Linda Hughes, Editor-in-Chief, Co-Founder, Photographer
As a photographer and owner of Fuzebox Photography, her love of music and film shine through. She creates beautiful portraits of Austin’s finest musicians, capturing the artist in a natural pose and giving the fans a snapshot of the artist’s 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, Business Development
An entrepreneur and fashionista, she is owner of online clothing boutiue Electric Frenchie. As head of Business Development she will be helping us implement new revenue streams as the magazine evolves. She will maintain our business obligations and work with our team to expand readership.
David Bradley, Web Editor, puts the ‘dot com’ on the end of Austin Fusion Magazine. His passion for emerging talent ranges from tech to new music. In his day-to-day he designs, implements and manages eCommerce systems and web stores for independent retailers.
Willfully consuming new ideas and whitepapers, he uses the web to marry business with entrepreneurial vision.
Dawn Younger Smith, Fashion & Beauty Editor ,Her history is rich and colorful, working as a model/muse and make~up artist to the stars. Dawn modeled for the famous
Steven Arnold, who in the summer of 1976, helped Salvador Dalí with the creation and opening of Teatro Museo Dali in
Her celebrity client list extends the generations from Karen Elson to Patty Griffin her designs have been featured in many magazines such as Vogue Italia’s Couture Supplement, American Vogue September 2011, Elle Magazine, PEOPLE, Details Magazine and Rolling Stone just to name a few. In addition she has graced the pages of our beloved Austin based magazines : Austin Monthly, Austin Woman, Tribeza and Austin Chronicle. Dawn will be accepting submissions to be featured in the Fashion section via email or on our Facebook page. (email@example.com)
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 and breweries. She loves meeting new people and bringing a focus to Austin’s undiscovered and emerging talent.
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.
Lizabeth and Dustin, Food Editors, Writers, Having lived in Austin since 2005, Dustin and Lizabeth are avid food enthusiasts. When they are not moonlighting as food bloggers, Lizabeth is a general dentist and Dustin is an orthodontist in the Austin area, but not of the “Marathon Man” variety. When they are not drilling and filling, or researching (eating and drinking), or writing for the Austin Fusion Magazine, they can be found spending their time hanging out with their two boys, Gavin and Cash, or at gym trying really hard not to let all that researching show on their waistlines. Lizabeth also enjoys reading, photography, and posting food and kid pictures. Dustin’s hobbies include cycling and cross fit. They both, of course, love to eat and travel. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Clayton Hodges, Music/Photo Editor, Photographer, Writer,You have probably run into him if you have been to any number of local pubs and music venues in town. Born in Houston, Texas, he now 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. View his portfolio.
Blair Barnett, Music Writer, is a proud native Austinite, graduate of the University of Texas, orthodontist by day and music section editor for Fusion by night. Blair has been attending shows regularly since he was old enough toget into classic venues like Antone’s, Liberty Lunch and the Steamboat in the ’90s and has never stopped since. You’ll find Blair trying to catch at least a couple of shows a week while on the look out for Austin’s next big thing. email@example.com
Phillip Leach, Photographer,Writer says, “I was excited that my first assignment for Austin Fusion was shooting women’s apparel designer Dina Chavez.” 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.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Jade Shedd, Photographer, is an aspiring artist of photography, dreaming to blend the world of fashion and the surrealism of experimental ideas into their own intricate universe. She is currently attending Texas State University’s photography program where she continues to delve deeper into the complexities of the art. Known for creating her own sets from scratch, as well as her own costumes, she is a tenacious artist with limitless ability and endless creations. Email: email@example.com Blog: http://jadejadorephotography.
Shawn Collie, Photographer, specializes in commercial and editorial photography, and 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. View his portfolio.
Aaron Rimbey, Music and Fashion Photographer, has resided in Austin for almost a decade. Originally from Wisconsin, where he went to school for electronics, he came to Texas to escape the cold of the Midwest. After heading a security cam crew for ACL, where he retrofitted their existing cameras with low light lenses, Aaron purchased his first camera and headed out to the old Emo’s club to photograph his heroes. It wasn’t long before his work was featured in the Austin Chronicle and used by Sub Pop Record’s “King Tuff” to promote their West Coast tours. He specializes in promotional photos for bands and professionals. View his portfolio.
Amar Gupta, Photographer, is 22 years young, made in America—with Indian parts. His hometown Beaumont, Texas, has established its own place in his heart, and will forever be a part of him, but he plans on moving to California shortly after graduation, and on to Copenhagen after that. He is currently a photojournalism major at St. Edward’s University, and hopes to work for Vice Magazine later on. Amar has been documenting himself and his friends through photographs for the past few years, and it has ultimately led him to where he is today. He is also an avid skateboarder, writer and racquetball player. View his blog and his portfolio.
Jody Zung, Photographer, has been taking photographs ever since he got his hands on a hand me down Canon T70 shortly after high school. However, five years ago when he started shooting more digitally, he really started taking it more seriously. He doesn’t discriminate when it comes to taking a photo. Whether its a landscape, a fashion show, a portrait or a rock band, he enjoys capturing moments in time. By trade he’s a software engineer but photography and photo editing are his creative outlets.