Lucy, a Birmingham native, has gravitated towards coastal towns since graduating from Auburn University with a BFA in Graphic Design. After a fellowship with Coastal Living magazine, she worked as the Assistant Art Director for a boutique marketing firm and publishing house along the shores of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. While there, she began to introduce watercolor illustrations into her layout designs, and she quickly fell in love with the technique. After marrying her husband, Patrick, in the summer of 2017, she made the move to Mobile, Alabama, where she currently resides and works as Dogwood Hill's Creative Director as well as one of its contributing artists. She finds so much joy in bringing ideas to life through typography, color and paper. Evening walks around Mobile with her husband and pup, Galley, curling up with a good book, and spending time with loved ones are some of her very favorite things.
Dream destination: Israel
Magical place: Paris
Ideal dinner date: J.K. Rowling
Favorite album: Alabama Christmas by Alabama for the holidays and anything Frank Sinatra for the rest of the year.
Recommended read: Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
Favorite recent film: Midnight in Paris
Favorite foods: All things chocolate, charcuterie boards and sushi
Power color: Ochre/Mustard Yellow
Beach or mountains: The beach! I lived in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida for a few years after graduating from Auburn. It holds such special memories for me!
Inspiration: Travel, podcasts and books/book stores
Prized possession: My box full of letters, cards and invitations that I have kept over the years.
Preferred sign-off: “Warmly, Lucy” for everyday correspondence and “xoxo” for friends
Etiquette tip: Sending a thank you note! (Sometimes I’m late, but sending it late is better than never…)
Writing utensil: Black uni-ball micro point pen.
Road trip game: Finding a list of questions online that spark interesting conversations.
Go-to hostess gift: A fancy bottle of olive oil, stationery or a candle.
Hidden talent: I can throw a mean spiral with a football!
Perfect cup of joe: I actually don’t drink coffee! Dr. Pepper is my choice of caffeine.
Childhood dream job: An artist or a pediatrician. I went the artist route and live vicariously through my husband who is in Orthopedic Residency.
Creative fuel: New supplies and a clean working space
Tool of the trade: My light pad! I couldn’t address envelopes without it!