A Halloween Proust for Proprietors: Matthew Carpenter and Max Andrew Dubinsky of The MAD Fictioncast

A special Halloween Proust for Proprietors featuring Matthew Carpenter and Max Andrew Dubinsky, creators of The MAD Fictioncast. It's a podcast that tells stories filled with magic, monsters, and mayhem, written by a variety of authors, and narrates them to an original soundtrack for an otherworldly, one-of-a-king podcast experience. 

 

 

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Liz Grant, Liz Designs Things

This month's Proust for Proprietors features a friend, a mother, and an incredibly talented graphic designer with an incomparable eye for beauty. Liz Grant is a creative spirit and all-around wonderful human being that truly inspires me. We've worked together on the brand identity of a number of shared clients, and there's no one I'm more excited to pass along a creative brief to. Her design is thoughtful, elegant, clean, and unexpected. She also manages to understand and execute on what might be the most challenging design concept: the beauty and effectiveness of simplicity.

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Maiya Holliday, Mangrove Web Development

Maiya Holliday is the founder of Mangrove Web Development, a global team leader, a developer and coder, a mother, a wife, an explorer, and a leader in the movement of businesses as a force for good. Mangrove is a company that I admire, not only due to Maiya's leadership, but for their genuine care about what they do and how they do it. Read more about Maiya in my ongoing series, Proust for Proprietors.

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Sarah Deragon, Sarah Deragon Photography

Sarah Deragon is a creative pioneer in Sonoma Valley. As a portrait and lifestyle photographer she is imaginative, fun to be around, and effortlessly able to capture people as they truly are, naturally revealed in their own element. As a person she is passionate about helping small businesses and entrepreneurs tell their stories through visual imagery, committed to sharing joy, and lending her voice and photos to the causes that she stands for.

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Jessica Dodson, 59 Morton

Jessica Dodson is a true creative spirit with an eye for beauty and a passion for helping others—especially women—express themselves through the inimitable art of fashion. Jessica's newly launched business, 59 Morton, is a Bay Area brand that offers women a sense of place through community and creative wardrobe guidance that goes beyond the closet. 

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Emily Martin, The JetSetting Fashionista

Let's call Emily Martin a Jane of All Trades, because seemingly she can manage and juggle it all. At the helm of her her own business, Emily Martin Communications & Events—a firm focused on marketing, branding, strategy, communications, and events—Emily also maintains a successful blog and jet sets around the Bay Area to keep us up to date on food and wine trends that are not to be missed.

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Drew Amoroso, Founder of Move Legal

Drew Amoroso will change your mind about lawyers. I was lucky enough to work with Drew on branding Move Legal—a law firm dedicated exclusively to innovators in the fitness industry. It's a niche area of the law that few people are aware of, and a service that few firms offer. 

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