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Interviewed by Claire Hurwitz Staszak

“Confidence is something that only comes with more and more practice. Being out in the world and talking about your work and presenting your work to people is the only way to gain self-empowerment…”

“I am the owner of a business that will someday be very successful and I have to constantly convince myself of that in order to project that onto future clients and colleagues. ”   View the article.

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Crain’s Chicago Business

by Robert Loerzel

“Chicagoan Erin Chlaghmo, a School of the Art Institute grad, seeks to raise $20,000 with a Kickstarter campaign to launch Relativity Textiles, a line of locally made wallpapers. “I’ve spent the last year putting together a collection of wallpaper patterns that come from my own artwork, my own drawings,” she says in her Kickstarter video. The patterns are inspired by traditional rugs, tile designs and printed fabrics from around the globe.  She has raised more than $3,800 so far with the campaign, which runs through Feb. 8. Rewards include a 30-foot-by-27-inch roll of handmade wallpaper of your choice of pattern and color for $200.”  View the article.