Q & A with Nikki from NAMIKO DESIGN

Q & A with Nikki from NAMIKO DESIGN - LUXWORKS

Intro from LUX:
Keri from LUX has collaborated with Nikki for more than 7 years on all different creative projects in different types of businesses.  From logo design, artwork for social media, ceramics.. They formed a connection through social media in Australia and then when they both moved back to NZ, Nikki being in Gisborne and Keri in Hawkes Bay - their creative brains collaborated again.  Nikki has designed some of the amazing illustrations on social media you see with our bottles on posts - see here, of all the NZ plant power ingredients in LUX products. 
She's one of those people that nothing is ever too hard and a beautiful breeze to work with, recommend her highly! Fast turn around and just an all round cool chick.

Introduce yourself... what is it that occupies your time at the moment - work/pleasure?
My name is Nikki I’m from the West Coast of the South Island but currently living in Gisborne/ Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa.
I spend my time here surfing, travelling and creating art under the name Namiko Native Design.

Do you have a store / website / social pages that people can get to know you more?
I’m on all of the things 
Facebook: namiko native design
Insta: namiko_native_design
Etsy: NamikoNativeArt

What is it that makes you content? Do you consciously try to be content or is it something that just happens naturally?
I’m pretty content most of the time I am super blessed and love the life I have created.

What books / podcasts / playlists do you recommend at the moment and why?
Ohh I have different podcast for different moods these are on rotation at the moment Ted Radio Hour, Disgraceland, My Favourite Murder, School Of Greatness.
I listen to such a mix of genres of music but but last 3 artists on Spotify are 
Steely Dan,Ravi Shankar, and Cuban Classics 

Can you share any tools in your tool belt that you use at the moment that bring you back to your centre?
I mean the biggest tools for me are surfing, Bush walking, Creating, Listening to music.
But when I’m feeling overwhelmed or I feel like I’m getting super busy with work\life and I’m starting to get stuck up in my head about things. I try to take a moment to sit with the feeling and observe it and ask myself  the question why am I feeling out of centre. The answer always appears.

What are you excited about at the moment? Anything up and coming you want to share?
I’m excited that the world is slowly going back to normal and we are able to travel, go to music gigs and be around loved ones.

Have you used LUX Products? If yes, which ones and what do you have to say about them?
I love scents I love how they can transport you to a certain time or place. I am currently using Set The Space - Aura / Room Spray I use this spray before I start creating I’m obsessed. 


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