Who inspires you?
It’s probably clichéd to say, but my parents inspire me and then there’s a designer name Chris Do down in LA that runs Blind, Inc. I’d say Chris Do inspires me professionally and my parents inspire me personally.
What was the best concert you ever attended?
Since I was young, I’ve been a fan of Switchfoot. I’ve seen them several times in concert, but there was this one time that I went to their concert and then I managed to get into the after show where the lead singer did an acoustic set. I got to meet him later on, so that was probably one of the best concert experiences I’ve ever had.
Where’s your favorite place in the world?
Right now, I’d have to say Cambria or San Simeon. They are really quiet and beautiful, a great place to relax and collect yourself again.
If you could be any animal, which would you be?
What’s the last book you read?
I’ve been reading the Talented series, which is like a dystopian, young adult type book. It’s like an eight-book series, so I’m in the middle of that.
What are you passionate about?
Really good design and typography. That’s one of the things Chris Do talks a lot about is typography and I find that really interesting. It’s kind of both an art and a science. There’s rules to it, so once you understand the rules to topography it’s much easier to do beautiful work. You can also break the rules, but you have to know the rules in order to break them correctly. There’s a lot of history to it and I just find it fascinating.
What’s your favorite movie?
I really like the Lord of the Rings movies. I like the books, too, but I really like the movies. It’s probably kind of cheesy, but I also really like the Mission Impossible movies. I love a good spy flick.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Last year over Thanksgiving I went to London to visit one of my best friends. On Thanksgiving we had a big Thanksgiving dinner with all of her British friends who had never had Thanksgiving and around three in the morning, I decided I want to go to Paris the next day, so I did. I got about an hour and a half of sleep, I woke up at five and bought the most expensive train ticket ever to Paris because it was so last minute. I went to Paris for the day, came back that evening and flew home the next day.
What are you currently watching on Netflix?
I’ve actually been rewatching a series called “Chuck.”
Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
Lily Collins, she lives the most glamorous life in the most low-key way.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
When I lived in Monterey I went to this restaurant in Carmel and had coq au vin. It was seriously some of the best food I’ve ever had. It just really stands out.
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
I’ve been feeling Italy lately. It changes on a month-to-month basis, but I’ve really been wanting to go there.
What are some of your pet peeves?
I absolutely hate it when people don’t use their blinkers. The right one especially.
Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?
Louis May Alcott, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Ayn Rand.
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
What’s your favorite family tradition?
Summertime day trips to the beach
Who is your least favorite superhero?
Spiderman. I think unfortunately for him, the Toby McGuire movies just totally annoyed me. It’s so unfortunate for Spiderman because he’d probably be pretty cool. Under normal circumstances, I’d probably like him. I just can’t deal with Toby McGuire.
How would you spend one million dollars?
I’d buy a comfortable home, I’d help my parents pay off their home and go travel the world. Then I’d come back to the home that I bought.
If you could choose to remain one age forever, what age would that be?
It was a really good year.
If you had one free hour each day, how would you use it?
I guess it’d depend on the day, but I’d probably read more.
What are three words your friends would use to describe you?
I’m honest (maybe more than I should be), contradictory and it’s not really a word, but I’m always up for a friendly debate.
If you had a time machine, would you visit the past or the future?
The past. I think there’s a lot to learn from the past to make the future better. I don’t think I’d want to know what my future looked like, I want that to be a surprise. I don’t like spoilers.
If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guess?
Justin Timberlake, maybe. He’s always interesting whenever he’s on Jimmy Fallon’s show.
What is one of the things on your bucket list?
I want to visit all of the continents before I die, including Antarctica. That’s going to be the hardest one.
If you could take one physical item with you on a deserted island, what would it be?
My bed maybe? I don’t want to sleep on the rocks.