I'm a senior graphic designer and typography enthusiast living in Austin, Texas. My cat is named after the typeface Mrs. Eaves. I believe that creativity is present in every aspect of life and my passion is finding meaningful ways to express my creativity. From graphic design and art direction to thoughtfully cultivating micro-gardens and experimenting with new ways to combine flavor, texture and color in bento boxes, I'm continually inspired to create. I hope we can make something incredible together!
I also run the Instagram account @western_bento to share my love of crafting stunning Japanese-style bento box lunches.
Design, typefaces, cats, Japanese bento boxes, classical music, embroidery, micro-gardening
Planning where to explore on my next trip to Alaska!
"Don't be a complainer; make things better, let it go, or take action to make it better." - Tina Roth-Eisenberg
Tina Roth-Eisenberg! She makes things better
A never ending enthusiasm about being organized! And I don't hesitated to color code
Park Ranger at Glacier Bay National Park
The lyrics to just about every Matt & Kim song (or at least while listening to the music)! They’re so much fun, I'm obsessed.
How to make the perfect cup of Matcha tea
Kim’s CreativeMornings activity
Design is kind of like a fiction, it's like storytelling. And when we design we create a version of reality.
As a creative person you’re often doing creative things for other people and you need to remember to do that stuff for yourself.
Because when they put me in the dirt, no one is going to care about my Instagram likes or the Addie's I've won. I want to be remembered by the people I lifted up, the stories I supported, the space we created; that I did right by my mom, raised two little soldiers, and that I love my wife fiercely.
Be confident in your abilities. Live fearless. Find your happy place. Bring cookies.
If you're sitting in a war room covered in Post-its and pictures and things like that, get up and walk out. . . . Get lost in nature. I know it sounds crazy but it works.
If you find pieces of wonderful things, put them close to you, so they can give you ideas, so they can start feeding you in every moment in your workspace.
What I have learned about making good images is that I’ve made a shit ton of bad images. But if I didn’t make that bad work, I wouldn’t know what good work was.
It's ok to do something you've never done before.
Curiosity is the engine that drives creativity of any kind.
Anxiety and excitement come from the same place in the brain. It's just the lens through which you're looking at it.
In having the courage to try something new, that also includes the courage to fail.
Hip-hop is this culture of determining one’s own story, determining one’s own voice against silence, against marginalization, against sensibilities that are meant to oppress and quiet.
If you do not have the courage to suck, then it’s really hard to even start.
The creative process is essentially impossible to describe.
You find your voice by using your voice.
Ashley C. Ford Wounds Are Where the Light Enters
The gap between expectation and reality is where pain lives. And that's what we're scared of admitting. It's that we had an expectation, and it bumped against reality. And it hurt.
Irina Schurov The “ON” Switch for a Healthy Future
We live in a world where "medicine" has become toxic, "food" has become nutritionally depleted and heavily contaminated, and "toxins" are bioaccumulating in the body and passing from generation to generation.
Clara Bensen Author & World Traveler