Aaaand the Badass Lady Creatives blog is back in action! Here’s a re-cap of the top 10* posts from the first half of the year:

10. Recent Grads Week: Marianna Madriz

Illustration by Marianna Madriz, via Marianna Madriz is a Venezuelan illustrator now based in Bournemouth, UK. We featured her charming characters as part of our first annual Recent Grads Week. View post

9. Recent Grads Week: Emily Haasch

Editorial illustration: E-Readers and Art Books (F Newsmagazine)

Editorial illustration: E-Readers and Art Books (F Newsmagazine)

Also featured in our Recent Grads Week, Emily Haasch is a Chicago-based designer. Her work spans print and interactive, and our favorite pieces bear a collage aesthetic. View post

8. Animator/Illustrator: Carolina Búzio

Carolina Buzio | Full post on Badass Lady Creatives Carolina Búzio is an animator and illustrator living in Berlin, Germany. Carolina has worked on projects ranging from children’s illustrations to sports brands to non-profit campaigns. View post

7. Modern-day Renaissance Woman: Carina Santos

Carina Santos | Badass Lady Creatives Carina does a little bit of everything: design, art, photography, writing, front-end development. We posted on a few favorite pieces from one of her solo shows, “How Still, How Fast”. View post

6. Love where you come from: UFGD

Cat Dunn: Art direction and styling for Club Monaco

Cat Dunn: Art direction and styling for Club Monaco

This was a pretty personal post: a look at the University of Florida Graphic Design C/O 2011. So impressed with all the wonderful and varied ways my former classmates have spent the past 3 years. View post

5. Photographer: Margaret Jacobsen

Margaret Jacobsen | Full post on Badass Lady Creatives Portland-based photographer Margaret Jacobsen has an incredible knack for capturing personalities and relationships in her work. View post

4. Creepy Watercolors by Jensine Eckwall

Jensine Eckwall is a Brooklyn-based illustrator with a specialty for watercolors. Though she has some more classically “commercial” work, she’s at her best when her work is a tad bit creepy (including some NSFW stuff we didn’t post). View post

3. Led by Claire Pedersen: KU Design Week

KU Design Week | on Badass Lady Creatives We love KU! One of our favorite projects out of this design program is KU (University of Kansas) Design Week, led by Claire Pedersen, a talented designer now working at Dropbox. View post

2. Recent Grads Week: Rebecca Lim

Another recent grad! Rebecca Lim is a graphic designer who studied at SVA (School of Visual Arts) who now works for Airbnb. We especially love her editorial and book cover designs. View post

1. Launched today: STEVIE ZINE, edited and published by Alana Levinson

And finally, our most-shared post: a short Q&A with Alana Levinson about Stevie Mag, her new culture magazine created by and for women. View post *Based off of Feedly’s social-media-shares algorithm. Ride someone else’s coat-tails/analytics.