We had the good fortune of connecting with Iberia Brisa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Iberia, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
“You are a living magnet. If it is in your mind, it will be your reality,” by Karly Ryan (@madeof_karly).
My favorite affirmations fluctuate depending on what season of my life I’m in; but, this one really resonates with me right now. Love and authenticity gravitate towards love and authenticity. I appreciate the emphasis on attracting the high vibrational energy by harnessing it within instead of looking for it elsewhere. We often rely on others to dictate our emotional wellbeing. But, we grow most when looking internally.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
It’s sometimes challenging when people don’t understand creative work as a career. All work is an energy exchange; but, creative work often does not receive credit as a “real job”. That is what I love about it though. It is ambiguous; I can do whatever I want with it! My skill-set is multidimensional; but, the overarching theme is visual strategy. I am a visual strategist with the intention of producing an authentic brand that is reflective of its creator. Majoring in Writing and Rhetoric at Pepperdine University has allowed me to study the way in which we communicate with each other, the way we connect and understand each other. In order to communicate who we are, we need to establish our own identities; and, that is my goal in working with different businesses.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
It depends on the season! My dream day with my best friend is a summer day..and we’ve honestly spent this day together. First stop is Erewhon, of course, to pick up a lunch and pack it in a cooler. Next is Moon Juice to sip some cosmic iced matchas (I sweeten mine with coconut nectar!). Then we’d head to the beach in Malibu, settle in, and enjoy our packed lunch. We’d catch up: talk about our passions, fears, and just random girl talk! Next is dinner at a fun and hip spot in Venice, most likely Fig Tree Cafe right on the boardwalk! Dinner isn’t complete without dessert, especially with my best friend, Emily, so then we’d head to Frozen Fruit for some refreshing plant based ice cream! My favorite days are simple days with magical moments.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My college roommate, Cameron Swanson, was actually the first person to tell me I should do something along the lines of being a visual strategist! I do not think I would have recognized it as a plausible career without her. Cameron, I call her Cammy, was really persistent in telling me I should pursue this career. She is always someone I can bounce some ideas off of, create content with, and is so so supportive. My family, boyfriend, soul sister, and energy healer are also really influential through all of the love and support they continue to show me.
The personal photo of myself was shot by Camera by Cameron. The rest were taken by me.