I was invited to speak on a design panel last week as part of the LA Design Festival! The event was hosted by West Elm, and I was delighted to sit alongside Claire and Aaron of MFEO, Eric Trine, and Brendan Ravenhill as we discussed our design process, and how our businesses have grown over the last few years.
It was fascinating to hear the similarities and differences in our backgrounds. My big takeaway from our conversation was that the internet has led to a complete revolution in the way that designers approach collaborations, as well as the way we operate our businesses as a whole. Much of what we do would not be possible without the support of the huge creative community we can reach online!
While I’m taking the summer off from selling my work at the usual round of craft fairs, I hope to find time to do more pop-up events like this. It’s wonderful to connect with other LA-based makers, and to hear their stories.