Pepper Talk with Belinda Miller

This month’s Pepper Talk features none other than Belinda Miller!

Just a little background before we get started, Belinda has been a Pepper for a year and currently works on our Commercial Team.

1. Do you have any nicknames?
When having a name like mine, people get creative on nicknames for me (usually it’s because they have trouble saying my name)! A couple of them would be Thrifty, B, and Bee-Linda!

2. What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
I have a crap ton of dogs (three resident and typically a foster, who up for adoption if you’re interested)…so if I don’t feed them first thing, I’m afraid of what they will do to me!

3. What is your favorite part about working as a designer?
Starting off with just an idea or a crappy sketch and seeing the end result!

4. How did you get started in this industry?
I never really excelled in school, the only class that kept my attention was art class. My art teacher was the one who said I should go to college for graphic design!

5. What are your favorite tools of the trade? What are the worst?
I love Adobe products. My two favorites are InDesign and Illustrator. I cringe every time I have to do a project in Word.

6. Do you have a set process when beginning a new project?
It really varies on the project, timeline and the client.

7. What do you draw inspiration from?
Dribbble and my freelance and volunteer clients.

8. Rapid-Fire Round:

Caffeine or no: All the caffeine

Sweet or savory: Sweet

Favorite movie: I don’t really have one, I’ll watch a show, but I’m not a die-hard fan of a specific one.

Favorite place to travel: I haven’t done a lot of traveling in my life, but there are two places that I love, Chicago and Deep Creek!

Hobbies: Honestly, could volunteering be a hobby? Because I do a lot of that in my spare time!

9. Okay, admission time… If you could pick one design that you wish you had come up with first, what would it be?
I always enjoy seeing the new IKEA ads!

Thanks for meeting Belinda. As always, stay tuned for next month’s Pepper Talk to meet another member of our team!