Visual Designer | Art Director
WHAT STEPS DID YOU TAKE TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?
I have a BFA in Graphic Design, 3+ years in Advertising & currently run my own design studio.
FOR OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR FIELD, WHAT DO THEY USUALLY LACK?
The willingness to work with my clients as partners & coming to the right solution together. It's all part of the process & being willing to be flexible is extremely important.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
Illustrations, architecture photography & a content how-to website.
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE/PERSPECTIVE/TASTE? DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT REPRESENTS THIS?
color, geometric, minimal & clean.
WE ARE ALL SLASHIES WITH MULTIPLE SKILLS, WHICH ONE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD DO MORE OFTEN?
Currently I'm focusing more on digital & web design w/ a fashion / beauty angle.
WHAT IS FRUSTRATING YOU RIGHT NOW?
Switching from creative work to business work is always tricky. It's the right vs. left brain, but both can be equally rewarding.
IF YOU COULD HIRE SOMEONE FOR $20/HR, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE THEM DO TO MAKE YOUR DAY EASIER?
Set up coffee dates w/ every creative in Los Angeles!
LET'S BRING OUT THE TIME MACHINE. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE TOLD YOURSELF, WHEN, AND WHY?
To listen to those inklings when I was restless & then go for it! No looking back.
IF YOU COULD TALK TO AN EXPERT TO GAIN MORE INSIGHT ON SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
The next color / design trend. And what people will need in the next decade or so regarding tech & business.
WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITIES/PROJECTS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
Web design, brand identity, print, art direction.
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL JOB/CLIENT/COLLABORATION.
I love working with clients that are excited about the project as I am & are open to exploring new ideas & approaches.
WHAT IS YOUR HOURLY RATE, RETAINER, OR SALARY RANGE?
It varies depending by project. Projects usually start around $1,000-5,000.
HOW SHOULD SOMEONE APPROACH YOU ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER?
Email & set up a coffee/tea date.
HOW DO YOU STAY CREATIVE?
museums, music, nature, architecture, Asian food.
Last one, Who's in your go-to squad?
This member profile was originally published in October 2016.