NTEN Graphic Designer Sonya Min.
October 3, 2018

Interview with Sonya Min, NTEN’s new Graphic Designer

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.

Lyndal Frazier-Cairns
Lyndal Cairns is committed to building stronger nonprofits as though our very existence depends on them. Because it does. After a decade as a newspaper and online journalist, she devoted her career to marketing for social good organizations working for sustainability, public health, education and technology. Among her proudest moments was receiving the 2015 NTEN Award for services to the nonprofit tech sector; and watching billboard ads for the Queensland AIDS Council being reinstated after a million-strong social media campaign against the homophobic decision to remove them. She and her team are currently working on a membership growth strategy for NTEN, as well as rebranding efforts. When not working, Lyndal can usually be found making mixtapes or digging in her garden.
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