This post was originally published on Creative Mornings Austin. It was an interview regarding July 2016’s Creative Mornings theme: love.
Featured illustration by Lucy Engelman.
Photo by Callie Richmond.
Jess Warren likes to start her day drinking coffee, exploring her neighborhood, and/or joining creative meetups (like yours truly!). As a full-time freelance graphic designer/consultant and July’s #CMugshot, Jess creates logos, menus, marketing materials, wedding invitations, and games. When she’s not designing, she’s out and about Austin, enjoying a run around Lady Bird Lake or exploring the beautiful gardens and patios this city’s restaurants have to offer.
WHAT PLACE (IN THE WORLD) DO YOU LOVE THE MOST?
I want to say the southern coast of Spain (it’s definitely up there!), but it’s probably the Frank Melville Park on Long Island, NY. Only a short walk from my childhood home, the park has a pond full of geese, swans and turtles. There is a beautiful bridge, a marsh, a bird sanctuary, and a water mill. It’s where we would take family photos, where I learned to enjoy running, and where I discovered photography. This park has meant a lot to me over the years.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE FAVORITE, RANDOM THINGS YOU LOVE?
While I am in love with beaches and their salty skies, I also adore the character of mountains and the vastness of deserts. I love the beauty of street art, abandoned buildings, and alleyways. I also love hosting people, dancing for no reason, and that feeling just before you fall asleep.
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