Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone’s holiday weekend has been relaxing. I’m so excited that we get to take a peek into Graphic Designer, Allie Lehman‘s workspace today! Take a look —
Tell us about yourself as a creative.
I’m a graphic designer and have been freelancing full-time since August 2012! I also co-founded The Wonder Jam with my husband. We focus on unique and quirky branding while working with those that are passionate about living well + making a difference in our community. I also co-founded Haute Blog. We host 6 hour workshops to help women launch their self-hosted WordPress blog (while drinking champagne, of course). When I’m not juggling those three businesses, I’m blogging over on Be Up & Doing or Considering You.
Describe your creative journey.
I spent most of my life diving head first into the world of fine art. I took private painting lessons as a child and continued to paint even in college. It wasn’t until I graduated college that I truly fell in love with graphic design + photography. Moving to Columbus really encouraged me to learn about building a small business. The community here is so supportive and I love meeting like-minded entrepreneurs.
Share a little bit about your space.
I work out of our two-story townhouse and have dedicated a corner of our (very large) bedroom to a space where I can work by myself. Day-to-day, I’m working down in our dining room with my husband and our intern (who is also my brother!) but I love having a place to call my own. I can wake up and concentrate on personal projects. I’ve tried to keep the clutter to a minimum but on a normal day you’ll find a stack of random papers sitting on the desk and all my wrinkled clothes draped over the back of my extremely comfortable chair. Hey, that’s life!
What’s your favorite thing about your space?
Definitely my chair! My husband surprised me with it on my birthday this month. I’m in love.
What’s one thing you think every creative needs in their space?
A stack of books that will inspire + a place to take off your rings and really dig into your work. I love taking a break and reading about photography or symbols. I always need that break from a computer screen. Oh and the ring thing? I don’t know how designer ladies draw + design with all those rings on! I take mine off as soon as I settle in to create.