We had the good fortune of connecting with Sari Beall and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sari, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
The pressure to have a “dream job” stresses me out. What should I do? Will it be good enough? Can you really love your work? The truth is: You can do whatever you want! It will be good enough. And the only way to know you’ll love the work is to try. I like to say I have too many passions. How do I choose what to pursue? The secret is, you don’t! The amount of pivoting I’ve done in my career since I’ve graduated from the university of Texas at Austin in 2019 has been inspiring to say the least. I went from studying nutrition, to becoming a social media manager and writer, and most recently, studying to become a UX designer. I know with certainty that a creative role is my calling. It’s something I’ve always gravitated towards. You may know me from being a part-time photographer (By Sari Lane) — that’s where it all began! Learning to turn my passions into profit has been the sweetest discovery, and I feel so lucky to have the support I do to reach for the stars!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My personal brand, @bysarilane, has been in the making for 23 years. Merging my passions of photography and writing is the goal. I love the act of romanticizing life — finding the simple pleasures in every day activities. As a creative, I believe I bring the aesthetics of life out of hiding. It hasn’t always been clear what my mission is, but all I know is that I want to make people feel. Feel anything when they look at my photography. Feel brave to make meaningful connections with others. Feel at all.
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.
My favorite spots around Austin, TX are Zilker park for a picnic, Austin Eastsiders on Barton Springs Rd for a brew, and Taquero Mucho for tacos! I like to go anywhere in nature and can’t resist a good Instagram spot!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to shoutout my dear friend, Casey Tang! She’s the reason why I started my latest adventure in learning UX design. We have very similar passions of science, photography, and art — so when she told me about the UX design field, I was hooked. It’s always nice when you connect with friends who understand you and your creative endeavors.
Models: Sophie Dechallié and Erica Holley