Meet Cierra, Our Graphic Designer: 15 Questions

1. Tell us a little about yourself!
I recently graduated from Fairfield University studying Studio Art and Graphic Design. I am now StyleCaster’s Graphic Designer in New York City. I love all things creative ever since I could first hold a crayon. I love to wear the latest fashion trends, try out about the best beauty tips, and take a million pictures of my two dogs!

2. What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I love to SHOP! Spending time with my younger sister at the mall and taking cute instagrams at trendy cafes is something I love to do too! Since I am always graphically designing on a computer, I love to take a break from the screen and focus on drawing and painting. Of course, playing with my pups too 🙂 

3. Morning person or night owl? 
NIGHT OWL!! I find I am most creative late at night when I am alone and most awake after completing my 12 step skincare routine. My family and friends know not to talk to me before 10 am lol! 

4. What’s the best purchase you’ve ever made? 
This is a tough one! I love to shop and feel like this answer changes every year. One item that sticks out to me is a vintage Louis Vuitton wallet I purchased while studying abroad in Amsterdam. I found it in a little consignment shop right near the Amsterdam canals. It was my first Louis purchase so it was special in that sense too! It holds such great memories and I will continue to use it forever! 

5. Sneakers or heels? 
Can I say both?! Ever since starting my big girl job in the city, I’ve been all about the heels. I am all about the trends though, so I have been rocking my chunky dad sneakers lately! 🙂 

6. What’s your favorite part about being a part of our team? 
I always was able to relate to Brooke and Meggan’s instagram stories and blog posts as we have the same interests and wishlists before I even joined the team! I love being able to create for something that matches both of our aesthetics. Plus, I am always getting the best inside scoop on good deals and THE BEST wishlists! 

7. What show(s) are you currently binging? 
Big Little Lies season 2 and Handmaid’s Tale Season 3! Both are insanely good!

8. Where do you see yourself in five years? 
If I asked myself this five years ago, I definitely wouldn’t believe you if you told me I would be StyleCaster’s and Somewhere, Lately’s Graphic Designer! I am honestly living my dream! But, I hope to still be working in the city, living it up since I am only 21 and continuing to create as much as possible.

9. Drink/cocktail of choice? 
Being a recent college grad, I can admit I’ve had my fair share of cheap wine and spiked seltzers. Being a city girl now, I’ve extended my palette to fancier rose and the occasional Moscow Mule. 

10. Coffee or tea? 
Matcha!! Can’t drink coffee *gasp* it makes me crazy!

11. What would be the theme song for your life? 
Thank you, Next – Ariana Grande 

12. Favorite movie? 
Any 2000s romcom. Love She’s The Man, Sleepover, Cinderella Story. Such classics for my generation lol too many to choose from! 

13. How did you get in to graphic design? 
When I was young, I always said I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. I decided to study studio art in college to further my creativity because I knew I had the talent and I wanted to do something that I loved. My sophomore year of college was when I taught myself graphic design. I merged my love of social media and technology with my art and it just worked! I taught myself everything I know!

14. Biggest lesson you’ve learned working? 
Everything happens for a reason & patience. Sometimes I can get frustrated in my work if it isn’t perfect and I have learned that patience is key in making things perfect. I can’t even tell you how many times I have worked on a huge graphic project and it ended up getting accidentally deleted. This has taught me to only do it better the next time around and it was probably for the better!

15. What’s your dream job? 
I am doing it!! I truly got so lucky to be doing what I do today. Of course I would love to the working alongside Anna Wintour and creating the pages of the next September Issue, but what I am doing now doesn’t even feel like work to me! Everything truly happens for a reason 🙂 

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