River City Six: Kristin White
Meet Kristin White, Graphic Designer at Strictly Business Magazine!
How did you get started in the business?
I previously worked as a product photographer and image editor for about six years and although I enjoyed it, I was ready for a change and wanting to get back into the creative field. A graphic design opportunity opened up at Strictly Business that I couldn’t pass up, so I moved from Kearney to Lincoln in September to pursue the position.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Getting ‘designers block.’ I’ve had to learn how to flip that switch whenever I feel stuck with a design and need some inspiration.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
It’s always a great feeling when clients love what I design for them. If they are happy, I am happy!
Tell us a little about your family.
I was born and raised in Lexington, NE and am the youngest of two. My parents live near Lexington and my sister and brother-in-law live in Seward, NE so it’s great to get to see them more often.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
When I stopped wishing and started doing – that was the best decision I have ever made.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
You can most likely find me with family, at the lake in the summer, shopping, or road tripping.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I’ve played tennis for 21 years and have been doing CrossFit for 3 ½ years. I also was once related to Chuck Norris by marriage.
What are you the most proud of?
Staying grounded and true to myself in a world where society and social media can have so much influence, constantly trying to make you something else.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Teleportation; I’d go somewhere new every day if I could!
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
I’ve been told I should open an Etsy shop to sell my paintings. I love to paint!
Which talent would you most like to have?
Being more tech savvy would definitely come in handy sometimes.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
I love nature, color, and design so I think landscaping would be a lot of fun!
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
I’m not currently involved as I am new to the area, but it would be hard for me to pick just one since there are so many great and important causes out there.
What is your favorite movie?
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Adele, she’s hilarious!
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
Via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach me in the office at (402) 466-3330.