Giant Thinkers Podcast

Elle Luna on protecting your passion, interpreting your dreams and the practicality of transition periods

March 8, 2017

It’s a pleasure to have your company on episode #42! Our guest is a formally trained designer who previously worked at IDEO and with startups including Mailbox, Medium, and Uber – then a few years ago she made a brave pivot and transitioned into spending more time painting, writing and creating. She is the author of a book many of you may have or heard of, titled; 'The Crossroads of Should and Must'. 

Side note here, I suggest you watch one of the many talks she’s done, in particular the one titled ‘The importance of doing what you love’ it’s on I highly, highly recommend it. She also runs a textile venture, the Bulan Project, a collaboration between designers and master batik artists in Bali.

Some of the topics we spoke about include:

  • The job vs the career vs the calling

  • Her winding road of transition (even being denied admission from every law school she applied for)

  • How to protect your passion

  • The importance of play

  • And techniques to interpret our own dreams.

I present to you, the deeply captivating, thoughtful and tranquil … Elle Luna!



More on Elle can be found via the link below:

LinkedIn: click here

Twitter: @ElleLuna

Instagram: @ElleLuna

Personal website:

The Bulan Project: click here

Elle's book: The Crossroads of Should and Must

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