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Creative Zentral blog exists at the crossroads of creativity and mindfulness. Through this blog, I reflect on my experiences as a creative while striving to be more mindful and intentional in how I live my life.

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BIPOC, Creative, Diversity Equity Inclusion, Employment / July 10, 2022

Throughout my career, I’ve often been the only person of color on my team, department, and, on occasion, within the entire company. I sometimes wondered, as I’m sure other BIPOC individuals do, if I was actually hired for my talent or was just another token hire

Mental Health, Wellness / July 1, 2022

For decades, we’ve glorified this work-obsessed mindset while ignoring the consequences. And, believe it or not, the pandemic has only exacerbated the issue.

Design, Mentoring / April 28, 2022

I strongly believe that we are stronger together. As a result, I actively look for opportunities to mentor and inspire other designers in my industry. I am particularly passionate about inspiring and mentoring young POC designers.

Mental Health / April 25, 2022

Many of us grew up in an era when “toughness” was something to be proud of. We wore our toughness on our sleeves like a badge of honor. Mental toughness is how we are often expected to respond to pressure, whether at work or in our personal lives. The tough mindset may get you through some difficult moments, but suppressing our emotions during difficult times can lead to procrastination, poor performance, and self-sabotage over time.

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