Thanks, You Totally Rule!

In 2012, we promoted and completed an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to aid us towards our goal of becoming a publication that inspires “conscious growth thru arts journalism”. Thanks to kind-hearted donations from 33 funders, we were able raise just over $3.5k to use towards more in-depth feature articles, graphical web layouts, and the promotion of interdisciplinary events. Thanks to all of these wonderful people for believing in us.

In 2012, we promoted and completed an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to aid us towards our goal of becoming a publication that inspires “conscious growth thru arts journalism”. Thanks to donations from 33 kind-hearted funders, we were able raise just over $3.5k to use towards more in-depth feature articles, graphical web layouts, and the promotion of interdisciplinary events. Thanks to all of these wonderful people for believing in us.


Sarah Applebaum is a Bay Area-based explorer. She hand-crafts brilliantly simple and adorably-shaped objects that can brighten up any room, and as she describes in an interview she did with REDEFINE, her works capture “the revelation of the mundane”. She’s a gem.
www.sarahapplebaum.comJesse Dienner is a designer, writer, and musician based in the SF Bay Area. He is currently mixing and mastering an EP.
www.jcddinc.com

Robert Hardgrave has been a key player in the Seattle arts scene for quite some time. “snowtrack”, a dizzying black-and-white piece representative of his latest body of work, creates a world that seems to fill endlessly with stairs, slides, and wooden panels. Up and down become constantly inseparable, while stand-out figures — a wheel, a coffin, a C…? — catch one’s eye and confuse one’s mind even further.
www.roberthardgrave.com

Mihae Jung is a Prevention & Development Staff Member at WAPI, a Seattle-based organization that helps colored youth in the Seattle area deal with substance abuse and dependency issues through counseling, drug treatment programs, and arts and education programs.
www.wapiseattle.org

Erin Kendig is a Seattle-based illustrator and artist who enjoys exploring complex themes with her artwork, such as: “the interplay between the micro and macro, how the many comprises the whole, ideas of perception and psychology, issues of connection and disconnect, relationships, the triumphs and failures of language and the narratives we construct.”
www.erinkendig.com

Jesse Pohlman‘s novel Physics Incarnate is a sci-fi novel and psychogical thriller rolled into one. The story follows a physicist who unwittingly finds himself confronting a secretive past he left behind — as well as a buxom blonde seeking revenge. It is available digitally or in paperback via Amazon.
www.jessepohlman.com

Working Brilliant‘s latest artist, Lee Koch, found some success on NBC’s The Voice — and on his latest folk-Americana record, he takes inspiration from true love and marriage, and his rediscovered love of traveling and performing. “Trusty Branch” is the first acoustic single, and you can download it here.
www.workingbrilliantly.com

Jon Lewis of Aan
www.weareaan.comAdam Boffa of Ambinate
www.soundcloud.com/ambinate

Helio Camacho of Own Records
www.ownrecords.com

Matt Henderson and Van Pham of Xhurches
www.xhurch.net

Daniel Lippel of New Focus Recordings
www.newfocusrecordings.com

Clint Lunde of Ski Duck
www.skiduck.org

Troy Micheau of Swahili
www.swahilinoise.com

Rose Nomura
www.kerosenerose.com

Emily Pothast of Midday Veil
www.middayveil.com

Jacob Van Loon
www.jacobvanloon.com

Other Electricities
www.other-electricities.com

PLACE Gallery
www.placepdx.com


The following individuals do not have a project they would like linked or reviewed, but we’d like to thank them nonetheless:

Sheila Ashdown
Jennifer Bowen
Aaron Bruner
Lenny Chhun
Jesse Jensen
Wen-Ling Kuo & Jim Lo
Jeanette Liang
Mark Go
Shawn Higgins
Sherry Shen
Philip Hua
Tammy Vu

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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Jesse Pohlman
Jesse Pohlman
8 years ago

It never ceases to thrill me when I think back to the old days of writing for Redefine, then hunting around on the island to pick up a physical copy. I’m always here to help ya if you need me!

My warmest regards,
–Jesse Pohlman

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