We had the good fortune of connecting with Reece Ford and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Reece, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
My business helps both the community and the world. I save a percentage of my profits and donate it to organizations that helped change the narrative of homelessness, Building up the community, equality, and education. Each piece that I make helps fund organizations and helps bring those dreams of a better tomorrow into fruition.

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.
I’m still very much so in the beginning stages of my art life. It’s not easy creating something that will then be shared with the world, however I wouldn’t change anything about my process. For me, I do a lot of studying. I study with people. I study how people use color , I try and pay attention to why myself and other gravitate towards certain color combinations and then I apply this knowledge to what I create. If I ever found what I am doing to be challenging I try and take a walk. go on Pinterest, rummage through my closet and dress up…anything to find inspiration. Some lessons that I’ve learned is push through the fear push through the voices in your head because it should be illegal for you not to share your creativity with the world. What I want the world to know about my brand is that it’s for everybody there’s no one excluded when I make what I make and create what I create.

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?
Funny enough my best friend actually wants to come and visit and I told her that if she were to come and visit we would definitely have to visit Santa Monica and Venice beach area. I then would take her to Altadena to go hiking on the El Pietro Trail. We’d have to go to my favorite restaurant, Pine and Crane to get some really great Taiwanese food. We could have a picnic at one of my favorite parks, Elysian Park. We would go to The Grove or to The Americana then I would take her up to Lake arrowhead or Big Bear so she could see how close we are so close to the beach, skiing, and desert. To get my favorite fish tacos from Tacos Delta. I would also take her to Stough canyon, another favorite hike of mine, and Malibu… you can’t beat the view from the mountains.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Oh gosh! Where do I start there are so many mentors that I’d like to think because throughout my life different people have stepped in and just shown me different facets of who I am. My Parents- both business minded and creative
Kashi Johnson- Lehigh University Theater Professor
My H.Y.P.E. Family
Sue Eggen- Accessories Designer of Giant Dwarf
Residential Life at Temple University
The book the four agreements by Don M. Ruiz
The Defining Decade by Dr. Meg Jay
The Bible
To be honest this list is looooooong I could write a book just thanking everyone hahaha.

Instagram: @itsreeceford

Image Credits
Jei Romanes Nooworks

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