it all begins on TUESDAY,
APRIL 3, 2018.

Welcome to the official place for all things #The100DayProject!

It's the *fifth* annual #The100DayProject. That's 500 days of people all over the world creating and sharing. Pretty rad, right? Curious to know more and get in on the fun? 


Wanna play?


You'll get all of the details and our super motivating podcast!


Follow #The100DayProject leaders Elle Luna at @elleluna and Lindsay Jean Thomson @lindsayjeanthomson.


You'll do this action every day for 100 days, posting each instance of 100 on your Instagram account.


Tag your Instagram with #The100DayProject (so we can all find you!) and add your own unique project hashtag (so that all of your posts will sit nicely together). Include both hashtags on every post!


Create and post every day until July 11th. It's okay if you miss a day! Keep going. Reading this after April 3rd? Any day is a good day to start #The100DayProject!

We're kicking this year off with a podcast featuring some of our favorite makers:


Michael BiErut

What did you think when you saw that a group of us had taken your 100 Day Project from Yale and put it on the Internet?
— Elle to Michael Beirut, a graphic designer, design critic and educator who designed the logo for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and started The 100 Day Project.

Tina Essmaker

I’ll never forget it: ‘You are an artist,’ he said. ‘You have always been an artist.’
— Tina Essmaker, a coach, writer, and speaker who cofounded The Great Discontent and served as Editor in Chief, speaking with more than 250 notable artists, writers, and creative troublemakers.

Desirée De León

My work as a scientist isn’t so different from my work as an artist.
— Desiree De Leon, a neuroscientist and illustrator who creates tiny drawings featuring small household objects through her #100daysoftinythings project.

sara combs

The 100 day project got me creating for myself again. I’m so grateful for that!
— Sara Combs, an artist and designer creating experiences in the digital and physical worlds, most recently in the Mojave Desert at The Joshua Tree House

Get the interviews sent straight to your inbox by signing up for our newsletter. It's just the inspiration and motivation you need to get started with your very own #The100DayProject.


Want more support with your project?


If you're ready to work through your creative blocks and be the artist you want to be – the artist you Must be – The 100 Day Collective is for you.

It's a 15 week group program with weekly lessons, a dedicated community, and a ton of you-can-do-it inspiration for makers participating in #The100DayProject. But really, it's like a weekly creative pep talk and a big group hug (if you're into that kinda thing). Because a hundred days is a marathon, not a sprint – you'll go farther and have more fun when you do it with us. 



Who's behind #The100DayProject and Collective?



Elle Luna paints, designs, and writes. She previously worked as a designer at IDEO and with teams on apps and websites, including Medium, Mailbox, and Uber. She speaks to groups around the world sharing the story of “The Crossroads of Should and Must,” and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her new book, Your Story Is Your Power, co-authored with Susie Herrick, is due March 2018. Follow Elle on Instagram at instagram.com/elleluna.


Lindsay Jean Thomson is a writer and cofounder of Women Catalysts. She designs and facilitates learning experiences that help people bring their creative side to life. Since 2016, Lindsay has been chronicling her experience with breast cancer for VICE. She was diagnosed two weeks after her 33rd birthday and has made it part of her personal mission to increase education and awareness, particularly in young people. She's currently working on a script.