We create an annual print publication that explores social and environmental consciousness through art and adventure.
Hi this is John (editor) and TJ (art director) from Skinny Dipper Magazine.
What does a typical day look like for you?
We both typically bike to work, but from there anything is possible. Often, our day will include some type of content activity (social media, blog, or making a magazine) and some type of business development (fundraising, event planning, story production). What our day lacks but will (hopefully) start to include: eureka moments that reveal how to turn a profit in the publishing world.
What inspired you to start your company?
We were tired of seeing “adventure” content that was beholden to equipment brands or dominated by extreme Everest’ers. And we were sick of seeing “art” content made by people who have no interest in the outdoor world, or its woes. We wanted to start a magazine whose stories merged art and adventure, and explored the most pressing questions or issues in those arenas. So we did, and we called our magazine Skinny Dipper, because we believe the best way to explore these ideas, if not life altogether, is by stripping down, being vulnerable, and diving in headfirst and naked.
What’s your favorite thing about Virginia?
The variety of seasons and geographies, the history, and the culture that has been co-created as a result.