A freelance graphic designer, I come from a wonderful background of fine, graphic, and textile arts. My father—a painter and graphic artist—encouraged my love of typography and photography. My mother taught me the joy of working with fabric. There will come a day when I merge the two.

From my father, the artist, some sage advice: "Wake up early, be on time, work hard, plan for the future. Be a fool." I learned far too late just how right he was.

Food truck making grilled cheese sandwiches and fine desserts.

Old movie trivia. Typefaces. Design legends.

I would teach the importance of taking your work, turning it upside-down, and looking at it from a completely different perspective. It's amazing how much this can reveal.