We are having an absolute blast working with so many amazing couples and clients in 2013! The ideas, styles, color palettes, and stories that our couples have are exciting, fun, and unique. As we head into the latter half of 2013, Francesca and I began to put our heads together to see where we could take Little Woman Design next. And just as our ideas began to take shape, Teresa (Teddy!) Nguyen walked into our studio with her fantastic portfolio. After a few minutes together, we knew that Teddy was a perfect fit for Little Woman Design's style and sensibility!
We thought that the best way to introduce Teddy to our readers and couples was through this blog. We threw some questions her way so that you may get to know her (and, she shared some photos of her work with us as well). Read on, and be sure to leave Teddy some love at the end of the blog!
Hi Teddy! Glad to have you aboard. Could you let our readers know why you decided on a career as a graphic designer?
I always had this feeling that I was meant to do something great with my artistic abilities that went beyond crafting or painting. My first signs of interest happened when I was a little girl having drawing battles against my siblings. Through these battles, I enjoyed thinking of ways to make and combine imagery in order to represent something in its simplest form. I also learned that I was pretty good at it.
When we got our first computer, I would open the draw program flood the screen with color, make simple images, draw words and print them out. I loved this so much, but didn't realize it could be a career choice until I was a junior in high school. When I learned that what I had been doing was graphic design related and that it could be a profession, my path was set.
What is it about the wedding and event industry that interests you?
It's a similar story to Little Woman Design. My husband and I decided to create a wedding suite of our own which included a custom logo, invites, info sheets, RSVPs, save the dates, guest book, table numbers, seating chart, cake topper and handmade flowers. The entire process was fulfilling and the best part was seeing everything come together in the end. It was such an amazing feeling to pause and look around at all the hard work we slaved over and not have a worry in the world on our special day. That is a feeling that I would love to share with so many others.
What is a project that you've worked on recently that was a lot of fun for you?
There are several recent projects that I had a lot of fun with. The wedding suite was great because we had the chance to work with a lot of friends and family to make everything special. The WTF (words to family and friends) holiday book was also a blast because it was spur of the moment. We went out to k-mart and grabbed up some matching lady vests and turtles necks then hooked up with a family photographer. Since photography is something we usually don't get a chance to work with, it was a lot of fun. Since the photos were so expressive designing in and around them was easy and such a joy.
What advice do you have for newly engaged couples?
Regarding wedding planning; Set achievable goals and be organized. If you have everything clearly outlined you won't be stressed out about the big day. Also, everything has a way of working out.
Finally, what are some of your interests and hobbies?
Interests: design, art, science, space, history, music, movies, travel.
Hobbies: drawing/illustrating, listening to music, reading, gardening, cooking, baking, house renovating and learning new things.
Thanks, Teddy! We're happy to have you on our team :)
To read more about Teddy, and find links to more of her work, please visit our About Us page. Teddy's custom designed prints are available at her Etsy shop. And, you can follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr @teddyscreative.
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