: Kelly Tomlinson
: Designer at Cremalab
: Technically the Plaza, but I spend most of my life in the Crossroads.
What I do (in 140 characters)
: Designer focused on UI, UX [user interface, user experience] and branding. Also working on a couple of startups of my own.
What's your addiction?
Chipotle. Let's be honest.
What's your game?
Cards Against Humanity
What's your drink?
Varies from water, coffee, beer, red wine to vodka/soda. Really, I'm an equal opportunist here.
Everywhere. I'm all about trying new places.
What's on your KC postcard?
Cliché, I know, but probably a nighttime skyline.
Finish this sentence: "Kansas City got it right when ... "
It put money into building up the city and culture.
"Kansas City screwed up when ... "
The roads were built.
"Kansas City needs ... "
"In five years, I'll be ... "
30. The rest is a mystery.
"I always laugh at ... "
A "that's what she said" joke.
"I've been known to binge-watch ... "
Seasons on Netflix as a whole. I don't rewatch shows very often.
"I can't stop listening to ... "
MS MR, the Lone Bellow, the Naked and Famous.
"I just read ... "
The new 99U book, Manage Your Day-to-Day
The best advice I ever got
: "Life doesn't get easier, just different." - my mom when I graduated high school
: "Say yes a little more than you say no." When I first heard this, I was totally all about it. Suddenly, I was committed to way too many things and didn't have time for myself or the things I really cared about. While I do believe there is merit to it, I also believe in the honesty and authenticity of saying no.
: The calendar on my phone. Sad, I know, but I'd never remember to be anywhere without it.
My dating triumph/tragedy
: Well, most of my friends say I'm married to my work. There's been some rough patches, but we're 10 years strong, so that's pretty triumphant.
My brush with fame
: Stay tuned.
My 140-character soapbox
: Being "too busy" is bullshit. It's not an excuse or reason for anything. If something actually matters to you, you carve out time for it.
What was the last thing you had to apologize for?
Interrupting someone. This may or may not happen often.
Who's sorry now?
I've never really tried to prove anything to anyone. Except maybe myself.
My recent triumph
: A couple of projects I've been working are oh-so-close to launch, which is exciting! Also, I just crossed something off my life bucket list: skydiving! And, yes, it was absolutely incredible.