It's that time of the year again where we round up 10 rising creative talents from the fields of art, music, design, literature, interior design, and even food. For this year's Creative It List, we asked experts from each field to pick that one up-and-coming name that stands out from the rest. And the nominees are...
1. Ara Chawdhury (Film Director)
Nominated by: Philbert Dy
"Ara skillfully captures the beautiful mess that is us."
2. Jap Mikel (Graphic Design Artist)
Nominated by: Dan Matutina
"His illustration style is angular, dynamic, and packed with emotions."
3. Issay Rodriguez (Visual Artist)
Nominated by: Isa Lorenzo
"I asked her to do a show in Silverlens a few month's later. She did not disappoint."
4. Josh Galvez (Art Director)
Nominated by: Merlee Jayme
"One word can perfectly describe Josh's creative life: perseverance."
5. Ed Lacson Jr. (Theater Director and Set Designer)
Nominated by: Gino Gonzales
"The theater community is now blessed with a young designer with the ability to effectively deal with both concerns, whether he directs and designs a play or simply designs it for another director."
6. Ems Eliseo and Nikki Buensalido (Architects)
Nominated by: Jason Buensalido
"They extract the metaphysical aspects of Filipino culture and decipher how it can be applied in architecture."
7. Jordy Navarra (Chef)
Nominated by: Clinton Palanca
"Jordy helms the kitchen with none of the histrionics associated with chefs on television."
8. Paula and Nikki Rodriguez (Furniture Designers)
Nominated by: Vito Selma
"Paula and Nikki have different styles yet when you put them together, they blend seamlessly."
9. Ourselves the Elves (Musicians)
Nominated by: Erwin Romulo
"This is the kind of pop music that means something."
10. Regine Cabato (Writer)
Nominated by: Sarge Lacuesta
"Her poems prove that maturity doesn't necessarily come with age—it comes with perspective and position."
Read the full feature inside our August issue here.