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The NBA redesign business is booming and Rodney Richardson, founder of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi-based RARE Design, has played an outsized role in the frenzy. How did a regular guy from Mississippi leading a seven-person team come to have such an impact on the NBA?
Being a stock photographer should theoretically work like a toll road. Build a highway once, put a gate in front of it, and then collect a toll for every use. But what do you do when the landscape shifts, when other roads are built around, or intersect with, your toll road? Rocked by new platforms and changing norms, stock photographers have had to adapt their businesses in the age of digital, crowdsourcing, and unlimited replication.
Every designer has a side project, but there’s a huge, yawning chasm between the vast empire of Swiss Miss and that Etsy shop you abandoned back in 2012. Meet a few designers turning their hobbies into full-blown businesses.