Workflow with Jessica Middleton, Founder & Creative Director of Sunstone Studio

In this edition of Workflow, we have Jessica Middleton, Founder & Creative Director of Sunstone Studio, talking about having natural lighting, plants and a desk bunny.

Workflow is an interview series by Balance the Grind to get a glimpse into people’s working styles and workspaces. If you’re interested in sharing your workflow, submit it here!

Describe what you do: I am the Founder & Creative Director of Sunstone Studio, a design studio based in Manly, Australia. I have 7+ years studio experience across print, branding, art, Illustration, web, digital, product & textiles. I am also a freelance illustrator/artist having exhibited at numerous galleries and undertaken commercial work.

How do you like your coffee: Hot, cheap (I make my own) & early in the morning.

Device(s) you use: MacBook Pro and a large Mac display screen.

Describe your working style in one sentence: My working style is very relaxed but also very focused. I make sure my days are very balanced, always making time for a walk or meditation.

What does your workspace look like: Very clean, a lot of natural light with plenty of plants. I also have a little bunny who pops around to say hello every now and then.

How does your workspace affect your creative process: My workspace plays a huge role in my creative process. I generally start my projects with a clean desk which gives me a clear mind, ready to start brainstorming on whatever I’m working on. People who I work with being in the office is also great as it’s always good to have a second point of view and bounce ideas around.

Do you have a favourite playlist for work: Depends on what mood I’m in. Mondays are generally slow acoustics while Fridays are more upbeat getting ready for weekend!

Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: Lynsey Chan.

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Hey there! I'm Hao, the Editor-in-Chief at Balance the Grind. We’re on a mission to showcase healthy work-life balance through interesting stories from people all over the world, in different careers and lifestyles.