Jennifer Chong first caught our attention when she blogged about our San Francisco showroom earlier this year. Her photos of our space—a space we see day after day—captured a freshness that made us take a second look. We’ve been fans of her photography and graphic design ever since. As we continue our Heath 10 celebration, we’re excited to partner with Jennifer and host a Pinterest board with her where she shares her inspirations over the past 10 years.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a graphic designer and photographer in Long Beach, California. I work on a variety of different projects including logo design/branding to food photography! I also have a lifestyle blog where I share some of my favorite recipes, travel adventures and things I am loving.
We’ve been looking back on our past ten years at Heath, identifying turning points for our company’s history. Any particular people, places, objects, or moments in time that were particularly formative to how you perceive design?
One moment that stands out particularly to me is my trip to Southeast Asia in 2010. I spent part of my time living with a Thai family and teaching English. Being immersed in a completely different culture really forced me to look at everything in new ways. I think you gain a greater appreciation for all kinds of design when you are away from your comfort zone. Plus I always believe that traveling is a great way to refuel your creative juices.
We’re so glad you are a fan of our Heath pieces. Do you have a favorite?
Oh gosh! So hard to pick a favorite, I remember my first Heath piece was from a good friend she got me the bud vases – I had been eyeing them forever and even suggest that she get them for our other friend. One day I hope to add a dinnerware set and this serving dish to my home. And if I ever get a house, I definitely want some beautiful tiles in there too.
Is there a special comment or story you want to share with us about any of your pins?
I am constantly inspired by the work of letterer and illustrator Jessica Hische. She is amazing in so many ways and always there to help her community. Watch any of her talks - they are so motivating.
All photos courtesy Jennifer Chong.