My friend Celeste Prevost uprooted a while back and moved to San Francisco. It was a sad loss for the Denver creative community although she and her hubby occasionally pop back into the scene here in Denver to take part in local design and art shows. Celeste was one of the more talented young designers I had ran into in Denver until she took off on a cross-country try-a-city journey. She was one of my very first MySpace friends back when we still actually used MySpace. She has kept herself busy and held fast to a simple aesthetic building a strikingly simple, colorful and cleanly designed body of work. It appears there have been a few updates as of late and it’s worth dropping in on her site to see what she’s been up to.
Notes On Design has posted an interview with one-time-Denverite and personal friend Celeste Prevost. I think Celeste was my first MySpace friend back when people still actually used MySpace. Celeste recently relaunched her personal portfolio site where she labors under the name Design Is Fine. It most certainly is under hand as well. She was by far one of the most talented young designers I had ever met in Denver and had an unbridled passion for art and design that was genuinely infectious. When she left for greener (or snowier) pastures in Minneapolis, her absence was mourned by the local creative community.
She is married to another talented Denver-expat Rob Angermuller who works under the name Lifter Baron. Rob is a fantastic talent as well. Congratulations on the recent projects Celeste. I miss you both.
Celeste, in my humble opinion, is one of the best young local designers we ‘had’ in this city and now she is going the way of the birds. It is a shame really because she is genuinely talented. She is talented enough that two former high-up creatives from Fallon saw her goods and decided to take her in at their new shop, Zeus Jones in Minneapolis. Sadder still, she is taking her boyfriend Rob with her who was also very talented and works under the name Lifter Baron.
Its sad that you hear a lot of low-murmur whining in the Denver advertising and design community about the lack of talent and jobs available here, and that there is ‘not really much going on’. Then when we do have some raw talent here just waiting to create an impact, we let it go to somewhere else that apparently ‘is happening’.
Someone should have nabbed Celeste when they had the chance. She will truly be missed by those of us who know from firsthand experience just how far she may go.