Who are you currently crushing aka your WCE?
I love Sophia Amoruso, Founder of GirlBoss and previous CEO of Nasty Gal. I really love her honesty, scrappiness and passion to get sh*t done. I also am obsessed with the idea behind Girlboss & her podcast is fantastic.
Who would you Freaky Friday with and why?
I’d really love to see what it's like to be a man for a day. If Steve Jobs was still alive I would like to see life through his eyes as a man ruling the tech world.
What's the most Chicago thing about you?
I've never been to Chicago but i love deep dish pizza!!
You have the chance to meet one of your idols and ask them one question; who would it be and what would you ask?
Daniel Egneus - he’s my favorite illustrator. And I would just ask how he stays inspired and doesn’t burn out. It's something I struggle with as a creative.
What are you up to now? Shamelessly plug yourself!
I'm still modeling, working on signing with agencies. Also working on curating a few projects of my own. Incorporating my eye with art/creative direction. Immersing myself in my arts, including painting, photography and fashion/styling.
What is your favorite website or blog?
I am illustrating and branding a book series, Woman@work, by Christina Van Houten. The site is to have a soft launch the beginning of June (www.womenatwork) The first book in the series Men@work is to be on sale then for pre order and orders will be fulfilled by August 1st 2017. I’m SO excited! Other than that, just freelancing with my nights and weekends. The Hustle is real.
The Skimm, which is neither a website or blog but its a daily email (so almost a blog) that you get in the morning that highlights about 4-5 news stories from the previous day. It keeps me informed on whats going on in the world in a non bias way, which has been a fantastic resource over the past year.
My favorite website is: http://www.onthegrid.city/
I’ve always loved its quirky layout design and the illustrations, along with the concept of representing the less known towns within cities.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Freelance illustrating, full time. Balancing work, life, kids and kicking life’s ass.
What is your favorite movie or book right now?
Handmaids tale by Margaret Atwood. Obsessed. Read it & then watch it on Hulu.
What is your favorite color?
Outside of your current career or passion, what would you spend the rest of your life doing?
Theatre and playing video games, my current obsession is Zelda, Breath of the Wild.
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