WHAT DO YOU DO?
WHAT STEPS DID YOU TAKE TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?
I moved to NYC, had a lot of internships, stayed late, and worked hard.
HOW DO YOU STAND OUT IN YOUR FIELD?
My work is rooted in research, iteration, and collaboration. I stay curious, use history as my superpower, and I obsess over small details.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
Right now, I’m working on an identity for fashion brand. I’m also working on some packaging and a lifestyle e-comm site.
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE/PERSPECTIVE/TASTE? DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT REPRESENTS THIS?
I can't say I have one distinct style. I am constantly molding to meet my clients' needs. I love working with brands who appreciate simplicity and elegance, and who want to tell a story.
WE ARE ALL SLASHIES WITH MULTIPLE SKILLS, WHICH ONE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD DO MORE OFTEN?
I would love to find more time for photography.
WHAT IS FRUSTRATING YOU RIGHT NOW?
Keeping my own website up-to-date is a constant struggle.
IF YOU COULD HIRE SOMEONE FOR $20/HR, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE THEM DO TO MAKE YOUR DAY EASIER?
A personal chef! I eat out a lot (like, a lot).
LET'S BRING OUT THE TIME MACHINE. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE TOLD YOURSELF, WHEN, AND WHY?
Everything will work out in good time. I worked myself into a wall pretty early on, thinking that it was getting me ahead. Great things take time to develop.
IF YOU COULD TALK TO AN EXPERT TO GAIN MORE INSIGHT ON SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
I love connecting with designers who make meaningful things. There is so much to learn—I find that speaking with others in my field can be enlightening.
WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITIES/PROJECTS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
I'm always looking to collaborate. I'd love more freelance clients, specifically hospitality or fashion related work.
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL JOB/CLIENT/COLLABORATION.
My most positive past relationships have been born out of honest collaboration. My ideal client has a love for what they are doing—and is excited to create a brand that inspires.
WHAT IS YOUR HOURLY RATE, RETAINER, OR SALARY RANGE?
My rate changes depending on project and needs. Let's talk—email@example.com
WHO IS A CREATIVE THAT HAS HELPED YOU ELEVATE YOUR WORK?
Hayley Kaufman! She's the best. hayleyelisabethkaufman.com
HOW SHOULD SOMEONE APPROACH YOU ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER?
Send me an email if you're interested in working together. If you're in New York, let's get coffee. firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW DO YOU STAY CREATIVE?
Stepping outside, which I do not do frequently enough.
This member profile was originally published in February 2019.