Eliza Rownaghi (row-NOG-e) is just about as interesting as her last name would leave you to believe. This designer’s character is a marriage of Audrey Hepburn’s big heart and Lydia of Beetlejuice’s mysterious demeanor with a hint of a rockin’ concert rat on the side. If there’s one thing Eliza strives to be, it’s to be as well rounded as possible, she’s constantly inspired by new styles of design.
For Eliza, design can be found in every aspect of life—it’s essentially one large creative puzzle that keeps her from being anything but bored. And when she does need a new challenge? She learns a new language. Eliza minored in Japanese as a way to dip her toes into a cultural pool, but also because the three different alphabets making up the Japanese language are, in a way, art.
Once torn between using a test tube or an X-Acto knife, Eliza followed her instinct in the creative direction because she’d prefer to bring brands to life through design rather than science.
When all is said and done, Eliza’s professional drive is fueled by her love to design for clients rather than herself. How’s that for a heart of Audrey Hepburn?