In Bed With... RC Shen, designer extraordinaire

Moonlit's In Bed With... Series is a collection of intimate interviews with tastemakers, core-shakers, and the people we love. We explore what keeps them up at night, in addition to their sleep secrets.  
RC Shen in New York against blue skies and Brooklyn Bridge
 
Our interview is with RC Shen, NY-based designer extraordinaire, illustrator, and friend. She's also the magical human being behind our Moonlit How-To-Apply Comic illustrations.
"Heyo ( ・_・)ノI'm RC! I like picking up random tidbits, biking long distances to nowhere & all things glitter."
 
TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU DO:  
I get paid to make things look pretty (: 
 
BEST PLACE YOU'VE WOKEN UP IN:
After a midday hiking nap next to the clearest & most beautifulest lake in the middle of the Swiss Alps
 
 
I GET THE BEST SLEEP WHEN... 
I don’t lose myself to my phone.. a midnight scroll on IG that leads to a 2AM stalking sesh of that girl I went to high school with who now has a house & 2 kids..📱     
 
WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT? 
Future hopes & dreams 
 
WHAT KEEPS YOU ENERGIZED DURING THE DAY?
Lots & lots of green tea 🍵
 
MOST IMPORTANT SLEEP ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE? 
Let today go, tomorrow is a new day. When you’re stuck in a day, that's gray & lonely, just stick out your chin, grin & say, oh! the sun will come out tomorrow
 
FAVORITE PLACE TO SLEEP?
In a car driving steadily on the freeway for a long distance. (No traffic, please)   
 
QUICKFIRE
My ideal # of hours of sleep is: 9 hours🚗
But in reality, I actually get: 6 hours
Sleep season for me is: all lol 
How many pillows: 4 
AM or PM?: PM
Nightcap: tea all day
Bad sleep habit: going down a rabbit hole on my phone before bed 📱
Good sleep habit: going to bed before 2AM
Can't sleep with: complete darkness 
Side/back/stomach sleeper: side, I like to squirm into a little ball under my covers haha
Mantra: “so dream a better dream, then work to make it reality” ☁️