Breakout

Eunique Yazzie

euniQue Design

Eunique is from the Navajo Nation and has been in the design industry for 18+ years. Her career timeline has honed her crafting skill and established her artistic dimensions. As a poet, storyteller, and owner of euniQue LLC, she created an impact on cultural initiatives. Pivoting towards tech, she is now focusing on creative systems for media assets and workflow. 

Get to know Eunique

Tell us about a project or accomplishments from the past 10 years that had a major impact on your life or career.
Taking the leap of entrepreneurship and becoming a woman business owner to provide service to those small businesses and organizations who need to be amplified. Despite stage fright, I continually step up to speak my heart and passion for positive change.

What is your favorite color, and why?
I am a fan of deep-sea blues, soft velvety greens with hints of purple, and fiery reds.

What keeps you going when you’re focused on a project? Is there a particular saying or song that gets you moving?
When I need to get a project out of the door, I have to stay active and take breaks to dance or bike the ideas out. Heavy beats and sweet melodies help me create. I also need to be in nature, to soak up the way the ground has conversations with the sky.

What’s your superpower, or one you wish you had?
I like Batman’s superpower…Money.

What design or career advice would you give to your younger self?
Take time for yourself and don’t work too hard.

How do you think design impacts your everyday life? The community?
For me, design is in my blood, from the petroglyphs that our ancestors left behind for our story/history; to the rugs and baskets my grandmothers wove to trade for goods; from the silver and wood my father learned to craft; to the systems we learned to navigate to keep our culture and language alive; Design is in my blood.

If you hadn’t ended up in the career you are in, what do you think you’d be doing?
I’d find my way to design, maybe an architect. 

See Eunique and the Diversity & Inclusion panel on Saturday, October 12 at the PHXDW Evolve Design Conference.