“Creative Pros to Follow” is Pariah Burke’s series highlighting amazing creative professionals—graphic designers, photographers, typographers, fashion designers, illustrators, and more—to follow and connect with on social media and creative sharing services.
February is a month of many celebrations. It contains, of course, that most famous holiday, identified by a cherub armed with amorous arrows, but February is host to much more than merely St. Valentine’s Day (and my wedding anniversary). In the United States and Canada February is Black History Month, while in the United Kingdom it’s LGBT History Month. Avian aficionados observe National Bird-Feeding Month in February, too—though how many birds will brave the cold this year to be fed I can’t say. Within this short month are even more day-specific observances such as World Marriage Day (the second Sunday), President’s Day in the U.S. (the third Monday), and the U.S.’s and Canada’s Groundhog Day (the 2nd).
Recognized by the United Nations, February 21st is International Mother Language Day, a celebration of linguistics. It’s this particular holiday that caught my eye. Being a born American, my first language is English (and wicked ahhsome Bostonian English); I also speak some French, Spanish, and Japanese. As a designer, however, I have to say that my true mother language is typography. I fluently communicate in glyphs, ligatures, and kerning, and I do so in a full range of dialects from Aachen to Zebrawood.
If you speak the same language, join me in celebrating International Mother Language Day on February 21st by following these amazing typography boards and typophiles on Pinterest.
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Bio: Graphic designer, SLUG Magazine writer & volunteer on air host for KRCL 90.9 FM in SLC
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bio: I’m a seriously good copy and paster. Front-end dev for @envylabs and @codeschool, lover of all things web design/dev related and founder of
Location: Karlskrona, Sweden
Bio: Graphic designer and founder of From up North, a design blog focusing on inspiring and promoting fellow creatives all over the world.
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bio: Hi. My name is Thea. I am an Art Director and Designer based in NYC. I use my Pinterest boards as a source of personal and professional inspiration and as a way of cataloging images I love.
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Bio: Design Typography Illustrations
Location: Washington, D.C.
Bio: Inspirationfeed provides useful information about design, inspiration, resources, and other web related topics.
Bio: Loving beautiful little things in life.
Location: Portland, OR
Bio: Artist/hermit blog.juliannaswaney.com
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Bio: Colombian architect an designer www.magneticastudio.com
Location: Mesa, AZ
Bio: I’m a graphic designer & partner @resoundcreative (a creative agency). I love Jesus Christ, my wife, pasta, craft beer, & doodling. I hate not thinking. I write really long emails.
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Bio: Design strategist at Forty. Moonlight under Blaker Design. Married to a developer. AIGA Arizona board member. Quipsologies contributor. Also known to be bubbly.
Location: Boston, MA
Bio: PERSONAL: A well-dressed design, typography, Star Wars, super heroes, and grammar geek, a fan of technology. BUSINESS: Empowering and Informing Creative Professionals™ Digital Publishing, EPUB, ID, Ai
Location: Richland, WA
Bio: Senior User Experience Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Interested in interaction, typography, illustration, product design, animation, technology forecasting & vision
Bio: I am freelance web designer and developer with a passion for interaction design. I love communication, creativity, technology and everything in between.
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Bio: GUIDE & EMPOWER women entrepreneurs through the branding & logo process. Brainstormer | Designer | Mother
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