A big part of making decisions is determining what our actions and choices have been inspired by. So we asked decision makers from the community to tell us about what they are inspired by.

Patrick Renner | Sculptor

I’m inspired by the constantly-evolving urban landscape that is Houston. Because there’s an inclination toward “out with the old and in with the new” in our city, I realized early in my development as an artist that there’s an abundance of architectural refuse at hand nearly all the time. Read more>>

Kim Roxie | Owner of LAMIK Beauty

I’m inspired by the reliance of Black women. I’m inspired by 10 year old Kim Roxie, who was Underrepresented, Under Acknowledged, Underesteemed as beautiful. A dark skin girl growing up and didn’t see the beauty in her Melanin. I’m inspired by showing girls the beauty within themselves. With LAMIK I can put images in front of people with the women that we get to service and shine a light on because “Beauty is Revealed, Not Applied.” Read more>>

Monica Kang | Creative Director in TAB N SHIFT

Inspired by the story of Ugly Duckling for our brand story Ellen, Jenny and Monica, we are the main team members in our brand. We are sisters, raised by a single mom, the Korean-American immigrants. We all have background in Fashion, worked long time at 7th Ave in New York as designer, production coordinator. Read more>>