After our visit to the ICA, we got together to chat with Jessica Sutton, a graphic designer with her own studio in the neighborhood. We didn’t have a chance to see the studio itself, but it sounds like we’d feel right at home there—it’s a floor filled with people who specialize in a variety of areas, ranging from photography to social media to ceramics. If someone is looking for expertise outside of their own area, they can easily seek out someone to lend a helping hand.

Jessica, the former in-house designer for Fresh, has had the opportunity to watch the development of Boston’s design and fashion communities from their roots over the past few years. She even told us about a fantastic new electronic music school, MMMMaven—it’s on our list of places to check out for our next trip to Boston!