BS: As a freelance motion graphic designer, I feel engaged with my career everyday and the challenges I face from project to project push me to become more aware of my own skills and to constantly evolve to become a better designer.
LC: What’s your work theme song?
BS: Such a tough question! I used to DJ in San Francisco, so my tendencies are to listen to DJ mixes while working, instead of albums or individual songs. Some of my favorite mixes this past year are Bonobo’s “Solid Steal Radio” podcast, Eats Everything’s “Essential Mix” and Right/Left’s “Flight” mix. But since you’re asking me for a single song, I’ll go with something classic: Talking Heads “Once in a Lifetime.”
LC: Coffee or tea?
BS: Absolutely coffee. I switch off between soy lattes and coffee. In San Francisco, I would say I like my coffee with light cream and light sugar, meaning small amounts of both. But, when I arrived in Brooklyn, the baristas informed me that saying “light” here means LOTS of cream. Then I found out saying that you want your coffee “regular” means lots of cream AND sugar. I’m learning to adapt.
LC: What does work freedom mean to you?
BS: I think work freedom means taking responsibility for our careers. Don’t sit on the sidelines and let other people decide your career path. There are so many resources out there that empower us to choose where, when, and how we work. Find the resources you need, join communities for support, help others and let’s make amazing things happen!