Jennifer Freeman, Graphic Designer for Flora Health

Thanks for joining us on Whatcom Workflow, Jennifer! How long have you been a Graphic Designer?

14 years.

What’s a unique word or phrase that describes how you work?

Multitask.

Tell us about your desktop computer.

iMac 27 inch, 2012 model.

What software applications do you use to get your work done and why?

Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Bridge, Acrobat. Also use PowerPoint, FontAgent Pro, Photos. Why? – Design, web design & major multitasking.

What mobile phone and/or tablet do you own?

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S4. I’m so not about tablets.

What apps on your phone can’t you live without?

All of them. I know I’m a minority, but my phone isn’t my world.

Share with us your dream workspace and technology. No budget limitations. Sky is the limit!

I would add a Varidesk to my space (sitting/standing desk), I would have all new Pantone chip books replaced, an actual photoshooting area, updated photo equipment, better archival procedures, have a design reference library, etc., etc….

Where is your favorite place to get work done in Whatcom County?

No telecommuting for me, so…at work.

What are some struggles you currently face with your technology?

It is suppose to be a tool, not an obsession.

What is your best time-saving shortcut or life hack?

Make lists. Check them off.

Besides your phone and computer, what else (analog or digital) can’t you live without?

Hmmm…love my Garmin Forerunner 225 GPS running watch.

Where do you go to relax in Whatcom County?

I love the interurban trail for a run, Fairhaven, Boulevard Park, Lake Padden.

What does Whatcom County need more of?

Really good music venue. Steak restaurants. Family activity venues – mini golf, pool tables, rollerskating rink (in b’ham).

What are you the best in the world at? Something that no one can take your crown away from you?

At the moment – updating and organizing our company labels. It is a love-hate relationship.

What artists do you listen to while working, and what music source do you use?

Ohhh…I love Spotify.

What books or magazines are you currently reading?

For magazines – I love food, so Eating Well, and Allrecipes. For books – I’m learning WordPress, so WordPress the Missing Manual. My personal read is The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

All you can do is all you can do, and all you can do is enough.

That’s pretty catchy. Who shared that with you?

The quote was something I remember from my volleyball days in high school – I think it was from a book my coach gave me. 

Great interview! Thanks for sharing with us on Whatcom Workflow, Jennifer! You can see more of her work on MyFolio.com.


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