Dorothy is a designer and illustrator extraordinaire. We are lucky to have her on our team here at Murad, where her creative vision really shines through. She recently illustrated bold and colorful infographics for our Acne campaign that have been a huge hit. We’re excited to introduce you to the incredibly talented Dorothy Chung.
When did you first realize you wanted to be in the creative field?
I don’t know if I ever had the formal realization that I wanted to be a designer. It’s just what I have been doing since grade school. I would design and sew my Halloween costume because I couldn’t find one that matched my vision. Designing and being creative is really the only way for me to be myself.
What is your main source of creative inspiration?
I love looking for patterns. When I am walking down the street, I observe textures, shapes, and colors around me. I might be inspired by the colors of a house or the way the grass moves in the wind.
What is your favorite Murad product and why?
I love the Clarifying Mask from the Acne line. I have acne-prone skin so it helps to calm my skin and gives me an excuse to have some “me” time!
How do you embrace the Murad Inclusive Health® vision of Looking, Living and Feeling #BetterEveryDay?
How do you LOOK BETTER?
I have recently been turned on to facial massage. I take about 2 minutes while cleansing to massage my face. It feels a bit indulgent and helps with circulation.
How do you LIVE BETTER?
I like to run as often as I can. I am so lucky that I work so close to the beach. I often run to the beach and back on my lunch break. It’s so nice to step out of the office in the middle of the day to smell the sea and feel the wind. It feels rebellious.
How do you FEEL BETTER?
I like having small traditions to keep in contact with the people that mean the most to me. I go on Sunday run days with my best friends Tony, Melissa and Laura around the Silver Lake Reservoir. My sister, Hayley, and I are really close. We have a tradition where we put on one temporary tattoo every time we see each other.
If you weren’t at work, what would you be doing?
I would be working on designing graphics for the organization I volunteer with, 826LA. They show kids that reading and writing can be fun through field trips, workshops and tutoring. I am designing a tote and t-shirt that they will sell in their Time Travel Mart. It’s a store that sells fun products like Robot Milk and canned Mammoth Chunks to help support the organization.
We heard you design clothes? Tell us more!
My foray into designing started at clothing; it only seems natural for me to return to what I know. I designed a little collection of 4 looks with lots of pockets! I like to see where I can push myself design-wise.
We’re sure there’s lots more to come Dorothy, thank you for sharing with us. Be sure to visit her website at www.DorothyChung.com for a look at more of her fun and whimsical designs.