We had the good fortune of connecting with Kristin Scott and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kristin, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Being creative is my whole life. I have been bursting at the seams with creativity since day one. Again it is my whole everything. I am not normal, nor have I ever wanted to be “normal”. I was not the kid that hung out at the high school parties. I was scouring the streets and rummaging thru dumpsters to find anything I could get my hands on that was free to paint on. It has never been a choice, but to make things.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As my father would say, “If it was easy anyone could do it”. Was it hard? Oh hell yes. The first 10 years were completely unstable, but I persevered because there was never another choice. Being a woman-founded company was extremely difficult. The support was just not there. Did people tell me over and over to give up? YES. What is my advice? I don’t know if I would advise anyone to choose my road, but I will say my advice is to move forward one step at a time. As a child athlete, I trained every day to land a trick, you fail more times than you succeed. I guess my advice would be to expect a lot of failures but learn from each one of those failures to build your brand.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh wow, that is tough. I think that the biggest mistake people make when traveling to a new city is trying to “SEE” all sites. Especially with Los Angeles, this is such an incredibly diverse and big place with so much to do and see. I always tell people to focus on one part of town and really dig in. I do love Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and Echo Park. These were always my stomping grounds and I still love those areas. Korea town is always a blast. Some of my favorite spots are more in the old-school vein. There are a few mandatory spots Phillipe’s downtown is great for French dips but I go for the breakfasts, and the people watching. Taylors steak house on 8th is epic and the food is still great. Korean BBQ is always a must as well as a stop at a Korean spa for a soak, massage, and body scrub. The Prince in Korea Town is also pretty cool Korean fried chicken is a must. For Tacos, the folks at TACO ZONE in Echo Park on Alvarado is spectacular. I end up at BIG BAR quite often, it’s next door to our Hillhurst location, have Mario make you a gorgeous cocktail and chat up the boys.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My family, who as always given me the space and encouragement to thrive creatively. Most of all my husband.. He has never been afraid of my shine and if anything is always welcoming my crazy.