The pursuit of creative self-confidence

“This website is a testament to the idea that if you do what you love, you’ll find a way to share your happiness with others. To mark the start of this site, we wanted to release a commemorative shirt that captures the excitement we’re feeling,” says Troy Monroe, co:lab designer and founder of Design is Love.

Design is Love wants to inspire everyone to explore creativity, share opinions and most of all “be your self”. Designer, illustrator, architect, financial planner, marketing manager, street musician—these are just labels temporarily attributed to an ever-evolving individual. Both co:lab and Design is Love share the perspective that “You are simply and expressively—you.”

Here’s how Rich Hollant from co:lab puts it: “At some point in our lives we all kicked around the statement: When I grow up I wanna be ______. Careers can be transient. But no matter your place or position ‘when I grow up I wanna be me’ is a relevant insight.”

When I grow up I want to be me


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