Mike Spakowski – Founder of Atomicdust

Mike Spakowski - Founder of Atomicdust

The secret to making ideas come to life is having the discipline to do it. Discipline is the hardest part. More than 14 years after founding Atomicdust, a marketing and design agency, Mike Spakowski is actively involved in day-to-day brand strategy, art direction, and studio management. Since 2001, Atomicdust has helped clients in the healthcare, […]

Ania Rodriguez – CEO of Key Lime Interactive

Ania Rodriguez - CEO of Key Lime Interactive

Business leaders should always be at least two steps ahead of clients. They hire you because they trust you. Anticipate their needs, and think critically. Ania Rodriguez has advised Fortune 1000 companies around the world on the topics of user interface design, product design, and user research for nearly two decades. Her company, Key Lime […]

Laura Foley – Founder of Laura M. Foley Design


I would take business courses before starting freelancing so that I would be able to negotiate more effectively and create solid proposals and contracts. As the Cheater of Death by PowerPoint, Laura Foley provides training and presentation design services to help people communicate their ideas and be better presenters. She has worked with Procter & […]

14 Trends That Excite Designers at the HOW Conference

Entrepreneurs: Trends that excite you

Attending the HOW Conference in Chicago has allowed IdeaMensch to meet and interview a wide range of designers, developers, and entrepreneurs. Including in-house designers, freelance designers, CEO’s of top brands in the industry, and everything in between. Below see what trends are making them tick, dream, move and shake. • Anna Sher: Moving Photography. • Anna Johnson: Periscope, a live […]

Heidi Carneau and Adèle Taylor – Co-founders of Heidi and Adèle

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  Our motto is: Happiness is the greatest measure of success. Heidi and Adèle is a new handbag and accessories brand started by childhood friends Heidi Carneau and Adèle Taylor. Their designs; inspired both by their Franco-British upbringing and their love of the unique are a combination of Parisian elegance and flirty London exuberance. Passionate […]