At this time of year, we are all making mental lists of what we are thankful for and the team at Artisan Creative is, too. Here are some of the things we are thankful for in 2012:

Artisan President Katty Douraghy has gotten into the habit of being thankful every day but today she chooses: “My good health, my family who is always there to give love and support, and for our dedicated and hard working team at Artisan.”


Founder Jamie Douraghy: ”I’m most thankful for true friends, a close family and a wonderful group of caring people that I get to work with every day!”

Senior Account Manager & Recruiter Carol Conforti: “This year I am thankful for having the wedding and honeymoon trip of a lifetime this past year and everyone that came to share it with us; the supportive and unwavering love of my husband, Phillip; good health for my family and friends; and a fun and invigorating career.”

Creative Recruiting Manager Jamie Grossman: “I am thankful for my caring husband, children, family and friends. It’s been a year of many blessings and happy occasions as well as a few sad times. I am grateful to share life’s ups and downs with my loved ones.”

Marketing & Project Manager Jess Bedford: “I’m thankful for my happy, healthy, growing family. It may sound simple, but there’s nothing quite like a year of births and a wedding in your immediate family to make the heart swell a little bigger!”

Talent Manager Laura Burns: “I am thankful that I have a job, a nice place to live, beautiful weather, my family, my hubby, and my pug, Jakey.”

Talent Manager Maggie Grant: “I am thankful for my health, and for my supportive friends and family. Also to be working for a company that holds ethical values and encourages travel and leading balanced lives.”

Account Manager Rachelle Lieppman: “I am thankful for my beautiful family, friends and coworkers. And try to remind myself of that every morning before I start my day, but even more so around this time of the year. Here’s to a happy and healthy holiday season!”

Bookkeeper Stephanie Jacobs: “I am thankful to be living in California, especially in Los Angeles. There is so much contrast and variety in the landscapes, climate, culture, lifestyles, incomes, arts, food and entertainment. It is such an inspiring place to live.”

And me? I’m thankful for my daughter letting me be such a big part of her life as a teenager, my son for being such a giving and thoughtful person, my husband for supporting me in everything I want to do, and for the opportunities I have to be creative every day, at work and in life.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wendy Stackhouse, for Artisan Creative