Meet Alyssa Joy!
Contributor to Belong Mag ISSUE 03 (our photographer for the "Podcasts, Periscope and All You Need to Know About Snapchat" feature) + ISSUE 04, we love this spunky, creative woman!
WHO ARE YOU? / I'm Alyssa Joy. I am a youth pastor's wife, momma and creative designer who is in love with techie tools (like my trusty Macbook Pro & iPad Pro and pencil!), ink and paper, glistening diamond rings, and beautiful bouquets of flowers. Most of all I am a sinner saved by grace whose Lord makes it possible for me to do what I love everyday, which is to be at home with my sweet little girl and create beautiful things! I'm an introvert who can easily withdraw into her small tribe of close, loyal friends and be one happy chic!
WHERE DO YOU BELONG? / In one of those huts on the water in Tahiti!! One day, you'll find me there!
WHAT IS YOUR "WHY"? / Honestly, I 100% absolutely LOVE what I do! I get giddy over every pretty thing I get to create! Every brand becomes my new favorite until the next time I get to work with some amazingly, awesome entrepreneur and bring their dream alive with beautiful graphics.
HOW DID YOU GET HERE? / It all started with designing a few logos for friends, many moments of "oh shoot, what in the world am I doing?!", several panicked phone calls to my dear tribe friends to talk me down from ledges - to loving every minute of what I do in working with awesome, crazily talented entrepreneurs and businesses!
IF WE WALKED INTO YOUR LIFE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY, WHAT WOULD WE SEE? / You'd most likely find slightly organized chaos, a pretty little office with brilliant white and a touch of mint and gold, most likely accompanied by Barbie dolls with crazy hair (possibly clothed, possibly unclothed) strewn all around amongst the pretty! I'd most likely be wearing a pair of skinny jeans and a sweatshirt, unless it's summer time - then I'm totally rocking the shorts and a tank top look! Oh, and with my nose in my pretty MacBook in-between the 'Mama, I need you!'s
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT? / This new one I just saw from the awesome Jenna Kutcher -
"When you are unsure of your calling, turn to the one who called you in the first place."
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA TOOL? / Instagram
FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? / Red Raspberry Chip
FAVORITE READ?/ Anything by Jodi Picoult
WHAT IS YOUR UNIFORM?/ Skinny jeans, tunic and a pair of cute boots!
IN THE INFINITE RAINBOW OF COLORS, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU NAME IT?/ Monumental mint
UMBRELLA OR SUNGLASSES? / Sunglasses
INTROVERT OR EXTROVERT? / Introvert
COFFEE OR TEA? / Tea
DIGITAL OR PRINT? / Print
SANDALS OR SNOW BOOTS? / Sandals
HOME OR TRAVEL? / Home
EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL? / Night Owl
WHAT'S ONE THING THAT YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS YEAR? / His will - whatever that might be and I'm excited to find out!!
LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? / The Mocking Jay . Part 2
WHAT DO YOU DO TO STAY INSPIRED? / Step away and take a look around. When I find myself in a rut, I just take a break - I grab my 6d and my favorite lens and go outside with my little. Getting some fresh air, basking in the memories and capturing them for the future frees my mind! Love it!
FAVORITE SONG RIGHT NOW? / Through All Of It by Colton Dixon
BIGGEST QUIRK? / I am a total germaphobe & slightly OCD
GUILTY PLEASURE? / Sparkling Grape Juice - LOTS of it!
Love the passion and excitement that spills out from Alyssa! Head over to Alyssa Joy Co to learn even more about this amazing woman and her branding and web design.
Psssst! You HAVE to check out her wedding magazine template and be on the lookout for the next one in the series made specifically for another type of wedding professional! Coming in just a few weeks!
All photos via Unsplash