Advertising art director Allison Bhatta

Not only is Allison Bhatta is a senior art director at an advertising agency, she is also a very important person here at Girls Like You and Me. Allison designed our logo and website! We'll have more on that tomorrow, but today, Allison tells us how she got into advertising and the creative, "compulsive maker ways" that keep her busy and engaged inside and outside of work. She also talks about following a once-unconventional, now common path that has zig-zagged from full-time work to freelance and back again and how she sees her future unfolding- likely in ways we can't imagine today.

Find out about Allison's feelings about reading, and more about a career in advertising and her decision to leave her master's program and stray from the path she'd planned.