You. Such a zest for life you have! Snazzy South End restaurants? On your speed dial. Red Sox players? They text you for tips. We get it - you're in the know.

So we thought we'd turn you on to some other forms of Boston star power - our very own Next Big Things. Each week, you'll meet up-and-coming chefs, fashion designers, authors, rockers, artists and yoga instructors. There might be a meter maid-turned-poet, plumber or philanthropist. On the outside, their stories may not seem so similar, but on the inside, these folks share common ground. With fire in the belly, a heart packed with passion, they excel. They express. They contribute. Put simply, they make Boston tick. Just like you.

We call them BOLDFACERS.




Lisa Pierpont is the founder and editor-in-chief of Boldfacers.com. She is also the editor-in-chief of Boston Common Magazine. Prior to Boldfacers.com, Lisa was a three-time Emmy Award-winning producer for the Chronicle show, a nightly newsmagazine on WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Boston. Over her 15 year tenure, she produced half-hour shows on art theft and autism, the death penalty, last chance schools for troubled teens, and the inside workings of the Atlantic Monthly; boarded a freak-out supersonic flight on the Concorde, and survived a tricky landing on a tiny airstrip in St. Barth; profiled a Harvard professor hunting extraterrestrials, an author in search of his homeless father, and a child of Chernobyl seeking a new start in America. For the show, she traveled to all over the United States as well as Venice, London, Paris, and the Caribbean. A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Lisa also contributes to various publications, including DailyCandy.com, Boston Common Magazine, the Boston Globe ("Ask the Sartorialist" columnist), Improper Bostonian ("Best of Boston" style awards), Boston Magazine ("Ask the Fashionologist" and "Best of Boston" style awards) and continues to freelance produce for Chronicle. 

Filmmaker/Principal Photographer 

From a young age, Ian always knew he would be capturing images -- moving or still. After Graduating from Boston University for Film and Television, Ian spent the next two years working for SCOUT Productions on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and ABC Family's "Knock First." Staying in Boston, he worked on various features such as "Mona Lisa Smile" and "Fever Pitch." In 2005, Ian turned his sights on smaller projects and non-profits. He spent time creating video and photographic content for such organizations as Young Audiences, Teen Empowerment, and The African Presidential Archives and Research Center. Ian has also taken his passion for photography more into the spotlight, shooting for Stuff@Night magazine and various New England-based companies. Ian currently resides in South Boston with his wife; both are aspiring Boldfacers!

Managing Producer 

Say "cheerio" to the new girl! Irish-born Ciara Hunt moved to Boston from Toronto three years ago after living in London, Paris and Madrid. She has edited and managed Hello!, InStyle, The World of Interiors and Tatler magazines. She was the Royal Commentator for the Candadian Broadcasting Corporation. (The Irish girl, living in Boston, commenting on the British royals for Canadian TV? Yup.) She’s won walk-offs with America’s Next Top Model judge, Miss J, partied with Sarah Jessica Parker, joked with Prince William and Duchess Kate and chaired the star-studded AMFAR galas. And now, the illustrious lass is working with Boldfacers. Ciara also manages her own consulting business and is co-chairing a VIP dinner for the Mass Art Fashion Show. Off-hours, she loves to drag her kids around the globe in search of a new adventure.


Eric launched his photography career in 2002 selling his fine art prints on the corner of Dartmouth and Newbury Streets. His pictures caught the eye of a local magazine editor and -- shutter click! -- a star was born. Since then, Eric's photographs have graced the covers of Sante Magazine, Spectacular Homes, Where Boston, and many others. A graduate of Worcester's Clark University and Sorbornne University's film school in Paris, his award-winning work has won him celebrity sessions with Morgan Freeman, Eliza Dushku, Ziggy Marly and more.

Project Director

After graduating from Lafayette College, Allison started her career in the creative department at advertising giant Lowe & Partners, working alongside some of the industry's top talents on brands like Diet Coke, Sony, and Mercedes Benz. Two years later, she joined Tiffany & Co.'s Design team and began working on one of the world's most storied brands. As Director of Creative Services, she worked with artists such as Herb Ritts, Hiro and Ruben Toledo to produce some of Tiffany's most memorable images. Fast forward five years and several hundred miles, Allison is now the Senior Vice President and Director of Creative Management at Arnold Worldwide in Boston.

Creative Director

Adam Larson is an award winning graphic artist who was born in Boston, MA. After four years studying fine art, illustration and photography at Syracuse University, he returned to Boston to pursue a career in graphic design. Adam currently works for Arnold as a VP Creative Director and sustains his own design / illustration business called Adam&Co. Larson has done work for clients such as Estée Lauder, truth, Sony, Dreamworks, Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney, Harper Collins, Penguin, Marshall Fields, Virgin Mobile, John Deere, Tommy Hilfiger, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, and Travel & Leisure. Both his illustration and design work have been showcased in numerous books and magazines that focus on contemporary art and design. His work has been recognized for excellence by various organizations including the Clio Awards, The Andy Awards, One Show, The Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, and Print. Larson's personal work has been exhibited in Boston, New York and Los Angeles. He also recently launched a quarterly international culture, art and design glossy called Lemon.


Sean Flynn is a correspondent for GQ and a contributing editor for Parade. He was a reporter for the Boston Phoenix and the Boston Herald, where he wrote mostly about crime, and a senior editor at Boston magazine. He is the author of three books, including 3000 Degrees: The True Story of a Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought It, which was based on an Esquire story that won the 2001 National Magazine Award for reporting.

On-air Dude

Being born in the Midwest, Brogan Graham knows the difference between right and wrong...for example, when he saw an opportunity early in 2005 to join Boston’s first Pedicab service he made the right choice by diving in head first.  Graduating from Northeastern in 2006, “BG” knew that getting right out into the work force would be the wrong move.  After traveling the world teaching English for two years “BG” landed back in Boston as a Boldfacer.  Being the on-air host of the "Street Shots," “BG” aimed to take innocent Bostonians by storm.  Some think he’s funny, some think he’s charming, and some are frightened, but all agree that he is bold.  Joining the team at Boldfacers.com wasn’t much of a choice for BG, it simply just fit and felt right.

Contributing Writer

Myles Gordon is a freelance writer/producer/poet living near Boston. A long-time Emmy-award winning producer for WCVB TV, Gordon is about to graduate from the Vermont College of Fine Arts with an MFA in poetry. In 2008, he received an honorable mention in the AWP Intro Awards. He also is a past winner of the Grolier Poetry Prize. His poetry has appeared in dozens of magazines and he was recenty 
anthologized in the book "Awake! A reader for the Sleepless" (Soft Skull Press).



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