Unwinding at Camp BREDA: A Team Retreat Recap


Have you ever wondered who's behind BREDA? Here we are—a diverse team composed of uniquely talented minds with a lot of heart. We aim to create a space for expanding ideas, expression, and creativity; a team who values thought & care, and we want you to know that. We're always making time for our BREDA community.

Explore our journal to see how we spent time together on our Summer 2021 Team Retreat, and get to know us a little better, how we like to unwind, go-to song of the summer, and how we’re making time for self-expression.

 

Helen
Producer

I know I'm relaxed when...
I'm enjoying the little things.

My go-to summer song was...
"September" by Earth, Wind & Fire

What is your sign or big 3?
Gemini, Virgo, Leo

 

 

Efrain
Design Director

What is something that you try to include in your daily routine that encourages self-expression?
Self-expression for me comes in the form of mental health - creating that space to think, be more purposeful in products and experiences I create, and owning time instead of it owning me.

I know I'm relaxed when...
All I can think about is my breathing.

My go-to summer song was...
"Sunrise Strategies - Moullinex Remix" by Poolside

What is your sign?
Virgo

 

 

Zacree
Junior Art Director - Digital & Design

What is something that you try to include in your daily routine that encourages self-expression?
I literally don't know how to not.

I know I'm relaxed when...
I can nap.

My go-to summer album was...
Going Normal by Matt Martians

 

 

Natasha
Brand Partnerships & Account Manager

I know I'm relaxed when...
I’m with the people I love.

What is your sign or big 3?
Double Scorpio

My go-to summer song was...
"Till There’s Nothing Left" by Cam

 

 

Juan
Social Media Assistant

What is something that you try to include in your daily routine that encourages self-expression?
Spending a lot of time outside to recollect my thoughts. I think spending a lot of time away from trying to be creative allows for more space to be tuned into my best self.

I know I'm relaxed when...
There’s good music playing and I’m around people I love with no expectations present.

My go-to summer song was...
"0208" by Jessie Ware

What is your sign or big 3?
Taurus Sun, Virgo Moon, Cap Rising - Ruled by Earth!

 

 

Daniela
Customer Service Specialist

What is something that you try to include in your daily routine that encourages self-expression?
Daydreaming while listening to music.

I know I'm relaxed when...
I'm out in nature and the world is quiet :-)

What is your sign or big 3?
I’m an Aries!

My go-to summer song was...
"Augustine" by Blood Orange

 

 

Corrina
Junior Art Director

What is something that you try to include in your daily routine that encourages self-expression?
I started dancing around my apartment at night, and it's allowed me to connect more with loving my body.

I know I'm relaxed when...
My phone is put away.

What is your sign or big 3?
Scorpio Sun, Taurus Moon, Capricorn Rising!

My go-to summer song was...
"My Boo - Hitman’s Club Mix" by Ghost Town DJs

 

 

Kendall
Creative Director

What is something that you try to include in your daily routine that encourages self-expression?
Moments of solitude early in the morning or late at night where I can disconnect, let my mind go wherever it pleases and write.

I know I'm relaxed when...
The sun is out, I have a blank slate of a day with no real agenda and I can pace my time with what I’m feeling moment to moment.

What is your sign or big 3?
Taurus Sun, Scorpio Moon, Capricorn Rising

My go-to summer song was...
"The Best" by Tina Turner

 

 

Hannah
Social Media Manager & Community Outreach

What is something that you try to include in your daily routine that encourages self-expression?
Journaling every morning.

I know I'm relaxed when...
I can successfully fall asleep/take a nap, wiggling my toes together lol

My go-to summer song was...
"You’ve Done Enough" by Gorgon City

 

Here’s what we listened to on our Camp BREDA retreat:

 

Photos by Kalan Briggs & Helen Jade Shedd