SIDE HUSTLE

We partnered with Guardian Labs to create a sponsored content series about Side Hustlers, people who work on passion projects outside of their day jobs. The Guardian asked us to contribute four inspirational pieces of our own. Mary Alice Solmssen of Media & Acquisitions and I put our heads together and came up with the idea to interview our own very talented colleagues. I wrote three long-form articles and copy for an infographic of podcasts that would keep Side Hustlers motivated and positive. The series was shortlisted for a 2016 Digiday award.

 Photograph: Aaron Sutula

Photograph: Aaron Sutula

Three Brooklyn entrepreneurs bring bespoke coffee to town

In the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, an old Pfizer factory hums through nights and weekends. With gates locked but lights on, no one would guess that this eerie building is where specialty coffee...

 Photograph: Marah Lidey

Photograph: Marah Lidey

Side hustler feeds her peers dinner and mentorship

It’s great when your side hustle complements your day job, but it’s more rewarding when it has a positive effect on your community. To this end, Farah Sheikh, project manager at Squarespace, founded Feed & Foster...

 Photograph: George Denison and Olivia Leyva

Photograph: George Denison and Olivia Leyva

Brooklyn couple turns trash into treasures for your home

Most side hustlers start out knowing exactly what they want. But sometimes, the side hustle finds you. For Olivia Leyva and George Denison of Brooklyn-based Real Good Goods, salvaging and...

 
 Designer: McLane Teitel

Designer: McLane Teitel