• Meet the manager!

    Monday Sep 08 2014

    What do you do? (include job at Magpie, as well as outside jobs/activities)

    I am a manager and buyer at Magpie. I get to collaborate with our phenomenal team in the store every day, connect with talented local and national artists and makers, and hand-pick new products to share with our discerning and stylish customers. I am also a fine artist. Printmaking is my medium of choice at the moment.

    Describe your personal style.

    My personal style is simple and classic. I love...

  • Meet the owner!

    Thursday Apr 24 2014

    In the small business community, everyone knows everyone.  But you, out there, on the internet, might not have the chance to meet Magpie's amazing staff in person!  So this series, Meet the Staff, will give you an introduction to these awesome people.

    First up, Magpie owner, Dave Sakowski. 


    How did you start Magpie?
    Magpie was started by myself and 4 friends in 2004...
  • Meet the illustrator!

    Thursday Apr 24 2014

    Ali Durfey is the teeny little beast behind Magpie's signage.  She has been designing Magpie's written style for the last year, and we couldn't love it more!

    What do you do?

    I enjoy creating a positive and soothing aesthetic in visual design, while incorporating sign-making and merchandising into my role at Magpie. As a background, merchandising, illustration and hand lettered fonts and logos are my strong suit, but what brings out my true sass are my...