On my current to-do list: create an inspiration board. Truth be told, I have never put one together which, after watching MaeMae & Co.’s sweet introductory movie, I know now to be a grand oversight in my creative process. In just under three minutes, you watch as Megan Gonzalez and her team of supreme creatives tape photos, watercolor swatches, paint rollers and fresh flowers to a black board. By the end, you see an incredible display of colorful artistry that will serve as a springboard for a wedding invitation suite, brand identity, packaging, website design – you name it, MaeMae & Co. does it all. And not only do Megan and her team do it all, but they do it very, very well.
TODAY, ON MY TO-DO LIST:
+ feed and play with goddaughter (a bunny), Daisy
+ waffle lunch with friends/clients SBG Designs
+ coordinate schedule and travel arrangements for National Stationery Show
+ discuss Relentless event I am speaking at on Monday
+ friend, Shannon, visiting studio
+ call with retailer owner/friend about the MaeMae wedding album
+ meeting with Styled for Good creators about MaeMae involvement
+ wedding industry party called Makers Unite
+ takeout dinner with hubby, Jason
PINCH ME MOMENT OF MY CAREER SO FAR…being featured on Rachel Zoe – I ADORE HER.
MY GUILTY PLEASURE IS…watching Real Husbands of Hollywood on BET.
I CAN’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT…my water bottle.
MY WORK CONSTANTLY CHALLENGES ME TO…find a balance between thinking differently and appealing to the consumer.
IN ANOTHER LIFE, I’D BE…working at the San Diego Zoo. Or a mermaid.
I’D LOVE TO SIT DOWN WITH (celebrity, past or present) OVER (drink of choice) TO CHAT ABOUT…Elaine (from Seinfeld) over grapefruit juice to chat about nothing and everything while giggling.
THE BEST PART OF MY WORK IS…styling photos.
I’M A NINJA AT…mix and match, style boards, patterns.
MY MOTTO: “People Before Paper. Prayer Before Productivity.”
IF I COULD INVITE ANY FIVE PEOPLE TO A DINNER PARTY, THEY’D BE: Jason (husband), Summer, Whitney, Brad, Jocelyn.
THE WILDEST THING I’VE EVER DONE…skinny dip after my 16th birthday party.
THE BEST GIFT I’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN…a surprise trip to NYC last year from the world’s best husband.
A PERFECT SUNDAY LOOKS LIKE…church, lunch with friends, NAPS.
IF I COULD LIVE IN ANOTHER TIME, IT’D BE…the 70s. THOSE BELLBOTTOMS.
IF I WERE A ROCKSTAR, MY STAGENAME WOULD BE…MaeVen.
MY FAVORITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO FOLLOW IS…@olimpiazagnoli