Young Artists

  • The Workshop

    On December 7, 2019, I hosted a young artist’s workshop at the Wicker Park studio of Delicious Design League, a Chicago based design agency. Under the creative direction of Jason Teegarden-Downs, one of DDL’s founders, 24 kids ranging from 6–12 years old, spent the morning creating amazing art.
  • Embrace the Happy Accidents

    Having stocked the kid’s tables with inks, paints, charcoal pencils, brushes, markers, bingo markers, scissors and paper, Jason reviewed the materials with the group and briefly discussed design elements and principles. He stressed that their work be “finished, not perfect” and assured them that they need not fret mistakes because “we welcome mistakes as artists as that’s how happy accidents occur.”
  • The Most Important Part, Fun.

    He broke the workshop into five “mini sessions” each with its own theme and the direction to simply have fun and use their imagination. The themes were Weird Animals, Magic, Weather, Favorite Noodles and, of course, Poop. The results were incredible and eventually became the design details and inspiration for “Find the Smile”, the first collection to be presented by Minor Details.

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Ted Stachtiaris

Bobbi Lewis

Jason and Margaux Teegarden-Downs

Beth Roman

Lindsay Bennun

Elana Siegel

Susan Schott

Dave Lewis

Jack Barshay

Melanie Lazenby McLennan

Rebecca Saccomando

Lauren Markt

Sanaz Zahedi

Sarah Baird

Elisabeth Robert

Alysia Macaulay

Sarah Garcia Knotts

Courtney Maesel


Marilyn Kline

Lynn Weber

Becky Quayle

Alison Osder


Fatima Simon

Matt Mammola

Alexandra S. Williamson

Donna Didonato

Stephanie Andrews

Ann Cutbill Lenane

Lucy Greenlee

Julia Yager Spillman-Gover

Gregory Williamson

Raphael De Niro

Leonard Steinberg

Berna Barshay

Jill E Harter

Steve Cook

Erica Smith

Cameron Paulson

Jennifer Waxberg

Suzanne Griffin

Siri Grabski

Katherine Camp

Cynthia Tholen

Isabelle Aussord



Frances Katzen

Laura Garrison

Marc Halle


Carolyn Bence

Michelle Leinbach

Jennifer Y. Lee

Jen Kalish

Maureen Bergmann

Lauraa Martin

Margie and Gary Lewis

Jana Krehel

Dottie Herman

Steve Robins

Ellen Lowey

Suzanne Juliana

Brian Meier

Anne and Dax Baker

Christophe Lagrange

Elaine Smith

Sara Wessendorf

Norma-Jean Callahan

Heather McDonough

Andrew Anderson

Leslie Wilson

Jeremy Stein


Nelson Simon

Howard Lorber

Gordon Blank

Elisabeth Beierle

Amelie Lonergan


John Adams

Andrew Yeh

Laura Meyer

Amy Garrison


Wendy Fisher

Deborah Kern

Elizabeth O Milner

Melissa Felsher

Mandy Hoveyda

Garrison Gunter

Judy Han

Kris Peterson

Ami Nardi

Katie Tomaszewski

Josh Lewis

Samantha Heckert

Anna Guelzim

Jack Weiss

Natasha Fernandez

Jeff Silverstein

Sabrina Wottreng