Trendsetter to Know: Ginalyn McNamara of Mood Botanics

Name: Ginalyn McNamara 

Instagram: + @moodbotanics 


Age: 36 

Title: Creative Director, Entrepreneur 

Married/Single: Single 

Kids: 0 Kids, Furmom! 

City you live in: Phoenix 

A typical day in my life includes… It usually starts off with turning the alarm off 3 times before I actually get up, start some coffee, get the animals fed as I get ready for work. I do my makeup every single day and Lindsay always wonders how I am able to do this – (no kids lol!). One of us will probably text each other with a “You want Coffee” as we head into the office.

When I arrive at the studio I’ll unload any equipment, props, and things. We either have a meeting of all the things we need to get to that day or prepping the studio for a client. We either put on a podcast episode or play music while we work. We typically do a bunch of admin work during the day and the second part of our day is all about creating.

Work is usually about what inspires us, ideas on what to create next, and product launches or strategy. Oh and then there are meetings, WAY too many meetings. We then spend the rest of the day shooting content for our brands or other brands and just have a ton of fun. At the end of the day, I usually hit the gym, eat dinner and spend the rest of the evening catching up on website design clients.

I’ll then force myself to bed around 1 am! Yikes. 

I was born… Subic Bay, Philippines. 

My favorite thing about Arizona… I really love the desert storms and how easy-paced it is. Spring is my favorite time of year, ughhh the smell of the orange blossoms…it’s just the perfect temperature all around. 

I’m listening to… It’s such a mixture, there are so many amazing artists! My favorites are a combination of Borns, Men I Trust, The Internet, Her’s, Daniel Ceasar, Mild Orange, Yellow House, Bedroom. Synthy, gangster things + lo-fi. 

My family… I can’t wait to spend more time with them after this pandemic, I am grateful for my small tight-knit family. 

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… I can’t just pick one, it would have to be a dinner with all 3 women; Aubrey Plaza, Parker Posey, and Juliette Lewis. 

One thing I cannot live without… SLEEP. 

When I was younger, I wanted to be… an Independent movie actress. 

I’m inspired by… Anyone who is authentically themselves, subcultures, this is random… but images I find of homes on Zillow that seem to be stuck in time and I just create the story that goes with it. 

The one person who motivates me is… Myself TBH 

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…. ending plastic waste.

The perfect day would be… Waking up well-rested, having a clean organized house, getting a massage, and no obligations, living in the moment. 

My first job was… I helped clean kennels and walked dogs at an Animal Hospital.

My favorite escape… Joshua Tree, slight winds from the West, 70 Degrees, in a hot tub, under the milky way with a glass of bubbles listening to music. 

My life… Is blessed! I get to go into a studio every day to create and design! My friends and family are healthy, I have a remote job that I love and true freedom in my life. I feel lucky! 

I’m currently working on… Building and expanding our female-driven community and designing new products for our wellness line. 

Always… Working 

Never… Sitting up straight 

Favorite Quote…”The Only Constant in Life is that of Change”

Biggest Dream… To have an Anthony Bourdain style travel vlog and go all around the world and learn more about different cultures, foods, traditions, and lifestyles. I love a good culture shock. 

My Pet Peeve(s)… Wires and tangled wires! People who walk in the middle of parking lots (and not on the sides) as you are trying to park. Those who consistently cancel or no-show for important meetings or appointments. Graphic design trends that are extremely difficult to read; like using all caps in paragraphs with a 6pt ‘art deco’ font, or removing kerning all together? please. stop. it

More About Gina McNamara:
Hi, I’m Ginalyn, Co-Owner of RVLTN Studio + Women of the Modern Revolution. We’re a female-led and self-funded company in Phoenix. Our studio is open to creatives and individuals who need a place to create or hold a photo or video shoot. Our community platform; Women of THe Modern Revolution offers tools, templates, services, and networking events to ladies looking to connect with one another and reach their personal or professional goals.

I’m a product designer who focuses on eCommerce, apparel design, digital, and web design. You can find some of my interior design work in some funky commercial spaces. We also have a clean beauty company called Mood Botanics where I formulated, designed, and developed our amazing facial oils and it’s about to make its debut!

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