ER: What do you do?
ALK: I dream of cool ideas and make them into tangible realities. Creative Design & Product Development
ER: Why East Room?
ALK: I enjoy being in the company of like minded people. A creative, healthy and productive environment goes hand in hand with working outside the box and pushing new boundaries. A community is only as great as the contribution of it's members. The East Room is a beautiful space filled with friendly talented individuals.
ER: What are three things you need to do your job?
ALK: Inspiration, collaboration, technical skill.
ER: Do you feel like a freshman, sophomore or senior in your field?
ALK: I start the day feeling like a freshman ready to take on any challenge or lesson that may come my way. Mid-day I feel like a sophomore researching, referencing, problem solving, and developing skills. By the end of the day I feel like a senior. I reflect on the trust I have in my intuition, the craft and skills that I have honed, as well as my support network of mentors, friends and family. But on my better days I'm a freshman in every aspect, always ready, always learning, and never jaded.
As told to: Olivia Seally / Photos by: Michael Rousseau