54 - Maker Month with Graphic Designer Paul Haggerty The Slaw: Staying On Top of Pittsburgh

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Meet graphic designer Paul Haggerty. His moody aesthetic and vintage vibe can be seen locally on T-shirts, stickers and pins. “I try to imagine what that would be like if the 70s never ended,”  Haggerty explains. You might have recently seen his “we’ll make it together” designs for sale at Workshop PGH. When asked what it is like seeing his work out in the world, Haggerty admits to being overly excited and even sometimes snapping a secret photo. “It’s cool that it resonated with somebody enough to buy it. It’s a big deal for somebody to spend money on your stuff.” Growing up, Haggerty watched his parents handle merch and posters for his dad’s band. From there, a notable career day field trip to an ad agency helped him realize that he wanted to be a graphic designer -- even if no one around him quite understood what that meant. In this episode, Haggerty shares some of his many “pandemic projects,” what inspires him and his dream project. Plus, what’s the one thing you should know this week? It’s the much-anticipated opening of the Tal and Bert Mercantile in Dormont. 
 
Links in this episode:
 
Paul Haggerty on Instagram
Paul Haggerty on Threadless
Paul Haggerty Designs
 
Tal & Bert housewares

Meet graphic designer Paul Haggerty. His moody aesthetic and vintage vibe can be seen locally on T-shirts, stickers and pins. “I try to imagine what that would be like if the 70s never ended,”  Haggerty explains. You might have recently seen his “we’ll make it together” designs for sale at Workshop PGH. When asked what it is like seeing his work out in the world, Haggerty admits to being overly excited and even sometimes snapping a secret photo. “It’s cool that it resonated with somebody enough to buy it. It’s a big deal for somebody to spend money on your stuff.” Growing up, Haggerty watched his parents handle merch and posters for his dad’s band. From there, a notable career day field trip to an ad agency helped him realize that he wanted to be a graphic designer -- even if no one around him quite understood what that meant. In this episode, Haggerty shares some of his many “pandemic projects,” what inspires him and his dream project. Plus, what’s the one thing you should know this week? It’s the much-anticipated opening of the Tal and Bert Mercantile in Dormont. 
 
Links in this episode:
 
Paul Haggerty on Instagram
Paul Haggerty on Threadless
Paul Haggerty Designs
 
Tal & Bert housewares