Megan Morton: Education Warrior
If you haven’t heard of Megan, well, you may have been living under a rock all these years. But if like us you spend more hours than you like to admit on Instagram and design blogs you will probably have come across a not so little company called ‘The School’ in Sydney. Very well known and respected in design circles, the School offers a wide range of workshops from styling masterclasses to making products, business lessons and a class even dedicated to how to get the best out of Instagram (we could certainly learn a thing or two from this).
Megan has also penned three books, ‘Home Love’, ‘Things I Love’ and her latest, ‘Just for Kids and Their Rooms’, as well as adding a Prop Hire company to her repertoire. Oh, one last thing about Megan…she has designed a range of four poster iron bed’s! Like we said. Warrior.
I am a stylist first and foremost, but my passion for styling has led me to my passion project, The School, where we teach all manner of amazing classes and lessons.
WHAT HAS YOUR CAREER JOURNEY BEEN TO DATE?
I worked at Dolly mag since I was 18 years old, the rest in magazine lock down in both sides of the business till now!
HAVE YOU HAD ANY CAREER MELTDOWNS?
WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATION / STUDY BACKGROUND?
Marketing graduate. School of Life!
WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND WOMEN STUDY OR DO TO BEST EQUIP THEMSELVES TO GET INTO YOUR INDUSTRY?
Styling is most part instinct, next part process.
WHAT SKILLS AND TRAITS DO PEOPLE NEED TO SUCCEED IN YOUR INDUSTRY?
A genuine passion for making beautiful and not taking no for an answer.
WHAT’S BEEN YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?
I haven’t reached it yet.
WHAT PART OF YOUR JOB DON’T WE SEE ON INSTAGRAM?
The bubble wrap. SOOO much bubble wrap!
WHAT’S THE BIGGEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNT FROM A MISTAKE YOU’VE MADE IN THE PAST?
A no is a no and it is not ever personal.
HAS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS CHANGED FOR YOU OVER THE COURSE OF YOUR CAREER?
No, I have always just wanted to be able to work for myself and support a family in the city I love.
REFLECTING ON YOUR CAREER TO DATE, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOURSELF AT THE BEGINNING?
Never (ever!) hide your enthusiam.
HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED AND COURSES, SEMINARS, BOOKS OR GUIDES THAT HAVE CHANGED YOUR LIFE?
Books, many. I read Joan Dideon religiously as I adore her word smithing.
HOW DO YOU MANAGE STRESS / ANXIETY / WORK LIFE BALANCE?
Yoga, meditation and making cooked breakfast like a short order cook for my families on the days I am not required on set super duper early.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU?
I don’t know – but I AM READY!
WHAT THREE WORDS WOULD YOU USE TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
Tall. Efficient. Always hungry.