Design*Sponge is a design blog run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney. Launched in August of 2004, the site updates between 6-8 times per day and was declared a “Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials” by the New York Times. Design*Sponge attracts a diverse group of devoted readers across the globe. Design*Sponge currently has 75,000 daily readers on the main site, over 127,000+ RSS readers, 405,000+ Twitter followers and 70,000+ Facebook followers. Click here for PRESS on design*sponge.
Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney has a unique angle on the industry, having worked as a contributing editor at Domino, House & Garden and Craft magazines, and as a freelancer with top publications like New York Home, Food and Wine, In Style, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Magazine, CITY Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Archinect, The New York Post, Everyday with Rachael Ray and others. In addition, she wrote a weekly design column for the Philadelphia Inquirer for two years and has worked as Style Editor of HGTV’s Ideas Magazine.
Grace has been a featured guest on Good Morning America, The Nate Berkus Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Martha Stewart Radio Show, NBC’s The Chew and has been a keynote speaker with a wide variety of organizations ranging from design schools and trade organizations to design guilds and national corporations.
In addition, Grace also runs a national series of meetups for women running design-based businesses called the D*S Biz Lady Series. Grace hosts and speaks at these events designed to connect women running their own design-based businesses and provide free advice on the subjects of PR/marketing, legal concerns, business/financial decisions and wholesaling. She also founded the annual Design*Sponge Scholarship in 2007 to support up-and-coming art and design students. So far over $20,000 in prize money has been awarded to students across the country.
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