How do you train your creative muscle?
I have a tote bag full of art supplies that I carry with me on the weekends to coffee shops. I spend a few hours developing a concept, illustration, or just plainly sketching what I have in front of me. In the fall, I really enjoy taking part in Inktober, which allows me to be very consistent in my drawing. Lastly, I really enjoy toys and interior designs, so I like visiting galleries, showrooms, and museum gift stores to look at beautiful objects and publications.
How have communities like Ladies Who Create impacted you?
When you’re growing your career and developing new skills, it really matters who you’re looking up to for new habits and perspectives in your practice. Circles like Ladies Who Create help share best practices and advice among creatives who I can relate to and who are invested in making the industry more inclusive.
Who do you look to for inspiration?
A few of them are womxn design leaders at Dropbox: Roxy Aliaga in UX Writing, Angel Steger, Michelle Morrison, Elizabeth Gilmore. I get to work with these womxn who have tremendous drive and experience in their field. Outside of work, I admire Erika Hall (Mule Design), Angelica McKinley (Google Doodles), Amy Hood (Hoodzpah).