You see the Luna’s team from time to time in the restaurant, plating servings of your favorite lunasagna or blending up the Grey Hulk smoothie just the way you like it. We may know your kids’ names and a little about where you work from conversations. You may notice that that one kitchen guy with a sleeve of tattoos always remembers to give you extra hemp dressing with your to-go orders, and the girl with freckles in the juice bar will give you samples of any drink in the fridge.
But who are we beyond Luna’s?
We’re a laid-back group of mostly twenty and thirty-somethings. Collectively, we have enough tattoos to fill an art book and enough car trouble to keep a business open. We have a talent for answering your nutrition questions and creating food that looks like art on a plate.
But more importantly, we are artists – musicians, dancers, illustrators, photographers, crafty people, writers and amateur (and immature) comedians.
Here, you’ll meet two of our talented visual artists.
Introducing Taylor. With an armful of underwater tattoos and square glasses, you’ve probably seen him carefully constructing a tower of spiralized sweet potato on your salad. Here’s a little more about Taylor. A recent transplant from Denton, Texas just outside of Dallas, Taylor studied printmaking at the University of North Texas. Taylor is the talent behind the Luna’s juice cleanse brochure, some sweet art featured at Luna’s (see below) and the illustrator for a new series of event posters for the Fillmore and 106.5FM. You can drool over more of his art here: You can find Taylor in the crowd next month at 35 Denton, the 4-day festival before SXSW. It’s okay, we’re jealous too.
Introducing Enid. Juli was excited when she hired Enid Valu because she thought her name sounded like a famous jazz pianist. Coincidentally, Enid used to be the keyboardist and a vocalist in a local band, Cement Stars, along with her boyfriend. You’ve probably seen Enid’s enviable talent as a photographer in some of our newsletters or issues of Shuffle Magazine. She took this one below of the Avocado Basil Sandwich. But the real work is here on her website of weddings, children, concerts and fashion art shoots. Whatever you do, don’t miss the videos. It’s only a matter of time before an international culture magazine snatches her up for good.
This post is bittersweet because Enid moves to Germany in 2 short weeks. Off to live a life of adventure, no doubt. If you have any connections to Germany or employment abroad, drop a line. We’ll miss you, Enid.