The Juice Standard’s Mallory Dawn indeed has a creative director’s soul. Her artist’s spirit emerged in childhood, and while earning her way in the world from her craft, her work kisses the TJS menu boards, chalk drawings and the collateral you Bees see when you walk into our stores. We’re, er, “truly” lucky that her eye for beauty (and her palate for a certain fave TJS flave) helps project the company’s image at every turn.
ALL ABOUT MALLORY
🐝 I grew up in…Ohio.
🐝 Before Las Vegas I used to live in…New York. I moved here in…2008.
🐝 I went to college at…The Ohio State University, and I studied…Product Development & Design, thinking I was going to use my degree to…design clothing (which I did for 8 years).
🐝 In my experience, the biggest misconception about living in Las Vegas is…that you live a crazy life; but, the thing I love most about living here is…the great balance between indulging and grounding yourself.
🐝 Since college I’ve designed for…Abercrombie & Fitch and Guess/Marciano; and I founded my company, Model Comics, where I…make/do/create fine art and graphic design. (But when I was little, I really wanted to be a… a painter in Paris.)
🐝 My mantra or “quote to live by” is: “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” (Vincent Van Gogh)
🐝 What motivates me out of bed in the morn is…the sun.
🐝 If I had to pick a theme song for my life it would be…George Michael’s Freedom (but partially because I love the video!).
🐝 Don’t get me started talking about…science!
🐝 Every day I strive to…grow.
🐝 Chocolate or vanilla? Twist!
ABOUT THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
🐝 When people ask about what I do as TJS’s Creative Director, I tell them…I handle the visuals.
🐝 Aside from my TJS work…I’m an artist by vocation and I love large canvases and murals.
🐝 I was drawn to art…around the same age I could walk; and I was drawn to it because…it gave me the ability to create a world I wanted to see.
🐝 The thing I love most about seeing life and beauty through the lens of an artist is…the lack of boundaries; and the best thing about seeing beauty everywhere is…you can always find happiness, no matter where you are.
🐝 My favorite advice to onpass to budding female artists is: “You are capable.”
🐝 The best advice I ever received was: “Paint every day.”
🐝 The number one thing I’d tell my younger self is: “Paint every day. You are capable!”
🐝 What scares me are…scary movies!
🐝 Something I do that people say is scary is…travel alone and move with no reason. (A lot of things I’ve done people have found scary!)
🐝 If I could go anywhere TOMORROW, I’d be on a plane to…Turkey, Spain, Germany, Nosara, India, Amalfi Coast. To start.
🐝 My top-three future goals are…buying a farm and building a shared homestead where friends can come stay at no cost to hone their skills, and starting a family.
🐝 The very best part of me is…my heart.
🐝 The one food that’s not good for me that I wish I liked less is…sugar.
MALLORY DAWN, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ON JUICE
🐝 The first time I realized I loved cold-pressed juice was…when [TJS Co-Founder] Jamie Stephenson used me as a taste tester prior to opening!
🐝 Today, I drink it because…I love the extra energy I get by allowing my digestive system to rest.
🐝 I’m not a cleanser, per se, but this is how I incorporate juice into my life: I like to take one full day every week and half or so and juice all day. Other days I start the day with a green juice, or finish with a lovely nutmilk.
🐝 When people ask, I tell them my fave TJS flave is…Bee True to You.
🐝 When people see me drink green juice and give me face, I want to tell them to go…to TJS and have a complimentary tasting!
🐝 My advice to a newbee juicer is…stay open minded. Tastebuds change through the season (and throughout your lifetime), so even if something wasn’t “bomb.com” the first time you tried it, don’t rule it out. Juice will always be less than doctors’ bills, so take care of your body!
(TJS: Watching this won’t hurt, either. How does that saying go, about keeping the doc away? “An apple a day and a George Michael vid?”)