Tina Roth Eisenberg – Don’t complain, Create


Tina Roth Eisenberg believes in taking one’s personal projects seriously! She sets a thoughtful example for all of us and has recently given several inspiring talks (see link below) explaining how she finds her passion in the projects that speak from her own heart rather than from a client’s perspective.


Eisenberg started swissmiss in 2005 as a personal visual archive. Little did she know that it would eventually grow into a popular design journal with an average of 1 million unique visitors a month.

She grew up in Speicher (AR), Switzerland, and was influenced by renowned Swiss design. In 1999, after completing her design studies in Geneva and Munich, she moved to New York. She has worked at several prominent NYC design firms, including Thinkmap, where she served as Design Director and helped design the award-winning Visual Thesaurus. In 2006 she started her own design studio with a variety of thriving side projects (Labors of Love) that organically grew into other small companies.

Visual Thesaurus

Visual Thesaurus

Art Directors Club Kiosk

Art Directors Club Kiosk

Eisenberg recently decided to go on an indefinite client sabbatical and in doing so:

  • She founded and runs a global monthly lecture series called CreativeMornings
  • co-created a to-do app called TeuxDeux
  • founded a designy temporary tattoo shop called Tattly
  • founded and run a co-working space called FRIENDS
  • all the while continuing her blog swissmiss

Home page for featured topic at Creative Mornings


Illustration for Tattly website

Find Tina Roth Eisenberg on Twitter.

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