Maxwell Tielman is the Associate Editor at Design*Sponge. He was born and raised in the beautiful city of Buffalo, New York. In 2006, he moved to Brooklyn to attend art school. He currently holds a BFA from Pratt Institute in Theory, Criticism, and History of Art, Design, and Architecture (it's quite a mouthful!). Maxwell's many interests include photography, painting, crafting, graphic design, trashy reality television, Britney Spears, and puppies. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his boyfriend and two insane dogs, Mekko and Linus.
Kristina Gill joined Design*Sponge as the editor of In the Kitchen With in October, 2007. Every Friday, she brings us an original, easy to make, seasonal recipe contributed by food and creative professionals, as well as by our readers, and the first Friday of every month she presents a cocktail recipe on the Behind the Bar column. She is also the photographer for many of the recipes which appear on the column. Although she often entertains the idea of moving back to her hometown, Nashville, Tennessee, she currently lives in Italy, with her husband and her dog Zizou. Her first cookbook, co-authored with Katie Parla, will be published by Clarkson Potter in 2016. Kristina is a graduate of Stanford University and Johns Hopkins SAIS.
Stephanie Todaro has joined the Design*Sponge team to work on special projects and oversee our weekly Biz Ladies and City Guides columns. Although born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie has been lucky enough to live all over the US, including DC and New York, and continues to travel the world with hopes to one day settle down somewhere in Europe. She earned her master’s degree in journalism from New York University in 2008 and now lives in LA where she works as an online content editor for several celebrity websites and dabbles in freelance web-design projects. She has a slight (actually, major) obsession with all things stationery-related and likes to collect garden gnomes. To see more of Stephanie’s work, check out her website.