I hope the only reason anyone would use this yellow emergency box is in case of a chromatic emergency.
This week on the podcast: Painting a Multi-lingual Picture With JT Waldman
3 out of 4 people collaborating on This Makes Me Happy are fluent in Spanish.
And while we love our lengua madre, I don’t know that our feelings towards the language could ever compare to that of this week’s friend and guest.
Comic book illustrator and interaction designer, JT Waldman talks to us this week about the happiness he finds in communicating through language, particularly Spanish, and why he feels passionately about using comics as an educational tool. A self proclaimed didactic asshole, you’ll learn a little more about how his writing came into the universe and why his dog, Pedro el Rey de mi Corazón, has helped him see life differently.
JT talks to us about living in Spain, his view on comics, and why communication makes him happy
This week’s happy color palette was inspired by Ava’s communion from last week.
This week on the Podcast: Hustle While You Work, with Femke van Schoonhoven
Hustling hasn’t always held the most positive definition, but lately it’s become the choice way to describe somebody who works hard and gets money. We’ve heard this word used pretty often recently, and weren’t quite sure we’d met somebody who truly helped us understand its new meaning until now.
Femke Van Schoonhoven is a fellow designer at The Apartment and podcast co-host at Design Life, living in Amsterdam, working a full-time day job and helping lead a bunch of side projects that fulfill her creatively. In this week’s episode, we get the lowdown from the native New Zealander on the importance of hustling—both practically in order to reach your goals, and creatively to gain inspiration for yourself and others.
Listen as her words inspire us to fill our lives with the creative projects that make us happy.
Femke talks to us about her many creative projects, traveling more than the average person and why hustling makes her happy.
If you follow my personal Instagram account you’ll notice that I post a #happycolorpalette each week; I take an image that inspires me and I develop a color palette associated with it. Because color makes me happy, I want to share these color palettes with you. This week: Peach Cakes.
Episode 9: Jacquelyn Brioux
Happiness is connecting with people who love happiness just as much as we do! And if your line of Â work directly involves happiness? Even better! We asked our social media friends who we could get to know that fit this description and were lucky enough to meet Jacquelyn!
Designer, storyteller and music enthusiast, Jacquelyn fills us in on her life’s journey: a childhood that led her to make practical career choices and the event that changed her path forever. We get a run-down of the multi-emotional experience she shares with music, her awesome grandmother and how living a life full of meaning makes her happy.
Make sure to listen to this week’s episode and maybe her music playlists, too 🙂