NEWSLETTER MAY 2019
SPOTLIGHT: Samyu Murali, Art Director, Austin, Texas
How does your day begin?
With a cup of South Indian filter coffee.
Where do you find inspiration?
Friends, family, and people who try to positively impact the society and make a difference. I grew up in Chennai, India, and I’m always inspired by my hometown, its people, and its culture.
What do you give a damn about?
Diversity and Inclusion. I am passionate about creating spaces where under-represented communities can be seen and heard and about diverse representation of people and cultures in media. Mentoring the next generation, especially young girls, is something that I would like to do more of as I find that to be very rewarding.
Your dream dinner guest?
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Her talk – “The danger of a single story” was riveting and inspirational.
Little-known fact about you?
When I was a kid, I tried to start my own library and invented a numbering system to organize my books.
After work you can be found...where?
Making travel plans, writing postcards to my friends, or reading a book.
What is your superpower or secret talent?
I do a really good impression of Hermione Granger.