For this week’s Spaces feature, we’re taking a look into designer and blogger, Breanna Rose’s workspace and creative journey. Breanna has a killer blog and some really great design skills. I recently was able to meet and hang out with her at the Design Life retreat and she’s so sweet! Be sure to read all about her and check out her perfect space, then head over and check out her blog!
Tell us about yourself as a creative.
I’m a freelance graphic + web designer living and working in Minneapolis. I have a simple yet quirky personality, which I think parallels nicely with my design aesthetics. I’ve always wanted to work for myself and am so thankful my dream is becoming a reality! It’s a constant challenge, but I can’t wait to see where this adventure takes me.
Describe your creative journey.
My creative journey began at the young age of three when I would gather my family around and tell really intense stories, the most infamous being about a “BIG. BROWN. BEAR.” I was all about creating a picture and sharing it with others. That part of me never really changed, but I went through spurts of wanting to work towards a career in nursing or music business instead. Two weeks before college started, I had an epiphany ( or panic attack ) wondering why I wasn’t working towards something I loved … art & design. I switched schools, packed up my art supplies, and the rest is history! I couldn’t be happier.
Share a little bit about your space.
At the end of this summer, my boyfriend of 5 years and I finally moved into an apartment in Minneapolis. With white walls and a gorgeous view of the Mississippi River, I knew it was a place I could be inspired by. I live and work in this space, which can be hard at times, but I made sure that I created a work environment that was bright & refreshing. I get great light and am super close to the fridge. Perks!
What’s your favorite thing about your space?
I think my most favorite thing about my work space is the fact that I feel 100% comfortable there. I’ve been in other working situations where I didn’t necessarily feel inspired or free. I enjoy that I can work however I please in whatever way is best on a given day. Whether that means blasting 90’s boy band music or designing with the balcony doors wide open, I can pick and choose what feels right.
What’d one thing you think every creative needs in their space?
This kind of goes with my response to the last question, but I just think every creative needs to make themselves feel comfortable with their space. Whatever that may mean for you, make sure it happens. For me, I need daylight, plants, music, and plenty of snacks! Do your thing.
Thanks so much Bre!