In Her Own Words: Nicola Robinson

In Her Own Words is an interview series giving petite women a platform to share their stories courageously. In our first edition, we spoke to Gold Coast based brand and web designer, Nicola Robinson from Nicola Jane Creative.

Your wardrobe essentials:

I would say I am the most drawn to elevated basics. Beautiful neutral pieces that I know I will wear on repeat for years. 

Your typical morning routine:

My day usually starts at 6:30am with lots of snuggles from my five-month-old pup before we go for a walk along the water. I make a nutritious breakfast and an iced long black coffee, and take my daily supplements to start my day feeling good. Then I go into my studio and do 10 to 15 minutes of journaling before starting the work day.

Your inspirations:

I start every project with a moodboard, made up of all sorts of images that inspire me. Usually it will include things like art, interior design, photography, textures, clothing, typography—just about anything that catches my eye.

Close-up of woman wearing brown slip dress sitting on a boucle couch

A song you have on repeat:

Not one song in particular, but SZA’s SOS album is on repeat at the moment.

A time you felt bold: 

Definitely when I left my 9-to-5 job to work for myself. When I think about it now, I’m still shocked I actually took that leap. I was only 21 years old at the time and am naturally a very anxious person with no business experience, but I just had this feeling that it was what I was supposed to do. I trusted my gut and it ended up being the best decision I’ve ever made.

A moment you felt vulnerable:

I still feel vulnerable every time I share my work online. I am a very sensitive person so there's always that little bit of anxiety and vulnerability that lingers wondering what other people are going to think.

Woman wearing black tank top and cream silk slip skirt posing with a coffee

Advice to your younger self:

I would say to trust and believe in myself more. Don’t worry about what others are doing, just be confident in your own creativity.

Your favourite spot on the Gold Coast:

The first place I lived when I moved here was Nobby Beach, so it’s got a special place in my heart. 

What success means to you:

Success to me is doing what I love every day and calling it my job, feeling content with my life, and being surrounded by people who make me happy.

Flat lay of brown slip dress, brown mule sandals, gold hoop earrings and gold necklace.

Nicola is 5’5.5” (166cm) and wears the Autumn Slip Dress in Mocha and Vanessa Slip Skirt in Cream, both in size AU 6 / XS. 

WEBSITE Nicola Jane Creative

INSTAGRAM @nicolajanecreative