Randi Bergman on Writing Toronto Makes

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 unfailingl​y​ 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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