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An Interview with Safwat Saleem

“Cheaper Than Therapy,” an Interview with Safwat Saleem Safwat Saleem is a graphic designer, an artist, an illustrator, a film-maker, a writer, and is just a generally awesome at things kind of guy. Much of his work is satirical, politically charged, and forces us to take a look at subject matter that might be uncomfortable through

An Interview with Kym Ventola

“Creating Boundaries,” an Interview with Kym Ventola In the midst of wedding season, local photographer, Kym Ventola, was kind enough to answer some of our questions about her work and what inspires her. She talks to us about the choices she’s made regarding her career in photography, how she sets boundaries in her life, and

An Interview with Julieta Felix

“Designing for Change,” an Interview with Julieta Felix Julieta Felix is a visual designer at PayPal and founder of Busy Vegan, a plant-based food blog. She has lectured about design at creative conferences and universities, and has been named one of the Top 100 Creatives in Phoenix. Her work has been featured in numerous blogs

On Avoiding Creative Pitfalls

We were brought up with a romanticized notion of creativity as the personality trait of painters, musicians, and writers. However, Sir Ken Robinson defines creativity as “the process of having original ideas that have value.” It is merely a state of critical thinking. These ideas come as a result of a problem that needs to be solved,

An Interview with Tim Brennan

Last week, Tim Brennan let us harass him via email. He talked to us about sign painting, about being an artist in Phoenix, and teased us with the phrase, “super secret project.” Monomyth Studio: When/How did you know you wanted to be a designer? How did you get here? Tim Brennan: Long story long: I

Community Is What You Make It

Community is a word that is thrown around a lot. Supporting the community, engaging with the community, etc. To us, that seems kind of vague. What does it mean to support a community? Why does that only sound weirdly financial? How do you engage with a community? It’s not like they’re all standing there, and

An Interview with Cali Pitchel

“I Live by My Wits,” an Interview with Cali Pitchel Cali Pitchel is the Director of Marketing at Analytics Pros, a digital analytics consultancy in Seattle, WA. She studied history as an undergrad, wrote a Master’s thesis on Rachael Ray and the sociology of nostalgia, and dropped out of a PhD program to channel her

What Eisenhower Knew About Productivity

In 1954 President Eisenhower made a speech at the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches during which he said many insightful things, but the most important thing he said, the only remembered thing, was a one-off comment about productivity. What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important. This

Brand Update: Mulletmyth Studio

With all the growth we’ve experienced in the last year, we felt it was time to update our studio brand to reflect that shift. We took a long, honest look at ourselves, and came away with what we believe is a strong new direction for our young agency.  And so, we’re immensely proud to introduce to

Call Me Loré Project Highlight

Call Me Loré is Lorena García’s personal fashion and lifestyle blog. As a side project to the Bloguettes, Lorena asked Monomyth to develop an identity and responsive web experience that would allow her to share her passions on a more personal level. We created an identity that is simple, casual, and intimate. The typography was