Randi Bergman wrote Toronto Makes and shares a bit about her experience authoring the stories of over fifty of the city’s makers.
“As an equal opportunity consumer who loves the high, low, and everything in between, and as a creative entrepreneur in my own right, I was honoured to help give voice to those who put their blood, sweat, and tears into creating timeless, beautiful products. Their shared perseverance became a constant source of inspiration while writing this book. Getting to know each maker and illuminating the unfailingly complex stories behind their brands was instructive to the creator in me—there are over fifty routes to creative fulfillment represented through the stories in this book, and none of them are simple. The steps are all here though, if you’re willing to follow them.”
Randi Bergman is a freelance writer, editor and digital freak based in Toronto. Covering a variety of topics, including fashion, art, pop culture and lifestyle—sometimes self deprecatingly, other times seriously.
She is a columnist with The Globe and Mail, and her work can be seen in publications such as The Cut, Glamour, The Kit, Canadian Art, Flare Magazine, Vogue.com, The Coveteur, S/ Magazine and Toronto Life. Previously, Randi was the Executive Digital Editor at FASHION Magazine.
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