Lead Design & Relationship Manager

Name:  Nisha

BKA: @nat.u.ral | @NaturalKnotz

Hometown: Pittsburgh

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


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Sourcing Manager & Lead Seamstress of Ceremonies

Name: Nicole

BKA:  @Penny.Lane.Dreadful

Hometown: Pittsburgh

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. 

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Photography & Creative Director

Alex (@rockonalex)

Name: Alex

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

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  Manager of Production & Inventory

Name: Jasmine 

Hometown: Pittsburgh

Creative inspiration: 

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

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Digital Marketing and Data Management Specialist

Name: Meg Riley

BKA: @toneybaloney

Hometown: Pittsburgh 

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

Favorite quote(s): 

 “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