Career

Her Ideas are Big but She Works Small

With a degree in interior design and a master’s in exhibition design, one would think that Maizie Clarke worked Big. But this 32-year-old illustrator prefers to work Small. Originally from Vienna (Virginia, not Austria), Maizie settled in Louisville in 2014. She...

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What Works for this Interior Decorator?

      In her own Louisville home, interior decorator Erika Wilhelmi combines soft neutrals with colorful art and accessories. She’s drawn to patterns and textures in the cooler shades of blues and greens. Mixing modern — a tripod floor lamp — and classic pieces — a...

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She’s Not Afraid to Try

      Coby Watier created a simple formula that generated two turning points in her life: See the need, fill the need.   Coby says she has volunteered most of her adult life — as a Girl Scout leader and in youth ministry. So the day she was driving down Highway 150 in...

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What Dazzles in Ashley Davis’ World

By Lucy M. Pritchett Imagine spending your days surrounded by dazzling diamonds, sparkling sapphires, and precious metals of gold and silver. Welcome to the world of Ashley Davis, vice president of Davis Jewelers. Her job entails using her left brain when she is...

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Her Turning Point: Thinking Possibility

By Lucy M. Pritchett Since childhood Jasmine Ivy has had the heart of an entrepreneur. “My mom was an artist, and her friends would come over, and I would try and sell them one of her pieces. ‘Would you like to buy this for $5?’ Of course they always said yes, and...

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What Works for This Food Stylist

By Lucy M. Pritchett Although Maggie Freeman has her culinary arts degree, you may not want to eat what she prepares...at work, that is. Maggie is a food stylist for Kroger and prepares and styles the food for the photos used online. “I am just like a hair stylist or...

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Space of Dreams: They Will Come

By Lucy M. Pritchett Sometimes, with a little nudge, a good idea turns into a great idea.    After working as a stylist for 10 years in an open floor salon, Jasma Kinard felt the time had come to, as she says, “step beyond the chair” and open her own business. That...

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