The beginning of COVID-19 was met with a weird transition for me, not only because I could no longer go to my local coffee shop and grab an oat latte with ease, but because I made the leap from working at my 9-5 marketing job to full-time freelance. I’m a graphic and web designer so for me, WFH is my new normal, forever.
I’m a textbook Pisces, so as you can imagine, I’m not someone who adheres to a strict daily routine, however, the one ritual that I can never go without is my skincare.
After I’ve doused my skin in a healthy amount of vitamin c serum, I make myself an iced latte and respond to emails. I try and get all my emails done in the morning, so I can work on all things creative in the afternoon. I’m not a morning person so I usually do my best work after the espresso hits.
I specialize in brand strategy, brand identity development, and website design. My afternoons are filled with client work – mood-boarding, curating colour palettes, researching the latest typography trends, creating logos, and building wireframes. Also, Pinterest boards. Pinterest is basically my therapy.
And like many others, I’ve been spending the duration of COVID on self-development and finding ways to expand and refine my skillset. I recently completed a web design training and I’m also enrolled in a UX Design course at BrainStation. I’m really excited to apply this newly acquired knowledge to my work.
After work, I like to get a quick 30 min workout in, either running outside or pilates.
In the evenings, I love to relax and cook dinner with my boyfriend Max. I usually grab a book and glass of wine (right now I’m reading Trevor Noah’s memoir, Born a Crime, which I HIGHLY recommend) or we’ll turn on a little Netflix. Of course, I cap it all off with my nighttime skincare routine. I’m absolutely loving the Phoebe rosehip + jasmin facial oil lately.
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