Kelly Dawson is the editorial director of SemiStories and creator of its editorial strategy and original series. She is a longtime contributor to Architectural Digest and Dwell Magazine, and her work has appeared in Domino, Refinery29, Vox, McSweeney’s, Bon Appétit, Food52, Apartment Therapy, and others. She lives in her hometown of Los Angeles.
Kristen Barnhart is a Dallas-based illustrator, graphic designer, screen printer of apparel, and dabbler in clay creations. She’s inspired by the good, the bad, and the weird feelings that come from being a human. When she’s not making things, she loves to ask questions and pet her cats.
Amy Azzarito is an author writing about design, history, and trends. Her recent book is Elements of a Home: Curious Histories Behind Everyday Household Objects, from Pillows to Forks. She lives in Marin County, California with her husband, Mark, and their toddler, Stella.
Trisha Sprouse is a Webby award-winning photographer and video producer specializing in DIY content. Her work has been featured on Domino, Hunker, BravoTV, Martha Stewart, and Food52, among others. After a near 20-year stint in Los Angeles, she moved to Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and 4-year-old twins, where they live in an old Colonial home with a small citrus grove.
Brigitt Earley is a freelance writer and editor based in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Her work has been published in a wide range of women’s lifestyle magazines, including Real Simple and Oprah Magazine. When she’s not typing away, she’s likely sprucing up her nearly 100-year-old home, tending to her garden, cooking, putting the finishing touches or her latest needlepoint design, or playing with her children.
Kelsey Clark is a freelance writer and content strategist based in Detroit. Her work has appeared in Domino, Glamour, The Zoe Report, MyDomaine, Who What Wear, Apartment Therapy, and more, and she’s partnered with brands like Bloomscape and Eye Swoon on content strategy and copywriting. When she’s not working, Kelsey is updating her wardrobe, hunting down a new vintage piece for her apartment, or exploring new bars and restaurants across Detroit.
Kat Schneider is a freelance illustrator and comics artist who has contributed to The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others. When she’s not drawing, you can find her eating too much chocolate and playing video games. She is currently living, working, and daydreaming in New Jersey with her cat Lou.