From The Desk Of: Stephanie Max

Jul 20, 2017

What’s on your desk?

Water, pens, post-its

Fill in the blank: "I don't show up at a meeting without _________."

A pen

What's on your reading list?

The news

Constantly craving... / Don't see the appeal of...

Snacks / Middle America

Skills mastered... / I can't quite get the hang of...

Sleeping / Being awake

I'll never give up _____ / Ehh, I'm kind of over _____

Swearing / Karaoke

Describe your personal aesthetic in three words:

A little sloppy

Describe the creative space at your company:

Chill and collaborative

What are your design inspirations?

Things that make me laugh and a few star artists

How does one tap into their creative side?

Pay attention

What’s the motto/life philosophy/advice you live by?

Do something, have fun, and don't be a dick

The paper product I can’t live without is ____ and I use it to _____.

Any kind of blank paper, to draw

Share an insight on your life or life in general that you’ve discovered:

Remove shitty people from your life, its better.

When do you feel like you’re at your best?

When Im laughing or drawing

What is a quote that inspires you:

Strap in, strap on! (from a great friend who is also an idiot)

How does your brand convey its unique personality?

I just do what I want, is that unique? probably not.

Branding is __________.

Tricking people

Describe a typical day at work:

Emails, phone calls, surf the web, snacks

What is the best professional lesson you’ve ever learned?

Learn as much as possible

What do you love about what your company brings to its clients?

We create really nice printed goods for clients that become lasting artifacts. Seeing your idea come to life in a physical form is one of the most rewarding things as a creative person, I think our clients appreciate the same experience.

How do you start and/or end your day?

Food & coffee / Shower & water

The vice you’ll never give up is __________.

Sugar :( unfortunately

What is the best advice you’ve received recently?

Nothing is forever (not sure thats always true but its a nice thing to think, thanks mom!)

Tell us about your latest printed project:

I printed some stickers for a friends birthday!

What was the inspiration behind this project?

To make fun of my friend on his birthday and get everyone to wear the stickers.  It was pretty successful and a good time.

What brought you to Paper Chase Press?

I work here!

How often do you use printed goods to promote your business?

I give out my business card sometimes, thats always cool because it makes me feel like I'm makin' deals!

What's the response like to these printed goods?

Everyone always compliments the double thick finish, its the most popular!

How does this project fit into your design philosophy, your branding, or your overall objectives?

Business cards are a classic piece, yes we're all digital these days and I like that too, but a solid business card sticks in some ones mind, ya know? Its pretty boss to have a sick ass business card. 

What is your favorite aspect of your job?

Being creative and coming up with ideas as a team

What career moves and/or aspirations brought you to your current role?

I had just moved to LA from NY and wanted to work in book publishing, I found Paper Chase and soon realized the making of books was where I wanted to be. Its creative and practical.

How does your brand convey its personality?

Don't over think it

What are your creative inspirations?

I just want to make stuff! For fun or for work its all about ideas, good and bad.

make your own

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