At Rae, we’re dedicated to helping you create a wellness routine that’s as unique as you. That’s why we bring you curated inspiration—art, music and more—to help you feel your best throughout the day. This week, we connect with artist Evi O. to reflect what our motto—shine from inside—means to her.

Tell us a little bit about you.

I became an artist because I felt the need to have an uncompromised creative outlet. I am a graphic designer by trade. I worked for Penguin Books for eight years before starting my own studio, Evi O. Studio where I get to create without boundaries.

How do you support your well-being throughout the day?

I carve out time for well-being by starting and ending the day with entertainment. My active hours are quite jam-packed—running a design studio, an art practice and writing travel books—so it’s a rotation of entertainment outside the active hours. From walking in nature with my partner to books, music and food. The little things in life really!

Why were you excited to partner with Rae? 

Rae’s message is one I can get behind. I believe personal well-being should be the first challenge anyone conquers, then the rest will follow. Cliché, but if you are positive inside, it will radiate outside and it will help yourself, your peers and the larger environment.

What does ‘shine from inside’ mean to you?

To me, ‘shine from inside’ means having a positive core for both the mind and the body that will literally shine good vibes. I am definitely surrounded by friends and family that shine from inside, which helps me have an optimistic take on life. It’s contagious.