1) Describe what you do in a few words.
I’m an Art Director and Graphic Designer living in Los Angeles, CA. When I’m not doing that, I’m a Behance Ambassador and an event producer for AIGA Los Angeles. Design pretty much consumes everything I do. When I’m not designing, I’m thinking about designing.
2) Who, dead or alive, would you love to collaborate with?
Studio Number One! I really love their work.
3) What 3 things should any Behancer visiting LA do?
1. Drop on by Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore in Hollywood or Santa Monica
2. Visit the Banksys
3. Come to one of the Behance / AIGA LA Meetups!
4) What creative work are you obsessed with right now?
- Lowman: I can’t think of the words to describe his work right now. It just makes me very happy.
- The Heads of State’s Great Gatsby Business Cards Poster: Fitzgerald is so gracious to allow his readers to be a fly on the wall during these fictional, decadent parties of the 1920’s. The Heads of State take took it a step further and created story-specific cards for all of the guests at the party. Even the addresses correspond correctly to the characters and if I wasn’t aware of that fact I’d assume they were standing right there next to Mr. Carroway throughout the whole ordeal.
Great Gatsby Business Cards Poster
- Speaking of Typography, Lucas Sharp’s Hera font: We saw a little preview of it at TypeCon 2010 before it was released. I’ve been dying to add it to my collection ever since and it’s finally available for purchase!
- Typofonderie: Two things I would love to see in neon are Jean Francois Porchez’s lovely concept for the Moulin Rouge #jfp and the words, “free beer.”
- “I love Los Angeles” postcard series by Kristen Williams.: I received this series in a lovely transparent envelope. I really enjoy getting treats like this as I dread checking the mail. My postbox is always packed with things I don’t need or ever want. In an ocean of junk mail, it’s a perfect life preserver.
- Juan F. Leguizamon – pretty much everything. If you pressed me, I’d tell you about his nautical series, which follows the adventures of a broken-hearted sea captain and his new pal, the sea monster. I’m not talking about the sea monster that uses your vessel as a toothpick, I’m talking about the one that carries you to school and takes back your milk money. Juan F. Leguizamon gets it. His fun, clever style is enough to convert any land-locked unbeliever to parish of the sea.
5) What did you do on your last perfect day?
It started out as a stressful day. It was a Sunday afternoon, and I had so much to do. My boyfriend Wes suggested we forget about all of that, drive down to Castaic Lake and rent a rowboat. We just floated around on the water. It was perfect.
6) What’s your favorite routine?
7) What’s the best thing you bought this year?
Three Twitter Accounts you go to for inspiration?
I only get 3?
- Mule Design Studio (@muledesign) – Always gives some pretty swell advice
- Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman ) – Of course! If like podcasts, Design Matters is a real treat.
- Proxart Magazine (@Proxart) – I know it’s cheating. I just couldn’t help myself, I love this magazine. They feature innovative new artists from the suburbs.
-The Dieline (@TheDieline) – An incredible collection of package design. The Dieline is to packaging what mimosas are to Sundays.