Although it's no secret that we adore our Executive Director, Justine Nagan (dir: Typeface), we're thrilled to see her getting some love from the University of Wisconsin, where she was recognized this month as one of their "Forward Under 40."
Whether you know Justine well or are just learning her name now, the article is worth a read and really helps to capture just how lucky we are to have this talent heading up our organization. As the article points out, "Justine Nagan is poised to vault into prominence in the national media community as a business executive, a creative force, and a social justice advocate." We agree!
Our favorite part is the side-bar, where we learn how she first discovered typography, some sage advice from her father ("slow down and keep the crash helmet on"), and about her first job as a receptionist at Great Basics for Hair and Nails.
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