Jenna Brand: Designer Interview

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
“Beer, husband, and a project done well.”

What is your greatest fear?
“Disappointing my family”

What is your favorite color?
“Deep blue, teal, grey often found in home exteriors.”

What trait do you most deplore in yourself?
“I find it hard to resist getting wrapped up in what other people think of me.”
Jenna Brand: Designer Interview
Favorite photo of myself: Jenna with the pearl earring

What trait do you most deplore in others?
“Being petty”

What is your greatest extravagance?
“Frequent dinners out! “

What is your favorite journey?
“My transformation from 20 to 25: becoming a more peaceful and kind adult was by far my favorite trip.”

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
“Celebrity. “

On what occasion do you lie?
“When a little fib would save someone from unnecessary pain.”

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
“My muffin top.”

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"Awesome" & "Yea, no"

What is your greatest regret?
“I try not to regret anything and simply say "I needed that to know what I do now." However, I wish I would've spent more time building female friendships in grade school. I love my girl friends so much now and could've used these types of relationships earlier on.”

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
“My husband, Greg, is the kindest person on the planet who still loves raunchy jokes and swear words. He is absolutely brilliant, while always being humble. I love and admire him, and he inspires me daily.”

What talent would you most like to have?
“I could use more Serenity!"

Jenna Brand: Designer Interview
Favorite thing I made: this jersey jumpsuit I self-drafted

What is your current state of mind?
“In 2014 I've been charged! Ready to tackle more work, more endeavors, and more adventures.”

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
“I wish I could enjoy the moment a bit more: this is a growth area, but I've been improving.”

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
“A dog with a loving owner. People go nuts over their dogs.”

Where would you like to live?
“I love my home - I'm very close to a lot of family and in a community that values art and togetherness. I could use more mountains, however.”

What is your favorite occupation?

What is the quality you most like in a man?
“I like a sense of humor in all humans. For a man specifically I'd say an ability to let go of the unimportant.”

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
“Kindness and a quick wit.”

What do you most value in your friends?
“Smarts, humor, and loyalty.”

Jenna Brand: Designer Interview
My most treasured possession: my back-yard! This is where I play catch with my two boys, where I tend to my garden, where I bake in the sun, and where I drink a beer with my husband.

Who are your favorite artists?
“Changes all the time, but I am currently thinking a lot about the paper work of Matisse.”

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
“My favorite literary characters are not heros, so I'll turn to television! Leslie Knope, Amy Poehler's character in Parks and Recreation is a terrific smart, giving, and energetic hero. “

Who are your heroes in real life?
“All of the mothers I know. Every mom I meet inspires me.“

What are your favorite motto?
"You don't have to be fearless, but don't let fear control you."

How would you like to die?
"In my sleep, before I am a burden on my loved ones."

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  1. i like your answers very much except the last one. How do you know that you would be a burden on your children. The last three years of her life, my mother lived with my eldest son and i. i would not have changed those years for anything. She was never a burden to me, nor to my son. She was functionally dependent on us. If i could have her here today, i would be so happy. My father chose to stay in a nursing home because he felt he was too much of a burden. i tried so hard to convince him otherwise to no avail. If your children hear you say that enough, they may think of you as a burden when you are old. STOP IT right now!!!!!! . . . . . the elderly are not burdens, they are gifts, just as are children. And that is all i have to say on that right now. :-)

    1. Thanks for your response, Louise! I meant more like "before my children feel that I am a burden." You sound like an amazing woman! All the best!