My name is Isabel, I live in Miami with my husband Juan and my french bulldog Charlie (who is a big source of inspiration for me haha)
I started my company Black Lamb Studio a couple of years ago as a creative outlet for my full time job as a luggage designer.
I have a bachelor's degree in Industrial Design, but I've always been in love with graphic design, typography and illustration as well.
I started creating patterns for fun, because I loved it and was growing my portfolio. Soon after, I decided to contact companies that I admired and loved to introduce myself and offer my designs and got my first clients this way!
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY/WEEK LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
I usually start my mornings slow and answer emails, make phone calls, etc. I start my design work after noon where I either paint and create new content or work on specific projects for companies I'm working with. I'm definitely a night owl and feel most productive late afternoon and nights.
IF YOU COULD GIVE YOUR 10 YEARS YOUNGER SELF ONE KEY PIECE OF ADVICE OR AN INSIGHT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Don't take the "future" so seriously. Before college, I was always stressing out about making the best decision because it felt that whatever I studied would determine so much of my life. During college, I kept stressing because of the uncertainty of what my "future" and my career would look like. I graduated 7 years ago and now I understand more that life is always moving and changing, and you must be in tune with yourself, your dreams and your hopes to do what feels right and what makes you happy.