It was pretty much unanimous - we all learned so much from our conversation with Wendy MacNaughton and left feeling so inspired by her.  Wendy is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and graphic journalist whose work has appeared in places like The Wall Street Journal, Lucky Peach and 7x7.  Wendy's warmth, candor and sense of humor really connected with all of us in the room and we loved getting to know the amazing woman behind the drawings.  We got to ask Wendy questions about how she transitioned from social worker to full time artist and she gave us plenty of insight on both her professional and personal life and how they intersect.  Many thanks to Wendy for volunteering her time and to our friends at Framed Data for sponsoring the delicious food from Bi Rite.

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About our speaker

Wendy MacNaughton is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and graphic journalist whose books include Meanwhile in San FranciscoThe City in Its Own Words, Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology, and The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming A Wine Expert. Her work has appeared in places like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Lucky Peach, 7x7, and Print Magazine. She is the co-founder of the popular tumblr turned book Pen & Ink, Tattoos and The Stories Behind Them (Fall, 2014) and is currently working on the illustrated cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat with the chef Samin Nosrat (Spring, 2015). She lives in San Francisco with two cats, one dog and her partner, writer Caroline Paul.  Learn more about Wendy at

About our sponsor

Framed Data is a predictive analytics company that tells you why your customers are about to leave, and why they stay on your product. The data science and machine learning algorithms behind our product is complicated; the user experience in front of it is simple. If your company cares about user retention, check out Framed! Also, if any of you are interested in data science or tech startups, the Framed team is more than happy to grab a coffee to talk analytics. You can e-mail them at:

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