MUSE Newsletter: Lost in Thought with Ximena O'Reilly

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lost in thought
with Ximena O’Reilly

Global Head of Visual Identity & Design, Nestec Ltd

I’m inspired by kindness – true, unprompted acts of random kindness

To me, brilliant is something so effortlessly clever it makes me smile in wonder.

My favorite app is Spotify.

My favorite brand is Aesop.

My favorite color is warm chocolate brown.

The very next thing on my to-do list is to go analog and pick up a physical book. I miss paper.

I think the Kardashians are distractions -- setting no creative limits to raising the bar on futility. The furkini is case in point.

At least once, everyone should live for at least a week like the poorest three billion. No sanitation, no clean water. It’s a humbling and mind-opening experience.

The best way to unwind after a long day is a game of foosball (or kicker or baby foot depending on your language) and a glass of Chilean wine.

If I had a one year sabbatical, I would I would learn to grow an edible garden.
The most overused word in meetings today is “rigo(u)rous” followed closely by “smart” (aka “lean”).

At the moment, I’m obsessed with House of Cards.

My tools of the trade are languages, iPhone, Pinterest, and a pen.

The biggest thing that has changed since I started in the industry is executional speed. Anyone remember sending out for drum scans a day in advance?

I’m happiest when enjoying moments surrounded by family and friends. I’m eve happier with mountains or water as backdrop.

I lead by conviction.

I wish I could understand the greater plan, the mysteries of life. I’m proud that I have found a way to channel my creativity with passion for culture, innovation and people.

You can usually find me scouting for coffee shops.

The last stamp on my passport is Australia.

The next stamp on my passport is Japan.

When I look back on my career I can now see the dots firmly connected but 20 years ago I acknowledge that the occasional murmur of parental doubt was likely well-founded!
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