Hailing from the Queen City of Cincinnati, Tamia Stinson is a creative director, photo stylist and the culprit behind fashion and lifestyle blog TheStyleSample.com. With more than seven years of experience styling editorial shoots and managing social media for consumer brands, her expertise lies at the intersection of digital and style. She started a podcast in 2016 that features interesting people doing interesting things in Cincinnati called The Creative City. She’s also an excellent ice cream taster, obnoxiously competitive yogi, and bona fide Purple Rain aficionado.
At Midwest Craft Con, Tamia will be teaching a session called Think Like an Art Director to help makers better represent themselves visually.
How would you describe yourself in 10 words or less?
Stylish goofball with control issues and a lifelong Prince obsession.
What is your earliest crafty memory?
Making God’s Eyes with used popsicle sticks (ew) and pilfered knitting yarn at my babysitter’s house.
What is your favorite thing about the Midwest?
The weird combination of big-city livin’ and small-town community. I swear everyone is separated by three degrees or less.
What would you be if you weren’t an artist/creative?
An astrophysicist. I’d need to be at least 10x smarter to actually understand it, but quantum mechanics is fascinating.
What three things would you recommend to makers?
- The Creative City podcast for inspiration
- Wave app for invoicing and accounting
- Sweet potatoes for a delicious way to stay regular
What are your personal resolutions for 2017?
To see some world and take time to connect to the flow.
What are your 2017 resolutions for your business/professional life?
- Update my website.
- Produce something tangible.
- Collaborate with awesome people at least once per quarter.