The Secret Life of Designers

upper left: Leela lower left: Alissa upper right: Ericka right, middle: Tessa lower right: Akasha

upper left: Leela lower left: Alissa upper right: Ericka right, middle: Tessa lower right: Akasha

The secret life of designers is a series that will showcase the talented and mysterious lives of the designers that comprise the Retail Studio/bright designlab.

First up is the newest edition to our retail world, a recent Portland inductee by way of Cali. 

designer + wanderer

designer + wanderer

name..Ericka Lynn Violett  nickname... Some people call me "rick" or "violett"  personal motto... I don't have one. However, I just added 'figure out personal motto' to my bucket list.  happiness is... Good coffee.  most prized retail item... Hmm...I like to make "memory" purchases when I travel, something to remind me of the trip/time period.  favorite journey... Life? I'm always convinced the best is yet to come. (blogger's note: personal motto Ericka? I think you've found it!)  favorite design trend... I'm really into copper accents these days.  greatest indulgence... I LOVE champagne regardless of the occasion. Oh! and I have an ice cream addiction.  portland MUST-eat... Cart food: Carte Blanche is my new obsession. Toro Bravo never disappoints. Kask for cocktails.  dream destination... Right now Bali is at the top of my list.  most marked characteristic...  so.many.freckles.  shoulda/coulda/woulda...Studied abroad in college. couldn't live without this song/artist... I never get tired of Ben Gibbard. must read... Lots of blogs. A Cup of Jo & Reading My Tea Leaves are some of my favorites. Any book by Malcolm Gladwell is brilliant. in my free time... I try to squeeze in as many things as possible. never goes out of style... caring about others, neutral colors, being healthy.