This week, on the Baggins blog, we're back with another member of our crew to find out what gets them out of bed in the morning. Today we're bringing you a chat with our printshop MC and creator extraordinaire, Anna! When this spicy gal isn't busy designing, refining and printing your custom kicks (brought to you, largely, by caffeine); you'll find her exploring our own version of Sesame Street here in Victoria, or adventuring all over Vancouver Island! Failing that she'll probably be curled up on the sofa with a good book secretly dreaming of rainbow footwear...
KEEP READING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ANNA, IN HER OWN WORDS...
Baggins Blog (BB): Why don't you introduce yourself?
Anna Hendrickson (AH): Hey! I’m Anna, the Lead Graphic Designer and Printshop Manager here at Baggins.
BB: How would you describe your style?
AH: Classic with a twist. Sometimes I’m feeling bright colours but usually, I’m a neutrals gal. If I’m feeling spicy you’ll catch me with some bright red lipstick.
BB: Can you tell us about your first pair of Converse, Dr. Martens or Vans?
AH: My first pair of classic hi-top chucks were bright red - my favourite colour, forever. I got them when I was four, and they were second only to my sparkly rainbow rainboots - oh, the ‘90s.
BB: What are your current top 3 product picks?
BB: What do you do during your free time?
AH: I’m pretty much glued to my computer screen at work, and whenever I’m not designing, I’m adventuring outside. You can catch me exploring the glorious beaches on this island, “researching” the greatest breakfast spots in Victoria. Or, if I’m feeling lazy, I’ll be hanging out with my sidekick/cat Meryl on my couch, reading a book.
BB: What do you love most about Victoria?
AH: I love the small-town vibe within the city atmosphere. I love that it sometimes feels like Sesame Street where you can’t walk across the street without bumping into a friend. I love the proximity to 1000 different forests/beaches/hikes/lakes, and most of all, I love the opportunity to do something new every day. I’m a fairly recent import, I’ll be celebrating my four-year anniversary in September!
BB: What’s the craziest/best/most different thing you’ve done in a pair of Vans?
AH: If I told you that, I’d have none of my mystique ;)
BB: What are your current favourite tunes?
BB: What do you love most about working for Baggins?
AH: Our feisty team is absolutely the best part of my job. I also love working every day with our creative and talented customers, seeing all the sweet customs that come through the printshop is so exciting, never a dull moment.
BB: If you had to choose one shoe for the rest of your life, which style/brand would it be?
AH: Is it boring to say a fresh pair of white hi-top chucks?
BB: Any life/shoe/personal advice you would like to share with our readers?
AH: Stay weird.
So there you have it, some fine life advice from the ever-mysterious Anna! Here at Baggins, no day is complete without overhearing Anna's infectious laughter over the whirring of the printshop and we simply can't imagine the place without her.
If you're ever thinking of designing a pair of custom kicks it's likely Anna will be the one to get back to you with a mock-up for your approval, you're in good hands. We'll leave you to check out those song recommendations and see what you think!
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