Featuring: Meredith Carty

When I came across Meredith Carty‘s photography and design work, I knew she would be great to feature on the blog. Her style is happy, bright and clean with pops of color. I had her answer some questions about her passions, inspiration and background. Enjoy!

Meredith Carty
1. Where did you learn/train in design and photography?
I started taking photography classes back in high school and I had an amazing teacher! I went to college at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in LA. I decided to study graphic design there because it would allow me to take my love of photography even further.
Meredith Carty
2. What made you decide to enter into a creative field?
Art has always been a huge part of my life…for me a daily essential is to create. Also, I always wanted to be a mom and I thought that a job in a creative field would allow me to create a little more flexibility with my schedule. It’s so important to me to be available for my kids.
Meredith Carty | From Rain to Shine
3. Name one of the most creative projects you worked on and were proud of.
One of the most awesome projects that I got to work on was the Seafoam Edition of Project Life with Elise Cripe. I turned all of her sketches and ideas into digital files. Elise was a dream to work with and seeing the project so well received by such a large community was amazing! I walked away from the project with a wonderful new friend and it allowed me to chase some of my own dreams like my pop-up shop!
Meredith Carty | From Rain to Shine
4. How would you describe your style and aesthetic?
 I would describe my style as lifestyle/editorial. I love pops of bright color against white and quirky details. Bright, simple, clean, fresh. You can check out the pinterest board I created for my brand here.
Meredith Carty | From Rain to Shine
5. What motivates you?
Time and experiences with my family and friends motivate me…they are really the most spectacular people. My heart always feels so full after time with them. Travel is high on the list for me this year and if my favorite people are included, even better! My word for 2014 is thrive, so I have big dreams :).
Meredith Carty | From Rain to Shine
7. Where do you find inspiration?
My inspirational sources include some of the usual suspects: Pinterest, design mags, my favorite bloggers, Instagram. To get away from the computer, I’ll take a stroll through Target or Anthropology… and Gap Kids is a favorite! I’m learning that collaborating with other creative friends or a trip out of town is crazy inspiring for me. Santa Barbara with my loves is the best!
Meredith Carty | From Rain to Shine
8. Are you a morning or night person?
 I used to be a morning person…and maybe the perfect vanilla latte could convince me to be again – haha!  I’m going to try not to be such a night owl this year because of the kids and school schedules, but I can’t make any promises. Plus, a hot Sacramento night (poolside and after the sun has gone done) is one of my faves! 
Big thanks to Meredith for her awesome photos. Be sure to check out her Instagram and website!

5 Thoughts on “Featuring: Meredith Carty

  1. thank you! i love this :)

  2. Sharon on March 12, 2014 at 12:03 pm said:

    Love LOVE Mers work!!!! She is our family photographer and I love how unique and beautiful the images are!!!! Her Design work is AWESOME!!!!!!

  3. gabrielle on March 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm said:

    Thank you for sharing a fellow FIDM alumni! very cool and inspirational.

  4. What an inspiring gal! I love the part where she says that a daily essential is to create. That goes in my journal!

  5. Meredith Carty is amazing! I’m so glad to see her featured here. She is not only a doll and super creative, but she is so fun to work with! :) xoxo

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