Kathy Luong

FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR, MADE BY WMN

MADE BY WMN is a creative agency connecting women-focused companies to a stronger female audience base. From branding, strategy, and production, we make it a priority to tell your story through authenticity and inspire other communities to do the same.

What inspired you to start your business?

I've always been drawn to how people interact with their surroundings, and how they make their purchasing decisions. My curiosity has often guided me in my decisions leading up to today — Leading a team in the creative industry while still designing alongside everyone on my team is where I thrive most.


What is something you would say to someone who is struggling in their first few years of business? Is there something you struggled with and learned from in those first few years?

"Stop being hard on yourself. You're doing the best you possibly can in this exact moment. It's OK to not have everything perfect. When in doubt, take a step back and remind yourself to relax, and have fun. 

 I'm still struggling with this, although it was worse when I was starting out. Stepping away from my work and reminding myself to celebrate all of the small wins has been a huge game changer."

What hobbies, causes, or activities are you passionate about aside from your work?

I'm passionate about mental health and doing everything I possibly can to promote a space of vulnerability.

Image Credit: Kathy Luong, http://www.madebywmn.co, @madebywmn