One of our favorite things to do is to ask the folks we are inspired by what they are inspired by. We’ve shared some of their responses below.

Rocky Singhvi | Creative Director of Rocky Star Fashion

I like to get inspired by everything around me. The strong and powerful people around me often inspire me to keep striving for something new. Experimenting and being myself, speaking my own mind through my designs and making clothes for people who like to feel powerful through their clothes. For example, for my Autumn-Winter collection, the main source of my inspiration was powerful women. Hence the name “Shakti: The Eternal Power”. I wanted to bring forth a collection that was wearable, bold and eternal. Read more>>

Jessika Jones | Media Producer & Impact Consultant

I am inspired by need. Where there is need, there is opportunity. My personal and professional lives have been marked by service, so when I consider “need,” I’m always inspired to find a way to put my talent to use in a way that can contribute to a solution. As a society, we’ve digressively shifted from a place of need to desire. As such, we’ve found ourselves with huge pockets of underserved spaces and communities that *need* this or that. So then, the way I look at it — I could spend my time creating at a whim, or I could submit that creativity to real-world problem solving and storytelling. Doing the latter challenges and inspires me far more than the former. Read more>>

Shawn Kelly | Music Producer & Composer

I am inspired by the journey of life, the ups and the downs and the in-betweens. Music is a big part of my life so hearing something new to me give me joy because someone else who is a creative created this musical arrangement for whatever reason; for themselves, for someone else, or something. I am also inspired by other forms of art, such as architecture and installation art. Read more>>

Kazuya Morimoto | Historical cityscape painter

I am inspired by the history that people have built up, especially the old cityscape that leaves its footprints. And I am impressed by the spirit of inheriting its history to the present day harmonizing with the old cityscape. Read more>>

Rachael Sofia | Model and Content Creator

In my modelling, I have been very inspired lately by the aesthetic of Paris in the 50’s/60’s. It was such a beautiful time for fashion and style. Read more>>

Maritza Westbrooks | Lash Artist and Educator

I am inspired by people who’s odds were stacked against them and still found a way to make it happen. Life is a matter of perspective, I think that when We finally understand that life happens for us and not to us, every single journey becomes an inspiration. Read more>>