• Jermaine Bell

    Jermaine Bell

    “Growing up, it never dawned on me that I could have a career in art,” says Jermaine Bell, a graphic designer who was born and raised in Baltimore. His father, brothers, uncle and grandfather all are truck drivers and his mother works for the state of Maryland. He went to college straight out of high […]

  • Melissa Badeker

    Melissa Badeker

    Like many educators, after a five-year career in Baltimore City schools, Melissa Badeker kept all of her teaching supplies. But later, when she moved to a new home and needed to clear clutter, she and her husband decided to toss it all. “I literally cried. It was really upsetting,” Badeker, 32, says. “Pretty much from […]