Linda Hughes, Co Founder/Photographer/ Editor in Chief
As a photographer, and owner of Fuzebox Photography, her love of music and film shine through. Music and Film are two things she combines to create beautiful portraits of Austin’s finest musicians, capturing the artist in a natural pose or giving the fans a snapshot of the artists personality is what she does best. Her images can be seen throughout the magazine. She has had the chance to work with some of Austin’s hottest filmmakers, photographers and musicians. She says “There is so much talent Austin has to offer, the possibilities are endless.”
Chonie Bradley, Co- Founder, Fashion Editor
An entrepreneur and fashionista,as owner of www.ElectricFrenchie.com. She finds inspiration in the hippie-chic vibe that “keeps Austin weird” her online store is all about providing a collection of fashion forward indie designer & mainstream premium clothes & accessories. Her love of fashion, art an all things Austin shine through in her selection of features.
Shelby Chapman, Public Relations and Director of Marketing is a recent college graduate with a plan to evoke new life into Austin Fusion. She spent her childhood growing up on the streets of Austin, and has high hopes to show others just what an amazing place this is. Her passions include fashion, writing, and innovation. She joins the AFM team in hopes to expand and explore all we have to offer. Any and all advertising questions can be answered through her at shelby@austinfusionmagazine.
Phillip Leach, Photographer and Creative Team Development “I was excited that my first assignment for Austin Fusion was shooting women’s apparel designer Dina Chavez” says Austin photographer Phillip Leach. Growing up around Austin provided him the artistic surroundings needed to pursue photography and develop his craft. He has been featured in other local and national magazines, enjoys spending time with family and says that Photography makes him feel “all warm and fuzzy inside”.
Clayton Hodges, Lead Writer and Staff Photographer, If you have been to any number of local pubs and music venues in town it is highly likely you have run into him. Born in Houston, Tx. now he calls Austin his home. He was in a heavy metal band in his past life, rides a motorcycle, is a ghost writer for several authors and knows more about music than you do. He has a passion for writing and a love of music. His gift of gab and boisterous laugh is what mostly what endears him to our features.
Armand Daigle, Writer, is the kind of person that listens to thrash metal music while driving to an event celebrating peace. After graduating with a double major in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, he spent five years working as a mechanical engineer. Suddenly awakened from a deep slumber, he quit a cubical world in favor of a spherical one. He now vigorously pursues a writing career in hopes to achieve the simple goals of connecting, sharing, and showing people how bodacious life is and can be. What better starting point is there than to help spread Austin’s beautiful art and culture?
Jessica Warner, Food Editor, is a longtime transplant from the San Francisco Bay Area who is passionate about food, writing, and dining out. Food is more than fuel in her eyes. It’s culture and history, it’s family and friends, love and craftsmanship. It’s her goal to dig out the soul of every restaurant she experiences and put it into a word-filled amuse bouche for the readers. She currently lives in South Austin and therefore trolls for both new and old shops there, but is always looking for breakout eateries and bars in other parts of town. She’d love to hear your suggestions for restaurants to review
Chef Jen was born in Shiner, TX, and raised on a pecan orchard where she established a strong relationship with her food and where it comes from. She’s worked as an executive chef, a pastry chef, a culinary professor, and is a published cookbook author (Gourmet Meals in Crappy Little Kitchens). Check out her blog about her start-up food trailer, Crappy Little Chuckwagon, or follow her on Facebook.
Kristin Hong is the writer of The Fresh Find and loves food, nutrition, photography and being outdoors. Originally from San Francisco, she received her Business degree from UCLA, therefore when she is not auditing her life away you can find her biking around the farmer’s markets, running around Town Lake, playing football at Zilker Park or cooking in her kitchen. Email her tips and ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Marie Mejia, Film Editor, Writer, has lived in Austin since 1990, having spent the first part of her life as an Air Force brat, but comes from a long line of Texans. She graduated with a Film Degree from UT Austin, and has dabbled in both the local music and film industries. Lisa finds enjoyment out of a variety of mediums including books, films, music, pop culture, writing, design, and comedy.
Jessica Hudson, Art Editor, Writer, a native Texan and long-time Austin resident, is a fan of all things Austin. She enjoys local music, film festivals, popular eateries andbreweries. With limited creativity in her “real’ job, she enjoys being able to express her creative side with Austin Fusion Magazine. She loves meeting new people and bringing a focus to Austin’s undiscovered and emerging talent.
Audrea Diaz, writer, poet, artist, and photographer based out of Austin, Texas. Originally from the Rio Grande Valley, she has utilized her work with collegiate magazine, The Horn to become a fixture within the local fashion industry. Using a strong eye for detail and personal reporting style, Audrea strives to ensure a unique voice in every story. Click here to follow her flickr account.
Cat Colson : runs an award winning humor blog, www.HoneyBadgerPress.com, is a free lance writer and a contributor to popular Blogger sites like BlogHer and Circle of Moms. She writes from a perspective of humor but keeps it real by being honest and getting straight to the point- lots of truth served with a side of butt hurt. She’s a lifelong Austinite, married, has a 20 year old daughter and is actively involved in feral cat rescue.
Kelli Rhodes, writer, fled the small town confinement of her home town of Utopia, Texas in 2008 to join the ranks of Austin’s music scene. She is a songwriter that works to blend a variety of genres and styles to create her own form of acoustic alternative. Kelli is in pursuit of luthier training, has an appetite for writing poetry and short stories, and she is on the ACC track to attend the University of Texas’ Music Business program. She is excited to experience Austin’s many adventures and characters with Austin Fusion.
email@example.com and www.reverbnation.com/kellirhodes
Ryan Goodrich grew up in Wichita Falls, TX before moving on to complete his B.F.A. in Photography from the University of North Texas. He spent the last several years in New York and L.A. shooting and crafting his fine art photography. These days he and his wife Brienne call Austin home. Ryan is a contributing photographer for Getty Images, Quicksilver, Travel and Leisure, Real Simple, Dime Mag. New York, Maine Magazine, Horns Illustrated just to name a few. Austin Fusion Magazine is honored to be a part of this impressive list of clients. Click here to see Ryan’s online portfolio.
Sheeanna Singer was the photographer for our GuiltyPleasures Austin shoot, she is a self taught, creative, laid back, artistic photographer who has been in the business about a year. She loves photography as an art, a beautiful form of expression and creativity. Sheeanna also paints, draws, and creates some props and costumes. As a whole she is silly, charismatic, a bit sarcastic, emotional, dependable, devoted and eccentric. Check out her online portfolio . You can contact Sheanna for her photography services at (512)897-9760
John Paul Wilson is a featured artist turned contributor. His popularity among Texas models and twenty somethings makes him an excellent score for our little mag. Risque, obnoxious, self centered, and hilarious. This photographer will be shooting with select artists throughout the year. In preparation for his new book release John Paul is working on his photography full time now, we are honored to have him dedicate a portion of his time to Austin Fusion. Hang tight folks it’s about to get racy.
Specializing in commercial and editorial photography, and he has made a name for himself when it comes to portraiture because of his emphasis on dramatic lighting. Shawn lives in Austin with his daughter and girlfriend, and spends his free time talking about lighting in his sleep.
You can contact him at Shawn@shawncollie.com
website : www.shawncollie.com
“this east coast native turned south to pursue his passion for the photograph.” you can
find his website at drewdvisions.tumblr.com
Bobbi Douglas & Kelli Wilson ,Known for their wide range and creative energy, this hair and
makeup duo has quickly become a popular choice for Austin’s top photographers, models and fashion designers. Their work has been featured in local and national magazines, adorned countless runways, walked red carpets and has graced television screens on many occasions. Their ambition and passion comes through in every aspect of their work, and their talent and attention to detail enable their clients to display a captivating and unforgettable image.
Smoak’N Kreations: Kymberliegh Smoak is the Artist behind Smoak’n Kreations. She is a wife & mother of 4, making her home just outside of Austin, while growing her mobile makeup/hair business. Visit www.smoaknkreations.com to see more
Fashion Stylist and Wardrobe Consultant
Leonardo D’Almagro a fashion professional providing individualized guidance on the clothing styles, colors, patterns and designs. Defines and customizes personal style to meet to meet individual needs and goals, enhance grooming regimen and clarify how to put everything together to appropriately project desired image for everyday life.Originally from Venezuela educated in Advertisement and Marketing gaining global experience while working in the Marketing department for several international companies. Styling and Wardrobe Consulting techniques are based on listening to the clients, identifying what works best for them and complementing with the latest fashion trends. Provide styling for fashion photographers, jewelry and fashion designers in Austin, Texas and abroad.
Lecia Harkins is well known in the hair and makeup industry as she has been in the business since 1987. She has worked on many films, print ads, runway shows, and has contributed her talents to many benefit shows. In 2009
Lecia won the Golden Boot Award at Austin Fashion Week for People’s Choice. She can make you a gruesome zombie or a glamor bride. She owns Russ&Company Salon along with Beauty on the Go. She provided makeup for our zombies in shoots with Jesse Dayton and Emily Kaye and for our zombiefied shoot with rock n roll girl band Guilty Pleasures.
Amy Evers has been an Austin based Hairstylist and Makeup Artist for eight years. Besides her love of Zombies she has worked on film sets, participated in Austin Fashion Week, is a features Artist in the upcoming RAW Austin show and most recently won Best Stylist for Curly Hair by Austin Monthly Magazine. She provided makeup for our zombies shoots with Jesse Dayton and Emily Kaye and for our zombiefied shoot with rock n roll girl band Guilty Pleasures.
Contact info: (512) 784-8718
When you hear the name Ivy Kim; you picture a spotlight that appears
over a woman full of glamour and style, hair as red as the carpet
itself, and a talent wanting respect and recognition. Who is this
popular yet unknown artist? She is known for her bold and creative
hairstyles that aren’t just outside the box; there is no box. She provided hair her MUA and hair skills to our “When in Rome” feature.