What was your first ever job?
Lemonade stand on the side of the road. Used the proceeds to buy lots of sparkly blue nail polish.
Who is your professional hero?
Eeek! Professional hero….well she’s not exactly in my line of work but Michelle Obama is nailing it as someone to look up to.
What is your proudest moment (work or personal)?
Placing 36th (out of 92) at the 2008 USA Olympic Swim Team Trials in 200m backstroke. Top 2 make the Olympic Team so I “retired” straight afterwards, but it was certainly the highlight of my 15 year swimming career.
What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?
Don’t be afraid to wear heels (I’m 6’0’’)
Who is your favourite person/brand to follow on social media?
Apartment Therapy – they run an interiors and design blog with house tours, before and after renovations, tips and tricks for small space living and just have tons of beautiful images of cosy homes on their feeds. Great place for style inspiration and clever upgrade suggestions for my constantly evolving home.
If you took a sabbatical what would you do?
Travel, travel, travel. And eat.
What’s your favourite app?
Maybe not my favourite, but The Weather Channel app gets checked multiple times a day. Probably a legacy from my years living in London when the weather was unpredictable hour to hour. Now I'm more likely to take screen grabs and gloat at my friends back in London at my sunny Sydney good fortune.
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said in a meeting?
“Sure, we can do that for free”, not really knowing what “that” was. Long, painful process of reconciliation afterwards.
What’s your favourite game?
Beach volleyball or Monopoly, depending on the season.
What do you love most about your job?
The process of going through a concept or idea and seeing it take shape throughout the design process then being produced into something the client loves and values.
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