What’s your biggest vice?
I feel like iced coffee is really my biggest vice, because I grew up in Seattle. And we were literally drinking coffee out of our baby bottles.
Do you have an office mascot?
Although she doesn’t come here very often, it’s probably my French bull dog, Olive… but, she doesn’t really like to leave the apartment.
What’s the most random thing in your office right now?
I have that weird lamp that just came from eBay, it came from the Netherlands and it attaches to the wall, but it has a European plug so I have to get the cord changed.
What’s the most fun place you’ve ever traveled to?
I’ve been going to Tokyo a lot recently so I feel like I always have the most fun in places I become familiar with. I feel like everyone’s goal in life should be to touch-down anywhere in the world and know exactly what restaurant they like to go to in that place or whatever and I’m sort of getting to that point in Tokyo, where I have my routine and I know how to have fun there, you know? Instead of just like wandering around. So, I’d say Tokyo.
Is there a spot that you always go to to get coffee or a place that you always head to after work to blow off steam?
Well, I love my stoop, because I have a proper stoop. So, I try and hang out on my stoop. But, I always stop at my deli on the way home and get an iced coffee.
So, you’ve created clothes for the 2012 Barbie for President doll in the Barbie “I Can Be…” line; if there were a Chris Benz doll, what would he look like and wear?
A pink-haired Ken doll?! Haha, probably a navy blue blazer and pink hair, I feel like those are my two “things” that I love.
In terms of music, what is constantly playing in your studio?
It’s always like a Fleetwood Mac moment, I feel like I’ve never really gotten over Fleetwood Mac. So it’s always the Fleetwood Mac Pandora station is kind of our go-to. And we also love TLC. (side note: “Creep” by TLC was blasting when I arrived at the studio and later, Alanis Morissette, Joan Osborne -ton’s of 90′s classics)
If we opened your desk drawers right now, what would we find?
Like a million horrible files of like a million sketches is what all of my drawers are filled with! Papers and papers and papers and papers!
Photos by Ashley Jahncke