All in FEATURES

Nicole Arnott: Digital Nomad

Meet Nicole Arnott, a Scottish freelance content writer who is part of the burgeoning “digital nomad” movement. Digital nomads are people who are location independent because they use technology to perform their job. Learn how you can become one, too. 

Viv Delgadillo & Matt Mateiescu [VM Creativ]: Photographers

VM Creativ is a joint effort to create visual art by Viv Delgadillo and Matt Mateiescu. The couple’s venture combines their passion for creativity and travel to establish a location-independent business model. During our chat, they talk to us about what it’s like to run a business with a romantic partner, why burn out almost always poses a threat (even while doing something you love), and how they turn daydreaming into actionable to-do’s.

Sophie Ombregt: Chronic Traveler

Backpacker extraordinaire Sophie Ombregt talks to us about her bumpy beginnings into traveling, what it’s really like to explore the world as a solo woman, and how to use street smarts to stay safe while on the road. Let’s give in to wanderlust with Sophie!

Ami Kim: Songwriter & Sonic Alchemist

Ami Kim is a South Korea-based musician, sonic alchemist and spiritual ninja by way of North Carolina. Ami often incorporates influences from American soul, folk, hip-hop, jazz and electronic music into her craft as she explores topics ranging from love, to social equality, to spirituality and metaphysics. 

Matt Collamer: Visual Storyteller & Filmmaker

In this interview of the Spotlight Series, South Korea-based filmmaker Matt Collamer opens up about his quest for honest and authentic storytelling, why personal and professional growth/exploration are essential to his craft, the importance of unrelentingly committing to your dreams and how he copes with the anxieties that plague the creative path.

Nicole Vasquez: Entrepreneur & Community Connector

Nicole Vasquez is a Chicago-based entrepreneur with a knack and passion for bringing people together to share ideas, exchange information and establish mixed-industry collaborations. She facilitates this process every day at The Shift, the co-working and community space she founded, by connecting fellow entrepreneurs to opportunities and resources. She frequently hosts and leads events, panels and workshops to discuss entrepreneurship, building collaborative communities, and managing co-working spaces. In 2015, Nicole was named one of the “35 Under 35 Making an Impact in Chicago,” and won the Community Award at the RedEye Chicago Big Idea Awards. 

McKensie Mack: Creative / Entrepreneur / Communication Strategist

McKensie Mack is a creative, entrepreneur and communication strategist who hails from the South Side of Chicago. Her work today ranges from satirical campaigns, to language learning, to community building for women and people of color. Her interests also lie in empowering young women as she works to foster a community of strong, diverse, badass women for future generations to come. A self-proclaimed night owl with a Southern soul and a ‘bad’ attitude, she is a force to be reckoned with.