KRISTIN GLADNEY

Travel, Portrait and Food Photographer.

I had the honor of photographing the incredibly talented Landscape Designer, Diana Balmori, for Portrait of a Creative.  A forward thinking thought leader, she is always working on a number of inspiring projects around the world.  To see the interview and additional portraits, click here: http://portraitofacreative.com/diana_balmori/ View high resolution

I had the honor of photographing the incredibly talented Landscape Designer, Diana Balmori, for Portrait of a Creative.  A forward thinking thought leader, she is always working on a number of inspiring projects around the world.  To see the interview and additional portraits, click here: http://portraitofacreative.com/diana_balmori/

Lez Rudge is a partner and colorist for Nice Shoes in NY.  
“I am driven by strong visuals; whether it be glossy and elegant or gritty and sexy. The primary focus is the emotion of the characters coming through.” 
To see the full interview and additional portraits, check out Portrait of a Creative. View high resolution

Lez Rudge is a partner and colorist for Nice Shoes in NY.  

I am driven by strong visuals; whether it be glossy and elegant or gritty and sexy. The primary focus is the emotion of the characters coming through.” 

To see the full interview and additional portraits, check out Portrait of a Creative.

Maryanne Butler is the Head of Design at Framestore in NYC.  Framestore recently created the Visual FX for Gravity, which won an Oscar for best Visual FX.
"I really enjoyed working on Alex Gibney’s documentary feature “We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks”. We designed almost 33 minutes of graphic animation for the film and I never knew…"
Portraits and Interview with Maryanne Butler for Portrait of a Creative. View high resolution

Maryanne Butler is the Head of Design at Framestore in NYC.  Framestore recently created the Visual FX for Gravity, which won an Oscar for best Visual FX.

"I really enjoyed working on Alex Gibney’s documentary feature “We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks”. We designed almost 33 minutes of graphic animation for the film and I never knew…"

Portraits and Interview with Maryanne Butler for Portrait of a Creative.

As the Executive Creative Director at Huge in Brooklyn, Jon Jackson is largely responsible for the creative culture at the agency.  Jon describes what it is like to mangage other creatives:

"Managing creatives at Huge is an amazing opportunity; there are so many talented people to learn from and to be inspired by. The challenge is that people are all so different, so what pushes one designer to get to the next idea might make another shut down. Getting to know people is the best way to manage and there is no substitution for time spent with the team. So sitting in a room debating, laughing, and throwing around 100 bad ideas to get to the one good is a great way to push our work and ideas.”

Full interview and additional portraits at Portrait of a Creative.  

Where do you find creative inspiration?  
"I talk to my five year old for hours. No one has fewer boundaries than a child." 
Stephen Niedzwiecki, founder of YARD, a creative agency based in NYC. Photographed for Portrait of a Creative. View high resolution

Where do you find creative inspiration?  

"I talk to my five year old for hours. No one has fewer boundaries than a child." 

Stephen Niedzwiecki, founder of YARD, a creative agency based in NYC. Photographed for Portrait of a Creative.

My style…I’m pretty laid back in terms of my personal style.   I’d say I’m a bit tom-boyish at times.  I love clean, minimal, basic shapes that are easy to wear and comfortable but also chic.” 

Kathleen Cheevers, assistant designer at Kate Spade.  Photographed at her home in Brooklyn, NY for Portrait of a Creative.  Check out the link for additional portratis and to read her interview.  

Portrait and interview of John Lin, the Creative Director at Fila. 
“In order to “think outside the box”,  you need to define the box first. When you know the parameters, only then can you begin to explore the possibilities. An art director friend of mine once had a client with unlimited budgets. I have no idea how to create under those circumstances. My experiences are more like the following:
— David Mamet said “A traditional recipe for genius: inspiration, a plan, not enough time.” — The client wants the project to be done: 1) Done Quickly; 2) Done Cheaply; 3) Done well The rule of 3 is: You can only pick 2.” -John Lin
To see more portraits and read the full interview, go to Portrait of a Creative. View high resolution

Portrait and interview of John Lin, the Creative Director at Fila. 

In order to “think outside the box”,  you need to define the box first. When you know the parameters, only then can you begin to explore the possibilities. An art director friend of mine once had a client with unlimited budgets. I have no idea how to create under those circumstances. My experiences are more like the following:

— David Mamet said “A traditional recipe for genius: inspiration, a plan, not enough time.” — The client wants the project to be done: 1) Done Quickly; 2) Done Cheaply; 3) Done well The rule of 3 is: You can only pick 2.” -John Lin

To see more portraits and read the full interview, go to Portrait of a Creative.

Khadijat Oseni, self proclaimed Urban Nomad, photographed in Tribeca for Portrait of a Creative.  A photography agent for seven years, she recently decided to take a break and discover her creative passion.  With an addiction to passport stamps, Khadijat plans to travel as one means to discover the next adventure in her life.   View high resolution

Khadijat Oseni, self proclaimed Urban Nomad, photographed in Tribeca for Portrait of a Creative.  A photography agent for seven years, she recently decided to take a break and discover her creative passion.  With an addiction to passport stamps, Khadijat plans to travel as one means to discover the next adventure in her life.  

Kathy Delany, once a kid from the Bronx, now the Global Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness.  Photographed in her apartment in Manhattan for Portrait of a Creative.  For additional portraits and interview, click here. View high resolution

Kathy Delany, once a kid from the Bronx, now the Global Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness.  Photographed in her apartment in Manhattan for Portrait of a Creative.  For additional portraits and interview, click here.