Libby VanderPloeg talks about hitting the bumps in the road, taking unexpected twists and turns, and then recalibrating.

Every so often it’s a good idea to get out your compass and figure out where you are and remember where you were going. But you have to embrace the meander because the detours are what make your journey unique and what bring you to interesting conclusions.

About the speaker

Libby VanderPloeg is an artist, illustrator, and designer. She grew up in Michigan on the edge of the Great Lakes dunes in Grand Haven. Since then, she’s lived in Grand Rapids, Chicago, New York, and Stockholm, finding her way back to West Michigan in 2017.

Libby’s work comes out of a deep affinity for storytelling, music, letterforms, printed ephemera, and wildlife. Some of her clients include The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Design*Sponge, Netflix, Anthropologie, Food 52, Instagram, Tumblr, TED Talks, Harper Collins, Abrams, Penguin, Hardie Grant UK, and Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

For illustration work, she’s repped by the lovely and talented team at Snyder NY.

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Every so often it’s a good idea to get out your compass and figure out where you are and remember where you were going. But you have to embrace the meander because the detours are what make your journey unique and what bring you to interesting conclusions. — Libby VanderPloeg

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