Lead Design & Relationship Manager
BKA: @nat.u.ral | @NaturalKnotz
Creative inspiration/icon/muse/role model: My Mom, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Diane Von Furstenberg, Oprah, Michelle Obama, & anyone I've ever seen rock the hell out of something (Vintage).
Favorite local spot: There's 3 Living Juicy Raw Cafe on Ellsworth, Everyday Cafe and Market Street Wine Bar, amazzzing spots!
What 3 artists are you vibing to right now?: New Vinyls from Jerrys
Favorite Quote (s): "Go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission." -Grace Hopper
"Let us not grow weary in well doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up." [ Galatians 6:9]
What are you reading right now? Van Jones.
For Speaking and workshop inquiries: Goto Knotzland.com/NishaBlackwell or click here
Sourcing Manager & Lead Seamstress of Ceremonies
Creative inspiration/icon/muse/role model: Marilyn Manson ♡
Favorite local spot: Dobra Tea in Squirrel Hill
What 3 artists are you vibing to right now?:
1. Alexander McQueen (late fashion designer)
2. Fiona Apple
3. The music and fashion of the late Amy Winehouse
Favorite Quote: "Now begin in the middle, and laterlearn the beginning; the end will take care of itself." -Harlan Ellison
What are you reading right now? The Asylym, True Tales of Madness from a Life in Fashion by Simon Doonan.
How you hooked up with Knotzland: I discovered Knotzland through a local coffee shop in Pittsburgh, when the owner informed me the creator was in need of a seamstress. I saw an article in Local Pittsburgh about the company and fell in love. It was truly an inspiration and fate that intertwined us together.
Photography & Creative Director
Hometown: Irwin, PA
Creative inspiration/icon/muse/role model: A lot of people in the art community seem to have lost their way. Art is about expressing yourself and promoting positivity and inspiration. I always keep that in mind. I have been receiving a lot of inspiration and motivation from Casey Neistat lately. His work ethic is unreal.
Favorite local spot: Big Dog Coffee in the South Side is my favorite place right now.
What 3 artists are you vibing to right now?: LCD Soundsystem (James Murphy is the goat), Logic, Fleet Foxes, and Chance The Rapper. I picked 4... Rules were meant to be broken.
What are you reading right now? I am currently reading Shoe Dog by Phil Knight.
How you hooked up with Knotzland: Jeez, I really don't know the whole process. I had been sending out an extremely basic portfolio to people trying to find someone willing to give me a shot. I woke up one morning and had an email from Knotzland. I think some guys from Thrill Mill hooked it up, and I couldn't have been more lucky.
For Photography inquiries go click here or go to www.alexcorrie.com
Manager of Production & Inventory
Favorite local spot: Knotzland (duuuh!)
What 3 artists are you vibing to right now?: Donell Jones, India Arie and Bryson Tiller
Favorite quote(s): "When you learn how much you're worth, you will stop giving people discounts."
"Don't cling to a mistake just because you spent alot of time making it."
What are you reading right now?: I'm currently reading Starting and Running a Business All-in-One by Colin Barrow
Digital Marketing and Data Management Specialist
Name: Meg Riley
Creative inspiration: Andy Warhol, Madonna, Jean Michel-Basquait, Prince, Will Ferrel and Alex Corrie. Art is about being genuine and expressing yourself however the hell you want.
Favorite local spot: Jerome Bettis Grill. I love their ranch.
What 3 artists are you vibing to right now?: Led Zeppelin, Weeknd, Fleetwood Mac
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”- Andy Warhol
“To me, the whole process of being a brush stroke in someone else’s painting is a little difficult.” -Madonna
"I just do art because I’m ugly and there’s nothing else for me to do.” -Andy Warhol
What are you reading right now?: Nasty Galaxy