How have you influenced each other creatively?
Izyan Rosli (IR): “Yannick and I are similar in our approach to work – driven by head-gut-heart. We thrive on planning and organisation, with the freedom to explore our creative ideas. I would say that he has influenced my creative work by reaffirming my management style is effective in accomplishing the big vision through teamwork to successfully execute client PR campaigns.”
Yannick Dubuisson (YD): “When it comes to baking bread and pastries, Izyan has influenced me to evolve my taste palette – what would appeal to me, might not be appealing to the Singapore market. Learning what Izyan and her family and friends like has helped me adapt to the local taste.”
What are some creative differences you’ve had?
IR: “I am more of a social creature compared to Yannick, especially since the nature of my job is focused on building relationships. I revel in bouncing ideas from the people I collaborate with!”
YD: “I need to be alone with my thoughts to get inspiration and create, which makes our creative approach different from one another.”
What’s one aspect of your partner’s creativity you admire and why?
IR: “His keen sense of exploration. For example, when he shares his experiences doing R&D at work, I admire his willingness to try and incorporate new local or Asian ingredients that he has just discovered, while accepting the possibility that the outcome may not rise to expectations, though this comes with his strong belief in creating authentic work and constantly improving it.”
YD: “I admire how meticulous and detail-oriented she is. The amount of attention to detail I’ve seen ranges from her working on PR presentations to selecting colours and materials when decorating her flat. I’m impressed and inspired when I see the time she spends on the details that may not be obvious to most.”
How has your partner shaped you as a person?
IR: “Yannick possesses many wonderful qualities, but his level of dedication is just beyond me. Over the past year, I have evolved to better understand that patience and dedication go hand in hand. Good things come to those who wait, but great things come to those who are dedicated.”
YD: “Izyan has taught me to communicate better. I am usually more upfront with my approach, but she has enlightened me on a friendlier way to broach a subject. She also balances work and personal time well, and she can plan her social calendar months in advance just so she can spend time equally with family and friends. It’s something I’m starting to pick up from her.”