Featured Designer: Teal Laughlin

ID Collaborative blog post

Meet Teal, the newest member of the IDC team:

Where are you from? Frenchtown, NJ

Where did you go to college? Savannah College of Art and Design

What is your favorite color? Blues, Greens

What is your favorite decade for design? Why? I appreciate it all…. But I’m a true sucker for a good mix of mid-century modern / eclectic. Embracing a variety of styles and time periods using cohesive elements like color, texture and finish. Perfection!

What was your favorite food when you were a child? PIZZA…. Still is!

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod/Phone? Right now, anything by Judah and the Lion.

What’s your least favorite mode of transportation? I HATE a train. Never again. I once took an Amtrak from NJ to Savannah GA and it was the most miserable 18 hrs of my life. Stop- Stop. Go. Stop. Go.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? Oprah – She’s empowering.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Play the guitar and do Arial Silks.

If you had to work on only one project for the next year, what would it be? A fun pediatrics office, or an upscale Boutique Hotel and Luxury Spa.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Pay off all my student loans and travel the world

What is your ideal sundae? Chocolate ice cream, malt, hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry! Or straight up choc chip mint. That’s always a winner!

Which celebrity do you get mistaken for? I once was told I look like Sara Jessica Parker. I don’t see it - I think I just look like myself, really.

What would you name the autobiography of your life? If I didn’t have bad luck, I wouldn’t have luck at all.

What was the last movie you saw in a theater? Jumanji with my son

If you could have any super power, what would I be? Physic / Clairvoyant

If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Savannah

What is your favorite thing about your job? Everyday brings on a new creative challenge.

What was the last book you read? Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children

What would you sing at Karaoke night? Amber by 311

Would you rather vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why? Hawaii – I’m more of a warm weather kind of gal.

What do you like to do when you are not at work? I enjoying spending time with my family and friends, cooking and baking, gardening & shopping.

How many pairs of shoes do you own? Let’s just say A LOT!

What's your favorite animal? All my animals of course, but Dogs in general. Give me all the dogs.

What's your favorite holiday? Christmas! Halloween is a close second.

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? Jennifer Lawrence

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 30-45 mins

Is the glass half full or half empty? Full!

What was your favorite subject in school? Art

Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion? Stirrup leggings and side pony tails

If you had a warning label, what would yours say? Don’t Man-Splain me!!!!

How many languages do you speak? 1

What is your favorite flavor of jelly beans? Licorice - Weird I know.

Do you play a musical instrument, if so which one(s)? No. I played the flute in middle school. I wasn’t that good.

What is your favorite season and why? Toss up between Autumn and Summer. I love the changing leaves, cooler weather and the Mountains – but Summer and the beach & boardwalk are the best!

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Bora-Bora

How many siblings do you have? 1 Sister

What is your favorite sandwich? A turkey Reuben - A Rachel or a Robin? lol

Beach or mountains? Don’t make me choose!

Have you ever been water skiing? No… that would not go over well.

Have you ever cut your own hair? I’ve dyed my own hair – Can’t say I’ve ever cut it.

What is your favorite cereal? Cinnamon Life