THE BEAUTY BEHIND THE HANDWRITING
Not to brag, but that gorgeous handwriting you’ve seen around (and asked about)…that’s from one of our own. May Key L., Senior Creative Services Manager, has been with bareMinerals since 2012. But it was only recently her hidden talent of gorgeous penmanship was discovered. Lucky for us. From cute totes and makeup bags to in-store signs and even our blog logo, May Key has the write stuff.
So sit back, relax and get to know her a little bit better. Because we must admit, she’s pretty awesome (and you should totally follow her on Instagram).
WOULD YOU RATHER…
…talk to yourself 10 years in the past or 10 years in the future?
Since I can’t change what happened in the past, I would have a conversation with myself in the future to remind myself that I’ve had a pretty great life so far and to continue to enjoy and appreciate it.
…lose your phone or lose your favorite pen?
Losing my favorite pen is not an issue thanks to online shopping…I would just order another one. Thanks, internet!
FILL IN THE BLANK
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a fashion designer…until I realized I was terrible with a sewing machine.
I collect a lot of pens (obviously).
When I first started at bareMinerals I felt like I’d found a place where I could settle down and enjoy my job.
My biggest fear is being afraid of taking risks…how would I learn anything new?
You have 30 minutes free…what do you do?
Pick up a pen and paper and start hand lettering.
What’s your hidden talent?
Crocheting. And my ability to do almost every dance move from the ‘80s.
What is your best feature?
Um, this blog post? Ok, my cheekbones.
LET’S TALK WRITING
What’s it like to see your handwriting everywhere?
Incredibly surreal, but very satisfying since it’s something I love to do.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever been asked to write?
Probably all of the copy for the Complexion Rescue TV spots that are being translated into Spanish. Not strange necessarily, but something that I would not normally be asked to do.
Has your handwriting always been THIS good?
Yes, thanks to my 3rd grade teacher who instilled in me a discipline for the lost art of nice handwriting.
What’s your one piece of advice for someone that wants to get into hand lettering?
Now is the time. There is a backlash with computer-generated type so pick up that pen and go for it.
How long does it take you to get ready?
I’ve got the morning routine down to 30 minutes. Now that I don’t rock the ’80s hair anymore, its made my beauty routine much easier.
What’s the best compliment you’ve received?
Your daughter looks so much like you.
If you could spill a beauty secret…what would it be?
Surround yourself with people that keep you laughing and feeling happy.