Rachel Simpson

It-girl graphic designer takes time away from work to tell Get Leashed about clean lines and pet poses

By the Get Leashed Doggy Style Team

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Life is unpredictable, and better for it! ~ Rachel Simpson

City: Toronto

About you: I am a graphic designer, occasional photographer, part-time sock monkey maker (seriously), origami sea animal constructor (really!).

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About your pet: Violet is part pig, part frog, part bat, part dog, commonly known as a French Bulldog. She’s a sweet, smart, snorting, spoiled dog.

What’s your personal style? 50% of the time I dress like a high school student who hasn’t done laundry in a while because I work from home. The other 50% could be described as a wannabe Jean Seberg in Breathless meets Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver.

What’s your home style? Graphic and clean, with a touch of OCD.

What inspires you? Travel, my friends and Pinterest.

Tell us a pet story. Violet has her own Instagram account: @lifeofvi. She’s so used to taking photos that she has signature poses – the head tilt, the snarl, the frog-body stance – that she does on command. Also, we Skype when I travel.