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Calling all creatives! Get a wholesome dose of local inspiration from one of the imaginative minds behind Howard Smith Wharves.
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Kara Hynes @K AR A_ HYNE S K AR AHYNE S.COM
What’s your occupation? Digital Content & Creative Lead at Howard Smith Wharves. Describe your personal style… Classic with a romantic modern twist. Song on high rotation Leon Bridges – Good Thing Album. What’s the key to your success/happiness? As cliché as it sounds, balance. It took me a while to get there, balancing a career as well as my family. When I have a good balance of both I have learnt things happen just that little bit easier. Sum up a typical day for you… I am lucky enough in my role that no two days are ever the same! There is usually a combo of meetings, a photo shoot or two, turning around images as well as art direction, styling, and getting ready for large and small scale activations within the precinct and the brands that sit within them. I also consult on the side which keeps me very busy. 82
Favourite project you have ever worked on? I have been extremely lucky to work with some amazing brands such as Tiffany & Co, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue Living but I would say my current project is my favourite to date. I got to witness Howard Smith Wharves go from being a big dream to now a reality that the whole of Brisbane can enjoy, it’s pretty satisfying to have had a role in it. One fashion brand to wear for the rest of your life? It’s a three-way tie between Zimmermann, Lee Matthews and Ulla Johnson. Describe a turning point in your life… I would say I have had two. The first was when I had my son Charlie. I had him when I was very young and learnt earlier than most how to be driven as well as bring up this tiny person and start a career. The second happened only a year or so ago. I am a natural creative with high energy who always has a million things on the go at once wanting to complete everything to a high standard whilst working myself into the ground. I learnt last year to be gentle to STYLEMAGAZINES.COM.AU
myself both mentally, physically and in my career, taking time to do the things that really make me happy. It is a great idea to be driven to success, but I learnt that all of that can’t come at the expense of everything else.. Favourite cuisine right now? Japanese. Beauty products you’re loving? Mecca In Good Light Tinted Moisturiser, Nars Blush in Gina and Kevyn Aucoin Mascara. Can’t stop watching? Big Little Lies. Where do you seek inspiration from? Sometimes it’s just the way colours sit next to each other, or the way shapes talk to each other or even mundane items in the grocery store. It can be in the car on the way home from work or while I’m sitting in my studio intentionally channelling ideas for a project. My brain never seems to slow down, and I feel like you can find beauty and inspiration almost everywhere, you just have to look.
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