yes, I wear flats to work—especially in the summer, when I like to walk to my appointments and events—or when I’m feeling bleh. a sure sign of me being sick or feeling mopey is if I’m wearing flats. your second question is a great one. if you’d like to work at a magazine as a writer or editor, no, you don’t need a specific artistic skill. I think it’s more important to be well-rounded and curious and passionate about magazines as a whole. if you’d like to work in the art department, however, a degree in graphic design may be helpful! not necessary, just helpful!