Creativity Tell All // Pow Wow Design Studio

The women behind Pow Wow Design Studio always light a creative fire in our hearts. We feel lucky to have a glimpse into their beautiful world. Enjoy!

How do you continually stay inspired and creative?

Honestly, I feel that inspiration comes from the most unexpected places, people, and things. It could be anything, such as an out-of-date piece of clothing at a thrift store that has a really unique color combination. Also, always keeping an open mind.

Is there anything special or unique about your morning routine?

I meditate every morning.

If someone wanted to break into your industry, what advice would you give them?

As with any profession, make sure it's your passion. If you don't go to bed excited for another day of work, then you need to find what that is, and do it.

Did you always know this career path was ‘the one’?

I never really thought about a career in the traditional sense.  I've been an artist my whole life; it's just how I came out of the oven. I'm super grateful that I found a way to pay the bills while doing what I love. 

What season inspires you most?

All seasons are inspiring, but I love it when you can feel the change of seasons in the air. The shadows get longer, the hues of the sky change, and the type of birds you see out the window change. It's all a reminder that nothing ever stays the same and that we are in a continuous, evolving state.

Do you have any funny short stories or embarrassing moments from when you first got started?

Funny and embarrassing things happen on a regular basis. It's impossible to name just one. Seriously.

What is the best advice you have been given?

You can't hold on to anything; not feelings, not things, not people, and not even your own breath. You must allow everything to flow through you, and in turn, flow with everything.

What is your dream project?

My dream project happens when we meet an open minded, creative client who allows us to do our thing, and wants us to create an event that transports their guests. We get dream projects often these days and I'm super grateful.

If there was a song that played every time you worked on your craft, what would it be?

I love working to "Ceremony" by New Order.

Is there anything in particular you are obsessed with these days?

I've always been obsessed with the set design of old James Bond movies and Fantasy Island.

What would you do if you had $40,900 for a vacation?

I would take a road trip across a country with my husband and daughter. Not sure which country, but definitely a road trip. 


Suzanne, Mike and the Wanderers