In our editorial series, Studio Visits, we explore varying creative processes by connecting with creatives of all types. Since its founding, LCD’s intention has been to support and nurture contemporary arts and independent creators with unique points of view. This series will focus on the personality behind these individually developed processes, by examining the people and passions behind the work.
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Every day is so different for me but my best days are the ones that start with some sort of physical activity. Working out might not sound creative but I definitely feel like it’s key for my mind and body to wake up and feel energized.
I’m a very visual learner and have a bit of a photographic memory so I often save images for reference and use them to show clients what I’m thinking. Not every reference should come from the internet so I need to balance my online inspirations with reading, visiting creative spaces, and walking outdoors. I consulted on a landscape design project recently and walking around neighborhoods really helped me to see how gardens develop in the context of the spaces they’re in.
Name a few things that inspire your creative decisions.
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What’s your favorite part of being an independent creative?
I love that I am meeting new people constantly. Since I work on so many different types of projects and often on large productions I get to interact with so many different specialists and I really love the variety. Set designers, Florists, Cobblers, Milliners all teach me something new every day! I also love that when I finish a project I have the flexibility to take time to travel.
As a creator, how do you keep an equilibrium between bringing your own unfiltered creativity through vs tailoring your choices towards a specific project?
I am always trying to find that balance. I find it helpful to look at what I do as creative problem-solving. I’m grateful that I get to bring my ideas to the table but ultimately I know that it’s only a success if it generates a solution on all fronts.
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Do you have any other outlets or mediums for creativity that you seek?
Traveling! Seeing how big and beautiful the world is keeps me humble and engaged. Since international travel doesn't seem like an option this year I have been watching a lot of Nowness especially their residence and garden series which have become my happy place during quarantine. Beyond that, I am excited to safely explore more of California.
Where do you feel most productive?
Although work often takes me on the road or around the city for long stretches at a time I feel most comfortable creating at home. I’ve put a lot of love into making my house my own hideaway. For my birthday last year I converted my garage into this green indoor-outdoor pool house and I am more thankful than ever to have that space now. It has lots of natural light and a big wood slab workspace but also an overstuffed sofa I can curl up on and read or watch something when I need some inspiration or disconnect for a moment.
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An outfit that you would be happy to have on repeat?
I don’t know about just one outfit but I love volume and color and neutrals and simplicity... I have a big closet for a reason BUT when I travel carry on only!
LCD stands for Lust, Covet, Desire… what are you currently LCD’ing?
For Black Lives to Matter.
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