“I want to make sure we’re giving her something beautiful, something with integrity,” she says. “But I don’t want her to take out a loan in order to get it.”

Kin Ying Lee, Head Designer, Madewell


No folks, I’m not back yet, still entirely swamped at work and haven’t had time to work on this… but I really do want you to read FastCompany’s 100 Most Creative People (we’ve even got our very own Ed Et Al up there!) and be inspired by their brilliance, and know that it is the people that build the brands that we know and love.