We are excited to introduce you to Sonya Min, our new (and first!) in-house Graphic Designer. Having Sonya on board dramatically increases our ability to communicate visually with our community.
1. What are you most excited about as you join NTEN?
I love the idea of working at an org that helps support, educate, and promote nonprofits to help accomplish their goals through technology.
2. What artist do you admire, and why?
Paul Rand. That might be an obvious one for designers, but he brought a different and radical approach to how things were done in advertising and just changed the industry as a whole. It is now the standard in design and advertising! But the inspirational, powerful lesson is that nothing has to be the norm, and you can change what may not fit or make sense to you.
3. What is one thing you wish people understood about design?
As a designer in this digital age, you always have to keep up with styles, tools, formats, social media…the list never ends. It can get overwhelming. Design is much more than making something look “pretty.” Design is a tool to best communicate to your audience your needs and message. Design, after all, can be both beautiful and functional.
4. Why are you passionate about helping nonprofits succeed?
I’d love to contribute, even if it’s indirectly, to any good done for the people and our communities. I think nonprofits have so much to offer and it is important organizations have the right resources and solutions to run effectively and engage with their audience so that they may do more good!
5. If you were an NTC button, what would you say?
Life isn’t always #000000 and #FFFFFF.
Or You are the CSS to my HTML.