by Lindsey Maloney of Eclipse Creative
“Not even phased” mumbled David Tapp (Account Executive) with a grin on his face when he learned just after Christmas that yet another Eclipser was pregnant. Just eight months ago, the lovely Kristine Lee (Senior Account Manager) had her last day before taking her maternity term. This time, it is one of our beloved designers who is pregnant—Aldea Wood (or better known as @aldywood on Twitter).
Aldea describes herself as a designer whose interests range from “aardvarks to zócalos” and enjoys drawing upon outside experience to bring inspiration to her work. She has done some phenominal art and design work, and I encourage you to poke around her personal sites.
Today is the last day before Aldea heads off on maternity leave. It is the office standard to jump around the corner, snap a surprise pic and interrogate the soon-to-be mother with a few questions needing to be answered before she joins the life of bottles and jogging strollers.
Q: You had mentioned that you haven’t really felt any discomfort as of yet… how are you feeling now just a week or so away? (I ask this with a big smirk on my face)
A: aaaa…. pretty good… some discomfort. I’m one of the lucky ones.
Q: What will be your first beverage of choice after delivery?
A: Probably coconut water.
Q: What will you miss most about Eclipse?
A: My homies..and creative banter and projects I get to work on.
Q. What was your favorite project/client you worked on while at Eclipse?
A: Lots of great clients, it would be hard to pick just one… The recent Fairway campaign was definitely a fun one to develop. I love seeing the fruit I sculpted and photographed drive by on the buses in Victoria.
Q: I have just one final question for you… Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, or Leonardo?
A. Splinter (she laughs), but if I have to pick Leonardo… what a genius. Wait! Are you referring to artists or Ninja Turtles?
We will miss you dearly, but are so very happy for you and the exciting journey you have ahead of you! We can’t wait to meet your little addition.
All the best DJ @aldywood!