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YS: How would you describe your design aesthetic? Are you drawn to certain types of colors, shapes or patterns when you are designing?
JOY: I love color, pattern, and texture. I am not sure how to describe it other than the mix of those three things make me really happy.
YS: What projects are you currently working on?
JOY: I’m currently prepping for a bit of maternity leave, so I’m not taking on as many projects as usual, but I am wrapping on my second book, which is part of the Inc. series and will be out next fall. I can’t stay what it’s about yet, but it’s a topic that’s very dear to me and I’m super excited for it to come out.
YS: What’s your favorite part about being a graphic designer? Where do you find inspiration? How do you fuel your creativity?
JOY: I think graphic design has the potential to be such a great field because of the variety of things you can do with those skills if you work hard and keep learning.
YS: You often write about food, restaurants, and other foodie favorites on your blog. Would you describe yourself as a foodie? Where are you favorite places to eat in L.A.?
JOY: I’m definitely a food enthusiast. It’s sort of my favorite activity to do in my spare time. I grew up with a family that had Thai restaurants for a living so food has always been part of my life. My current favorites in LA are: Mother Dough for pizza, Jitlada for Thai, Canele for brunch, Broome St. General for a mid-day snack, and Patisserie Chantilly for Japanese/French desserts.
JOY: I love the crossover of fashion and interiors, and when I’d design patterns or home products, I’d definitely look to fashion for inspiration. The “this & that” column came from my love of both things. I love that you can sense someone’s style and taste both by what they wear and from how their home is decorated.
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Photo Credits: Courtesy of Hallelu
What are your favorite fall items from Hallelu (all under $100)?
What fall trends are you most excited about?
· I am so excited that color is sticking around for fall! I get so bored with the usual grays and blacks so I think all the color on the fall runways was so refreshing to see.
· Leopard: I have always been a fan of this enticing animal print, and it is everywhere this season! From jackets to tights to nail color!
· Ladylike: We are seeing a big resurgence of all things feminine. Peter pan collars, fur, sequins, feathers, pointy toe flats...I love it all!