We had the good fortune of connecting with Nujoad Designs and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nujoad, what’s one piece of conventional advice that you disagree with?
One piece of conventional advice I disagree with is “Follow trends”. Following trends could result in temporary satisfaction and success. However,  redefining the trends, understanding what they mean to us, and being smart about what suits and alignes with us is everlasting.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?

Nujoad Designs is a mobile high-end brand handmade-to-order using repurposed and reinvented materials. The Designs are a combination of art and innovation, with a focus on creativity and a puropse to cultivate social and environmental harmony.
One of the greatest challenges I faced when starting Nujoad Designs was my own reluctance to embrace change. Surprisingly, every new venture we take on now is greeted with excitement because it represents an opportunity to expand our knowledge and grow.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend were visiting from out-of-town, I’d introduce them to local shops, show off the city, eat delicious foods, go see live music, get massages, practice yoga, and spend time relaxing by the ocean.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Thanks to Mariah Wisdom-Peters for introducing me to this interview. Mariah has been a huge supporter; we keep each other accountable and have weekly check-ins to help each other succeed.

Website: www.nujoaddesigns.com

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Image Credits
Models IG: @leegyah @jadeshaniice @eyesofmonica @h_riak @hannahkunels @morgan.a.warren
Photographers: @cameronstory.photo @tout22 @localfashionlink
Makeup: @simplyglamcosmetics @frankieeonthebeat

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