March Top 13: The Future is (Female and) Well Designed

In America March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate and elevate the creations, connections, and innovations made possible by women. Noise 13 has always been a team rich with female-identifying people and are currently 100% staffed by females! 

Read more on our blog: A Women-led Agency, Defying Stereotypes

We wanted to take a moment, this month especially, to elevate some of our favorite female-identifying designers. These incredible creatives are evolving the conversation around social justice, human design, gender fluidity, the human condition and beyond. Smart design can really change your day, and the world. 

Just check out these boss women! Follow them, buy from them, share their work – the power of lifting one another up is huge is immense. A woman’s place is…anywhere they want to show up! Let’s help them get there. 


Dava’s Picks:  Founder and Chief Creative Officer

Lisa Congdon – Lisa’s shop and illustration collection are so cheerful, they remind you of playing with all your favorite childhood toys while also discovering who you might be as a human. Lots of exploration possible through their eyes!
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Gail Anderson – Gail is a writer, educator AND designer based in NYC and all it takes is one glance to see the vibrancy of that incredible city inside her work. We’re especially in love with her work for the US Postal Service. Listen to her chat about HERstory here.
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Elaine’s Pick: Sr. Graphic Designer

Irma Boom – Known as the queen of book design, her experimental designs challenge the conventions of traditional book design.
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Meb’s Picks: Graphic Designer

Sister Corita Kent – the OG design educator; her work resonates half a century later! We particularly love the message of her two-part piece, “only you and I.”
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Indhira Rojas – founder Anxy magazine, one of our favorite publications that is exquisitely designed. We covet the whole set!
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Xiaoxiao’s Picks: Jr. Graphic Designer

Tori Hinn – Started Women of Graphic Design in 2013 in hopes of highlighting the contributions of women in graphic design and exploring issues of gender equality in design education.
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Emily Comfort  – This fabulous artist inspires us to carve out time to experiment, find inspiration, and create compelling collages. She plays with texture and setting in a way that will transport you!
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Zili’s Picks: Jr. Graphic Designer

Jess Levitz –  the graphic designer behind June Letter Studio, co-founder of Shoppe Theory, and the founder and brains behind Creative Lady Collectivethe Creative Lady Directory, featuring interviews and promoting the work of creative women! When not designing, Jess enjoys spending time with her scientist husband and their son Izzie, collecting random vintage memorabilia, and supporting female creatives on this platform.
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Stefanie Brückler – Independent Sr. Graphic Designer and Art Director. Her work focuses on the intersection of print and digital media within the areas of branding, editorial design and art direction. With a keen eye for detail, her work is known for its thoughtful design, elegance and warmth.
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Suzanne’s Picks: Operations Leader

Lisa Brown – This San Francisco based illustrator/author is known for her supremely charming, bitingly witty watercolor drawings. They make us swoon!
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Wendy MacNaughton – Another SF local gem, combines illustration, journalism, and social work to tell the stories of overlooked people and places. She helps to bring light to the marginalized.
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Jane’s Picks: Sr Strategist, Writer and Project Manager

Elissa Marie (She/Her) – her designs are honest, emotional, and beautifully capture and combine whimsey and brutality.
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Squid Vishuss (She/Her) with a vintage feel and built for size inclusivity, this body-positive designer knows it takes all kinds to make the world go round.
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We’re so grateful to these artists for sharing their whole selves with the creative community. It’s a gift to be able to view the world reimagined through each of their authentic lenses. 

So if you’re in the Bay Area and looking to safely celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re with you (in spirit)! Datebook has put together this great list of safe ways to celebrate alongside your fellow sister or mister or mister sister and everyone in between. 

As always, thank you for showing up as you every day, no one does it better! You can check out Noise 13’s other Top 13 lists right here for more inspo.


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