Yes, coffee. One before I leave my kitchen, one at around 10am, and definitely no more after 1pm. There’s certainly a sweet spot with caffeine – isn’t there? Not enough, the brain can’t do its job. Too much, I get a touch of the jitters and my writing becomes a little bit wibbly!
As a creative, I’ve been an Apple tragic since I can remember. The one thing I’d save from a burning building (after I had safely got the dog and kids out – husband can look after himself) is my iPad Pro. It’s such a beautiful thing to work on and has me completely converted after spending years with markers live and large on the wall. My neck and shoulders appreciate it, but also, my work is better! My lettering is more beautiful, I can move things around in the moment, I can add colour and branding more quickly… I could go on.
The iPad would mean nothing to me though, without the app I use. It’s called ProCreate – it’s such a user friendly and sophisticated bit of software, and most importantly – it’s creators are an Australian company!
Yes, collaboration. I love being part of the team that is responsible for the success of an event or workshop. As part of that team – collaboration is key! Knowing what’s expected of each integral part of that machine and how we’re going to make magic happen is a big part of my briefing process.
But if you’re investing in having a graphic recorder in the room, and it’s this graphic recorder… may I request that you’ve got the barista on speed dial!
Photography by Fi Mims Photography