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Echo of an Interesting Woman
7/10/2019

Ellen Weldon

FOUNDER OF ELLEN WELDON DESIGN, LLC
Ellen Weldon

Q: What's the best part of your job?

A: The women I work with. I have an office full of very talented women, and I look forward to going to work every day.

Q: What do you think you have bragging rights to?

A: There's been several highlights to my life as a graphic designer and calligrapher. Bragging rights ... I did Whitney Houston's wedding invitations. I did Mariah Carey's first and second wedding invitations. I did the calligraphy for Ralph Lauren's fiftieth anniversary show. So those, I guess, are milestones that I'm very proud of.

Q: How do people like that find you?

A: Word of mouth. If you do great work, people will find you.

Q: When would you know that you had made it?

A: Well, it's always wonderful to get recognition for doing excellent work, so whenever you see someone who is an arbiter of great taste using your abilities then, I think that's the answer.

Q: What is your dream dinner party? Who would you invite?

A: Oh, well, see, you're talking about people. I'm talking about food. I don't have a dining room table in my apartment. It is basically the countertop, so that people who come for dinner watch me cook. And to me, cooking is a wonderful release of artistic ability and deliciousness, because you get to eat it.

Q: If you weren't a designer or calligrapher, what would you be?

A: I would like to be professional skier. My father taught me how to ski at the age of thirteen, and we used to go ...my husband, my father, and I and a group of friends ... and we've skied all over the world.

Q: What's the most unusual way you've worn a scarf?

A: The way I'm wearing it right now! I love wearing them in ways that show the scarf off, and wearing it as a jacket is a wonderful way to show the entire pattern instead of just tying it tight around your neck.

Q: What is your most valued possession?

A: You know, I was thinking about that question. I would have to say it's my mind, and second would be my body. If you don't have good health, or if you have a traumatic experience then you are, you know, suffering through life instead of enjoying it.

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