If you’ve been around Terracotta lately, you may have noticed a new face, our design intern, Kirstin Moehlig. Kirstin has been with Terracotta about a month, assisting with projects, admin, and social media. We sat down for a quick Q+A to learn a little more about our favorite pug-mother.
RP: First, how do you pronounce your name?
KM: KUR-stin MAY-lick. I won’t say this has been my greatest struggle in life, but it’s probably been my longest-lived. My maiden name is Wynkoop, so a few years ago I went from a mostly unpronounceable name to completely unpronounceable.
RP: Where are you from?
KM: Originally from Roswell, GA. I went to college in Atlanta, then lived in Kentucky, Peachtree City, and had a happy homecoming to Atlanta four years ago. My husband and I bought our first house in Ormewood Park a year and a half ago.
RP: Where did you go to school?
KM: I have a BS in Architecture from Georgia Tech.
RP: What led you to Georgia Tech and why architecture?
KM: Ultimately it was a very practical decision. My parents supported me through college, so I wanted to go to the best in-state school that I could, and always felt that was Tech. I always loved math and art, and architecture seemed like a good marriage of the two. I loved Tech, loved living on campus, and many of my best friends today are people I met there.
RP: Do you have any other passions outside of architecture?
KM: My husband, Jono, and our two pugs, first and foremost. We’re expecting our first child at the end of this year, which is crazy exciting! I love all kinds of design and do freelance graphic design. I love hanging out with my family and my friends, taking walks around our neighborhood, practicing yoga, and serving as chapter advisor to the sorority I was a part of at Tech. I love thrifting, antiquing, interior design and working on our house; giving old, forgotten things new life.
RP: Congrats! What are your pugs’ names?
KM: Avon Barksdale after the character on The Wire (because she’s a gangster) and Sadie McPuggins.
RP: What has been your most influential experience as a creative professional so far?
KM: I had an absolutely amazing experience studying abroad in Greece and Italy while at Tech. And really, getting to work at Terracotta, not just in a creative field that I love but with such awesome women has been a game-changer for me. I’m very thankful to be here and excited for this next phase of life.
RP: What inspires you?
KM: Everything. For me, traveling (even just short road trips) can totally change my outlook on life. Seeing new places, spending time in nature, exploring coffee shops with my husband, witnessing acts of love and kindness.
RP: And most importantly, what’s your favorite color?
KM: Blue. Always blue, since second grade! I think it harkens back to my love of the ocean. I love all shades, but I’m especially digging all the indigo right now.
Thanks Kirstin! We’re looking forward to hearing more from you.