What’s Up, Creative Hustlers!?
We’re highlighting Cynthia Sandoval today. She is the winner of the Ultimate #CreativeHustler Giveaway, and is truly living a #CreativeHustler lifestyle. A designer and creative producer, she is creating visual solutions for clients and brands by adventuring through the space where function meets aesthetics.
Check out her portfolio HERE
We sat down to ask her 5 random questions about what it means to be a #CreativeHustler.
Here’s what she had to say:
Q. What’s your Creative Hustle?
Cynthia: This is a tough one… my creative hustle is my spirit, really. I have a real thirst for knowledge and I just genuinely enjoy solving problems. It all comes down to using my talents to solve problems for a greater cause and building a legacy.
In more practical and less fun terms, I work as a designer full time but I’ve recently found a passion in digital marketing and am hustling to build a portfolio and break into that particular job field.
Q. What is one productivity hack you use that you cannot live without?
Cynthia: I have this app on my phone called Productive which is like an interactive to-do list that also helps me organize my life.
It also inspires me to keep up good habits by letting me know when I’m on a streak and complete tasks consecutively. Makes me feel special and productive all at the same time, haha.
Q. When was the last time you hit a creative wall? What did you do specifically to regain your inspiration?
Cynthia: This happens to me more than I’d like to admit. However, I know myself well enough to take a step back and go through the following motions.
In my wallet, I have a picture of my late aunt who raised me and I actually stare at it until I feel the tears behind my eyes start to build. I allow myself to feel for a second and remember how I felt when I said my last words to her.
This kind of jolts me awake as I remind myself of how short our time is here…It sounds really depressing- I know- but nothing makes me more inspired to hustle than realizing that every second we have is a gift and an opportunity to be great.
I don’t mean to be cheesy. I just have a few chips on my shoulder and I’ve learned, with time, to make them my competitive edge. I remind myself why I do what I do and who I do it for and I instantly snap out of any little funk.
Q. Who is one #CreativeHustler, dead or alive, that you’d love to sit down with and share a beer, wine, cocktail, meal, or coffee with?
Cynthia: OH man, definitely Gary Vaynerchuk! That dude is the definition of a creative hustler.
Q. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Paint us a picture of how you’re continuing to live your #CreativeHustler lifestyle.
Cynthia: I see myself as a location independent entrepreneur working all over the world, adding value to the world by helping brands and business (the ones I believe in) achieve their goals. It would be pretty cool if I had a pug, too.