, Digg, Fast Company, and mentioned in the New Yorker.

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David Hernandez

Graphic Designer

Michael Yap

David Hernandez is an artist and educator based in Chicago. He received his B.A. from Brown University in 2011. Among his projects and collaborators have been YouTube Education, the National Museum of Mexican Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, HIVE Chicago Learning Network, and Hyde Park Art Center. David Hernandez likes to create dope, sustainable projects with passionate people.

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Michael Yap

UX & UI Designer

Joseph Thomas

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Web Engineer

Zoe Mendelson

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