Steph DeAngelis illustrations are always relatable, whether it’s a girl lying next to NyQuil or working at her desk. And we got to know one of our fave illustrators a little better.
Your guilty pleasure?
Staying in on a weekend night, snuggling up drinking wine, ordering takeout and watching movies. I have become so selfish with my weekends and I have no guilt about it.
The words you live by?
Life first, work second. I think that speaks for itself.
What keeps you moving forward on tough days?
I think one of the most fascinating things about life is the impermanence of it all, so I know when things are tough, tomorrow is always a new day and a new opportunity. Above my bed, I printed out a copy of The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski, which I read daily and always makes me feel better. Oh and my friends, music and of course, my dog Remy.
A fine city?
Los Angeles, you can find anything and everything here.
Your social media addiction?
Food videos and dog memes #doggo.
What inspired you to illustrate?
I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil, so it was just a natural progression to keep it up. Most of my inspiration comes from my daily internal thoughts. A lot of my illustrations have a humorous or pensive element, which is my way of articulating how I feel on that given day.
What song on rotation right now?
So Good by Beat Connection and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I am not sure if there is an exact term for the profession, but I would love to live on a farm and rescue animals (read dogs) and rehabilitate them to be adopted. This is super long-term though, like retirement.
Your fave part of your job?
The people hands down. Good coworkers definitely become good friends, and I learn new things from them every day.
The advice you can give someone who wants a position like yours?
Focus on where you want your career to go, what you want to do, and everyday practice that one thing until you are happy. Once you're happy, don’t stop. Also, find a mentor and
listen, even if you don’t think their advice applies to you in the moment.
The thing about you that may surprise others?
I am an outgoing introvert.
What drew you to Mejuri?
It’s delicate but beautiful. And its elevated designs make it versatile.