Tell us a little about yourself! Where are you from, what’s your background, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m a lifelong California resident — I grew up in the San Fernando Valley, went to school in Santa Barbara, and now live and work in Los Angeles. Post college, I worked in journalism — first as an entertainment editor at an alt-weekly, then on the branded content side with Vice and Live Nation. Before joining Day One, I freelanced for brands and publications like Urban Outfitters, Nylon, Interview Magazine, Verizon, and the New York Times. I joined Day One as a digital strategist in 2017 and have since worked across both Chipotle and Disney accounts. Outside of D1A, I love cooking, flea marketing, hiking, art gallery hopping, tending to my ever-growing plant collection, and hanging with my four-legged sometimes-work companion, always-life companion, Potato.
Why did you apply for the exchange program?
A big chunk of my 2019 to-dos involved challenging myself professionally, and this seemed like the ultimate challenge — and a great opportunity to do creative work that wasn’t directly client-based. I also visited Europe for the first time last year and have been scheming on how to get back ever since.
What are you most excited to learn while at Hope & Glory?
So much! I’m excited to dive deeper into the influencer world across the pond. I’m excited to learn more about the fantastic work Hope & Glory is doing in the retail space. I’m excited to flex my design nerdom on all things IKEA.
What are you most excited to see or do in London?
I’m excited to check out the smaller, more niche shops. Beyond that? Museums! Restaurants! All the insane flower shops!!
What do you hope to gain from this experience?
I hope to gain a deeper understanding of global retail culture, for sure. Also a look at how other agencies operate, organize, and present work.
Day One Firsts
First job: Oh man — I spent the summer of my junior year of high school working at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
First word: “Hi!”
First album you ever bought: No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom