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How an Email Newsletter Launched a Designer’s Career

A few years ago, designer and illustrator Maria Fabrizio was struggling to find her purpose. She’d always been artistic and had earned a BFA at the University of South Carolina and an MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University, then started her own studio. But she was feeling stuck. Then the pope resigned and everything changed. “I …

Sidebar Fills a Design Void With Sharing

Sacha Grief had a problem. "Whenever I wrote tech-oriented blog posts, I would post them to Hacker News to generate traffic and discussion," the French designer—who currently lives in Japan—tells MailChimp. "On the other hand, the design related content didn’t really have a place on its own apart from Twitter." Born out of his frustration was …

How Laura Olin’s Emails Got Her Freelance Work and a Book Deal

Last September, when writer and digital strategist Laura Olin started a TinyLetter called Everything Changes, she had modest expectations. “I thought my friends would subscribe and it might top out at 100 readers,” she says. “I would have been happy with that.” But since then, the newsletter—the theme of which is that its theme is …

How Email Helps The Detroit Bus Company Deliver Joy

Could email help one of America’s great cities get back on its feet? That might sound crazy—until you hear what Andy Didorosi is up to with The Detroit Bus Company. So far, the 21st century has not been too kind to Detroit. The city’s already-declining population was decimated by the 2008 financial crisis, leading to widespread …