Design is ever-evolving and sometimes we [humans] are not…we get stuck in a rut or get comfortable with the same things. When this happens with a designer, their designs can go a little flat….not terrible, just dull…with room for improvement. And it’s hard, sometimes, to stay on top of all of the latest trends and know what’s in and what’s out. You feel like you’ve just gotten the hang of using a particular style in a cool way…or you love something so much you want to use it over and over and then all of the sudden…BAM! it’s not “current” anymore and there’s something else that’s all-the-rage. It can be daunting!
In my experience, design, I mean good design, is often a collaboration. It goes back to the old adage “two heads are better than one”. Nobody’s perfect. We all have different strengths and weaknesses. And it seems to me that we all have a little room for improvement. So when there’s another person there to bounce ideas off of, provide their own spin on things and offer experiences from a life that’s different than your own, it just makes the design better.
Jen is my design partner. She’s also a mom of two adorable little boys, an amazing artist, a lover of nature and animals, a part-time comedian (kidding! but I do think she’s pretty hilarious) and all-around great person to work with.
I wanted to introduce you to Jen for a couple of reasons. One: you’ll be seeing more of her [and her work] on Bungalow. She’s constantly creating things and you need to see them…I just have to get her to slow down enough to take some decent pictures!
And two: she has a great blog of her own that’s worth reading. I already mentioned that she’s hilarious but you’ve GOT to meet her boys. The Donovan Boys is all about her seemingly usual experiences with two little ones that somehow turn unusual, fast (can anybody relate?!). Be sure to check it out!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Look for more of Jenna & Jen in 2014!