Thursday, 21 August 2014

Hot Cup of Inspiration; Rekita Nicole

Hey! Today it's the third installment in the 'Hot Cup of Inspiration' Interviews. Each Thursday I'll be interviewing a different creative entrepreneur. We'll chat with all sorts of people - from writers, to designers, jewelry makers and photographers to see just what makes them tick.

Today I'm chatting with the lovely Rekita from Rekita Nicole Design studios. She is a blogger who makes her living doing blog designs and branding processes. You should check her out. She's Genius!

In case you missed the last post with jewelry designer and creative consultant Alisha, you can find it *here*
The second post with Social Media Manager & Personal Stylist Candice Van Wye is *here*

When Why and How did you start your blog?
I started my first blog when my husband was deployed in 2011. I started it because I really needed an outlet. I had just given birth to my second son and I just needed something to help me vent. 

Are you self taught or did you go to school for design?
I am self-taught, even though I do want and need to go to school to master my craft. I am sort of all over the place. 

Have you always had a passion for design?
Well, I have always had a passion for art, period. I am very creative. I used to be very good at drawing, I could look at something and just draw it. So having those skills has really lead me to the passion for design. 

How do you remain inspired & motivated to create?
My family motivates me a lot. I also have a husband who encourages/gets-on-my-nerves to be better. I also wanted to show my children there is more to me than just “mom”. I wanted to show them that they can follow their dreams and make a life from their passion.

What’s the most satisfying aspect of your ‘job’? What has been your best moment through your career so far?
The most satisfying aspect is getting that “WOW” reaction form my clients. It makes me feel so good and confident that I can do more. The best moment has been making good friends and collaborations.

What's the worst part about your job?
The worst thing is when people don't understand what you do and how much time it takes. Being a graphic designer and coder is so tedious. 

 What are your top tips for anyone interested in the design career?
I say research and take some classes pertaining to your craft. My most important tip is to set hours for your clients and yourself. I used to stay up until 2 AM designing and I would be the worst person in the morning. Also, leave weekend for yourself and your family. There is also nothing wrong with taking a short hiatus to regroup. 

You can find Rekita on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram
or check out her blog and design website


  1. I love discovering new bloggers! Off to visit with Rekita!

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you! I hope you can find some inspiration each week. It'll be going on until at least mid-september!

  3. What a great idea for a feature! Off to visit.

    1. Thank you! I had questions I wanted to ask so I thought why not make a feature out of it and share it with you all!

  4. I love this! I am going to go read the other ones now!
    Such a great series.


    1. Great! I thought that if I had questions that y'all would want to know too. Thanks for reading.

  5. I absolutely LOVE Rekita!!! We both give each other advice about graphic designing (I design too) and we talk on the regular on our phone. Speaking of, I will text her after this comment! I even recently met up with her and her boys at Disney! It was raining so bad!! Rekita is so talented and I envy her skills. I am slow with WP so she is a huge help whenever I am working on a WP blog.

    Great interview!!

    1. I wish I had design skills, but sadly I suck at photoshop and coding. Glad that you've found a design friend - it's always amazing to have someone you can reach out to who understands what you do, and can help you when you get stuck!

      Thanks for reading!

  6. I love interviews and I have always loved Rekita and her work

  7. I have a friend who's a graphic designer and she is always talking about how people don't really understand the time thing. So I totally feel ya. Great post, very interesting.

  8. Great interview! Off to check out her work :) (also agree with best and worst parts about being a designer)

  9. love finding new bloggers!! Thanks for sharing with us rekita nicole!


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