I’m excited to introduce Chelsea Fullerton, graphic designer & photographer behind Go Forth Creative. I met Chelsea this past fall at Design Life and we quickly bonded over our love for Madewell. We’re both a bit obsessed. Chelsea has a beautiful eye for both design and photography. Check her out!
Tell us about yourself as a creative.
My two main focuses are graphic design and photography, but like most creatives, I like to dabble. I’m always up for a class or workshop, using a new medium, like video or landscaping.
Describe your creative journey.
Going into college, I didn’t have a clear idea of what I wanted to do, but applied for the design program (at UT Austin) with the hopes of liking something in that field. Thankfully, I did! After graduating, I began working for a graphic design firm part-time. For the past five years, I’ve continued working for Viewers Like You, started my own small business called Go Forth Creative, and picked up some photography skills along the way. I’m happy with the pace at which I’ve moved post-graduation. I would recommend to anyone starting out to work for another more seasoned creator, before embarking out on your own.
Share a little bit about your space.
My studio is in an art gallery called Flatbed on the eastside of Austin. This gallery is also home to a handful of studio spaces for artists and other creative folks. The building is a converted warehouse so unfortunately, there aren’t any windows. Luckily, though, there are very high ceilings, which offsets the lack of natural light.
What’s your favorite thing about your space?
My favorite thing in the room is the pegboard wall I made when I moved in. Whenever papers and coffee cups start stacking up on my desk, it makes me feel better to look over at the well-organized wall.
What’s one thing you think every creative needs in their space?
For graphic designers, I like to recommend a big computer screen. I work on a 27″ iMac and it’s great to have multiple windows and programs in sight at once.
Also, I couldn’t live without my headphones. Unless you work at home, you’ve gotta have the option to blast your music when you need to zone out and finish a project.