WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS : The flexibility is wonderful. I have the ability to drive to my parents’ house last minute for lunch if I want, or if I have a morning where I am just not feeling creative, I can take a break and come back to my work later, and go ice skate.
FAVORITE CANDY/TREAT : Gummy bears. But they have to be Haribo. All others are hacks.
WHAT’S A RECENT FAVORITE FIND :
Used books on Amazon! I have gone nuts in the last few months stocking up on some awesome finds. Also the local antique store is pretty awesome.
TELL US HOW YOU GOT STARTED WITH LETTERING : I loved tattoo art in college and tried mimicking the tattoo lettering style for several projects (and was successful!), mostly because the fonts I was finding just weren’t cutting it. I ended up creating more lettering without realizing it was a thing and at my internship at Brunet-García Advertising I had the opportunity to letter a poster for them (The World of Foote) which ended up garnering a lot of attention and launched my lettering career. It was that project that also made me realize just how happy looking at letters made me.
ANY ADVICE FOR FELLOW ENTREPRENEURS : Work hard, stay humble and get your work out there. Don’t be afraid to take risks. And stay sickening optimistic.
WHO’S A FELLOW ENTREPRENEUR YOU’RE CRUSHING ON RIGHT NOW : Mary Kate McDevitt, Jessica Hische, and Adam Grason. If you haven’t seen Adam’s work, you ought to, he’s got some killer color work.