Word on the street is we at Kapowza have a new designer. That word is “correct.” Meet Han!
She’s our newest designer and though she’s only been with us for a few weeks, she’s already making awesome strides as a part of the team. Read on to get to know her a little.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
I am a designer, originally from San Diego, California. I graduated from MICA in 2015 with a BFA in Illustration and a concentration in Graphic Design.
I worked for Foodshed, which is the restaurant company that owns the Baltimore restaurants Woodberry Kitchen, Parts & Labor, Artifact, and Bird in Hand. I worked with them right out of college. I worked on all promotional and marketing material for the company. This included logo development, creating brand guidelines, reports for investors, menus, advertisements, posters & flyers, retail product packaging, email newsletters, social media posts, and event promotion.
As a one person department, I managed all requests, external suppliers, and printers, ensuring all deadlines were met and everything stayed on budget. I also oversaw design interns for college credit every semester. (I started as an intern under the previous designer.)
I took a lot of screen printing classes in school and worked with Globe Collection and Press, which is a letterpress collection that MICA acquired.
What brought you to Baltimore?
I came to Baltimore through MICA because they offered me a pretty good scholarship. I transferred from a community college in California. Before that, I went to an atelier to study traditional French drawing & painting.
Psst… side note, an atelier is a fancy pants term for a workshop or studio used by an artist or designer.
What brought you to Kapowza?
I heard about the job through Chris. We were in a Type 1 class together, and he suggested it to me. I've always wanted to break more into web and digital type of work, us a UX/UI design and Kapowza offered that opportunity.
Is there anything you’ve learned so far?
Tons of stuff. Project management stuff, different processes for larger projects. Going from being an in-house designer to working with other creatives in an agency has definitely been different but I like it.
What do you hope to gain out of working at Kapowza?
A lot of experience and learning. I’ve already learned a lot. For example, I’ve already built websites out of Illustrator and now I’m doing it through Photoshop. Just working with different people. Everyone has a different way of doing things so there is so much to learn.
So what’s it like working with the team?
I like it a lot. High energy. Lots of jokes. Everyone seems to be on the same page as to what’s happening in the media. It’s interesting.
What do you like to do in your spare time? Who is the real Han?
I like cooking a lot. I like watching Curb Your Enthusiasm. I kind of just watch shows repeatedly. I have a cat and his name is Alfredo.
What is your perfect Friday night?
Cooking a huge meal, maybe making tamales. That’s like, a three hour ordeal. Then probably watching Curb Your Enthusiasm.
How would you fit one million ping pong balls into an airplane?
Help us welcome Han to the Kapowza family by asking her your own inane questions.
You can drop her a line and introduce yourself by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org