Joneen Rodgers is director and designer at Wellington's In Haus Design with a penchant for coffee and cheeseburgers, along with yoga and yoghurt...
My first job was ... If I’m honest it was at McDonald's making Big Macs and animal shaped balloons for kids parties. I also worked as a sales and colour consultant for Guthrie Bowron, a decorating chain store with branches throughout New Zealand
And now the title on my business card is ... In Haus Design – Designer / Director
Which really means ... Big fancy titles for a small business run mostly out of our spare bedroom!
My day starts with ... The occasional walk and yoga session, a cup of green tea with some homemade cereal and natural yoghurt
And ends with ... A cup of tea (currently Bell – Kenya Bold) and a good old chin wag with my husband
And in between, I ... Keep myself out of trouble by meeting clients and suppliers, answering emails and phone calls, teaching some design classes at the university and a local high school, getting side tracked by social media, day dreaming, coming up with at least 10 new ideas, scribbling them down in 10 different places knowing that I might have time to complete one or two of them but always believing that I’ll get round to all of them one day!
My first artistic memory is ... Doing a landscape design for my parents house in my 1B5 text book with a blunt HB pencil
If I wasn't doing this, I'd be ... possibly working as a personal trainer. Before I decided to study design I was also interested in sports and nutrition
I'm inspired by ... All things around me. The elderly are amazing, I was on a computer course over the weekend with an 80 year old man. You are never to old to start something new. The kids I teach are great, they have no idea how clever some of their ideas are and it’s great to see them start to realise their potential. Also my friends and family are pretty great too, gosh I think I can feel a tear welling up in the corner of my eye...
I can't live without ... Without a doubt it would be my husband and I’m currently trying to cut down on coffee and sneaky cheeseburgers but it seems I cannot live without them either
True 'style' is ... Having a knowledge and appreciation of all 'styles' and knowing when to bring them together and when to rein it in
My work in three words is... Considered, Simple and Diverse
Joneen Rodgers is director and designer at In Haus Design
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