What inspires us?

Inspire

2 February 2015

The Big Apple

I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.” — Truman Capote

Having had the privilege of a lot of travel to date and working with international clients, along the way one place has become a home-from-home. Now, I’m always keeping an eye out for new gems to visit and explore when I am on my annual visit to this amazing city.


Thirst for Knowledge

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths” — Walt Disney

The definition of a multitasker is to execute two or more tasks concurrently. With this form of mind set, I keep my mind busy with constantly learning new languages, number sequencing, crafts, processes, software and trying out new hobbies.

Turbo Nerd

"You’ve got questions, we’ve got dancing paperclips”

Part of my role is to be one step ahead on ways to improve efficiency in the studio. So being a self confessed geek, I keep an eye out on new tech, systems, protocols and ways to speed up the work place which is key!


Creativity

“My intention is to provoke and delight, with bright colors, showing once again that art and democracy remain fundamental to art and life as a whole,” — Kobra

Having come from an art background, I seek relaxation and creative therapy in my painting. My ‘paintspiration’ comes from strong colouring, weathers and thought prevoking scenery from places I’ve been, views I’ve seen and things I am yet to see. 

Movies

“Certain things leave you in your life and certain things stay with you. And that's why we're all interested in movies- those ones that make you feel, you still think about. Because it gave you such an emotional response, it's actually part of your emotional make-up, in a way.” — Tim Burton  

Most forms of media capture my heart; photography, print and music but when it comes to the movies, I’m sold! There’s always a good 90 minute’s reservation in the tank for a new piece of cinematography. 

Taste of the Orient

"Noodles are a symbol of longevity in Chinese culture. They are as much a part of a Chinese birthday celebration as a birthday cake with lit candles is in many countries. Since noodles do symbolize long life, it is considered very unlucky to cut up a strand"

If I am in a city which has a China Town or a Chinese Supermarket, it is guaranteed to get a visit! I love Asian food – whether it’s the ingredients to make my own or to dine out to have some dumplings! 

ROWENA DYMOND DESIGN STUDIO MANAGER

2009-2016 Tin Horse Design Limited, 2008-2005 Thring Townsend Lee & Pembertons

CILEx Professional Diploma in Law, Fine Art Plymouth University