Kristi Dominguez is a professional graphic designer, and DIY lover, sharing her latest projects on her blog, I Should Be Mopping The Floor. Kristi started her blog in 2011 to promote her business and slowly it became more of a platform for her DIY, craft and creative projects. She comes from a fully fledged DIY family, most notability her woodworking Dad who occasionally makes an appearance on her blog. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Kristi Dominguez.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
I’m extremely vintage-eclectic. I love to surround myself with unique and handmade pieces that have a fun history. The trick is getting it all to work together.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I look to other artists for inspiration, through design books from college that still inspire me. I also really think on how things will look and function over time.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
My dad. He’s almost 80 and is still a person who can create almost anything with his two hands. His attention to detail on wood work is pretty amazing. And I’ve learned from him to definitely think outside the box on projects: just because the rest of the world is doing it one way doesn’t mean there isn’t still a better way to be found.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I daydream about the project for weeks before starting it. I think about how it will function/look/feel in my home before deciding on how to design it.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
I’m actually a graphic designer, but design appeals to me in every form: especially interiors. Be bold: cross into another field, even if it’s not your exact background. Design careers have taken on new meanings: who would have thought I could blog for a living about design in all forms?