I’m kicking off November by talking with Carissa Hempton, art director, designer, and one-half of the design studio known as A Civil Fox. Their motto — Heartfelt Headstrong Design — informs their creative process from start to finish. Carissa talked to me about how A Civil Fox started, what a typical day is like working from home and balancing life and projects, the rollercoaster ride of entrepreneurship, and the importance of side projects. Carissa also works with AIGA Houston, so she’s really tapped into the local design scene there. I really enjoyed talking with Carissa, and I think you’ll enjoy hearing from her!