It’s a weirdly relatable experience to have a young married couple speaking to you and a room full of strangers about the experience of finding a creative synergy that also respects the space of the other, your partner.
To say that the apartment I share with my beautiful wife is small is true, but it isn’t just because of square footage that I occasionally daydream of something larger. For example, tonight, I was yelling from excitement about how we needed to paint the wall. I knew this was both unrealistic and outlandish, but Lainey and I have a creative energy that synchs. We’re fortunate, not everyone has a shared experience like what we have.
Of course, Leta and Wade are significantly more artistically inclined than either of us. They’re very, very good at what they do. They also love Japan and manga and really loud J-Pop jams that are very catchy. I guess I enjoyed it and their work washed over me. The skill with the physical, turning themselves into their props, and then creating the most vivid portraits – great stuff.
But you have to be good when Google comes calling because they want you to design the creative for the launch of their first smart phone offering. More power to creative couples.
Elaine: Whoa. Live, work and play together. Something I do with my partner every day.
Occasionally, I wonder if other couples like us exist and I think they do. I found that in Leta & Wade (a whole other level, but still). These two totally made me (and probably everyone else in that room) so pumped for design. They made the big leagues seem attainable, and being the few people there with their significant other, it felt like we were meant to hear their story. These two are amazing in their craft. Collaborating is one of my favorite things about design and creativity and these two are proving that feeding off each other (figuratively, but literally too if you check out their Instagram) can make for some amazing results.