1. Daily ritual?
S: Taking mini quiet breaks throughout the day helps me clear my head, re-focus, and leaves room to daydream.
J: I usually drink 1/2 of my coffee before I open any emails.
2. Best creative (or business) advice?
S: 1. Leap before you look. (Black Mountain College philosophy) 2. Collaborate! 3. Always play tennis against a stronger opponent.
J: Work and it will lead to something. (Charles Eames)
3. Current inspiration sources?
S: Books! John Pawson, Jasper Morrison, Gio Ponti, and all things Italian Modernism.
J: Books, taking walks, cooking, and not being at my desk.
4. Favorite podcast(s)?
S: Ideally any filled with fun facts that are under 20 minutes. Planet Money, 99% Invisible. Design Matters.
J: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History, Radiolab
5. How does your city influence your work?
S: We’re extremely fortunate to be positioned in an area rich with manufacturing variety and amazing creatives. I’m constantly inspired by the hustle, tenacity, and honesty of our fellow PNW creatives!
J: Seattle is beautiful, constantly evolving, and has a fantastic proximity to industry.