Designer Interview: Shannon Lea from People Like Art.
Posted on July 09, 2013
What inspires your designs? Color and shapes. I’m always looking for an interesting color combination and shapes that allow those colors to work together in a modern, fresh way. Most rewarding part of your job Receiving emails from customers around the world telling me how much they love their PLA pieces makes all the hard work worth it. And getting to work with amazing, supportive people like Betsy and her crew! Favorite section of store My favorite section of the store is the racks of PLA. I finally get to spend time with my product… I usually make it and it ship it out. Now I come in early some days and play dress up. I’m like a kid in a candy store in my shop. Favorite part about your job Gathering inspiration, researching, and sketching is a blast. The idea for a garment seems to go through an epic journey to get to the final product. Seeing the final product is exhilarating and gives me energy to keep going. [caption id="attachment_9839" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Shannon's work space... love that inspiration board![/caption] [caption id="attachment_9840" align="aligncenter" width="850"] This is where the magic happens.[/caption] Best stress reliever Yoga helps me calm my mind after a long day. A little wine helps too! Favorite getaway Any place with water and sun…beaches, lakes, pools.
If I wasn’t designing clothing/running a shop I’d be… I’d love to edit non-fiction books and work with writers to develop ideas. Favorite b&I pieces? Don’t make me choose! I LOVE the Winter in the Park necklace…it goes with everything. And the Fremont Bridge cuff is a dream. What a little southern belle! Shannon, thank you so much for sharing your story and showing off your talents! We can't wait to see what else you come up with in the future and we wish you all the best with the new shop!!! Nashvillelove, Barrie ***Song of the moment: Home Again by Beach House***