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88Nine Radio Milwaukee

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"Make Milwaukee": What Does Creativity Look Like?

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Listen: After a brief look back at highlights from our exploration of Milwaukee's creative community, we jump right back in with new material I'm really excited about -- this week, we’re exploring cultural fusion in the city of Milwaukee, hearing stories of art and artists thoroughly American, yet rooted in cultural tradition. Stay tuned and keep coming back to the blog for narrative and conversation about the interesting interplay between culture and creativity in our city.

In this first piece, we meet a graphic designer based in Milwaukee. Over the past week, we've had a number of fascinating conversations about her work and how she's grown into her personal style. I don't want to give away too much beyond that, so have a listen:

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When Paloma photographs her work, she holds the design in front of her face -- how perfectly symbolic of our discussion. As a graphic designer, she can shape the visual experience of her audience, her work making whatever statement she wants it to. See below for some of her awesome work!