I’m Curious to Know—Phoebe Cornog
To expand this space for continual growth and contribute to the experience of individuals living in inspiration, I’ve started a new interview series, I'm Curious to Know.
I’ve always loved reading other people’s stories of growth and creativity, so by showcasing creative people who have followed their curiosity to more enjoyable pursuits, I want to also help you discover the joy in pursuing your own curiosity in life.
Today, I’d like to introduce you to Phoebe Cornog, Co-founder of the meet up group and design studio San Diego Letters, plus co-podcaster of Drunk on Lettering.
What was the ONE thing that called you to pursue this venture, and where, if physically, did you feel this calling?
I've always loved art but graphic design was just a guess. I knew that I wanted to make art but also make money with whatever career path I chose. It was between architecture and graphic design, however I was not interested in physics.
Is there a connection of this curiosity to your childhood, or is this something you discovered later in life? Please describe.
I was definitely always creative as a child. I love to draw and paint, make forts, etc,..
What was your greatest fear in pursuing design and lettering, and do you feel you've overcome that fear?
I've overcome a lot of fears in my short amount of time in the field. Going freelance was by far my greatest fear, but it's proven to be the most exciting and rewarding.
What is your ULTIMATE vivid vision for your design studio—or your life—if you dare to share it with us?
I'd love for myself and Roxy Prima to have our studio space where we can host clients as well as workshops and events. I also hope for us to travel all over the world for murals and to speak at conferences.
What is one thing you would advise others who are interested in pursuing their curiosity to new ventures?
Go for it. If I can do it, you can do it. You just have to have the passion and everything else will fall in to place.
What brings you the greatest joy during difficult moments?
I can feel that I am growing. Although it's uncomfortable, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I'll have learned something.
To see all the awesome creations Phoebe has been a part of, or if you would like to send her a message, catch up with her and San Diego Letters on Instagram here, here and here. Interested in having San Diego Letters paint a rad mural, visit the website, www.sandiegoletters.com for more information.
Thank you, Phoebe, for sharing your story with us. I, personally, can’t get enough of all the art San Diego Letters puts out!
Now, I ask you, what is one thing you’ve been curious, yet fearful, to start? Let’s all take Phoebe’s advice and just ‘GO FOR IT’. Please, share in the comments below—I’m curious to know!
With much love and gratitude,
*All photos provided by San Diego Letters.