My favorite founder is Sophia Amoroso; she was a dumpster diving, hitch hiking, rebel girl who started an Ebay store, Nasty Gal, at the age of 22 and grew her company to a billion dollar enterprise by the time she was 27. She wasn’t qualified for business loans, so she created her fortune from her own pocket and was named one of the “richest self-made women” in the world by Forbes. She’s the author of two best selling books and now runs Girlboss media, a podcast that highlights female entrepreneurs and hands out annual scholarships to budding business owners.

Instagram! I think it’s an amazing resource for connecting with creatives in the community, sharing an artistic portfolio and staying in touch with friends.

Does my DSLR camera count as a tech gadget? Because I’m very attached!

I think is an awesome tool for creating color palettes for site design.

Keep on keepin’ on!

Madi Hadel

Project Management

Madi was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Aurora where she found her love for vintage and the quirky forgotten things the world tends to throw away. Madi has always had an eye for unique design and perspective and began refining her skills early after high school finding internships in graphic design, photography, and journalism. While studying at Colorado State University – Pueblo, Madi worked as the school’s website and media assistant where she documented student life, photographed school events, and maintained the University’s online presence.

An uncompromising urge to pursue her lifelong passion for fashion soon found Madi back in Denver working under an esteemed local photographer where she had her work as a stylist published in an array of highly touted publications including Jute Magazine, The Spoiler’s Hand, and Italian Vogue’s online photo roll. With valuable experience and a rapidly growing reputation in the fashion community, Madi founded her own clothing company, Rebellelion, as a self-taught seamstress and bravely bootstrapped the whole operation including all of her own marketing, graphics, and social media . Madi’s refreshing style and attention to detail in her clothing design quickly caught the eye of a fashion writer who featured one of her jackets in Teen Vogue, which brought in orders from around the world. Madi has had her clothing featured in 303 Magazine, Denver Style Magazine, Badassery Magazine, Rooster Magazine, and by countless fashion blogs. Her brand was also named one of “11 Up-And-Coming Fashion Brands You’re Going to Love” by Bustle.

More recently Madi has turned her focus in fashion to include a more community driven vision and has hosted events like fashion shows, clothing swaps and even a music festival. Seeking a change of pace with her career after working as a professional photographer and running her own company, Rounded Digital was the obvious choice for Madi to diversify and perfect her skills in web and graphic design. As a web developer at Rounded Digital with a focus on creative content, Madi’s favorite part of her job is when she has an opportunity for creativity either writing content, taking photos, or designing something new. And when Madi is not photographing portraits, building websites, or sewing at her design studio, she’s relaxing with her cat or getting laughs by being “horrifyingly clumsy.”