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Interview with the Intern : Kristina Kim

This spring we have the wonderful opportunity to take on another Graphic Design intern from St. Clair College, Kristina Kim. It’s always a pleasure having an intern in the office who we can teach some of our tricks of the trade, and Kristina is picking it all up, very quickly. She came to us packed with talent, from digital illustration to game design that you can check out on her instagram page : @kristal994.

 

We’d like you to get to know her, so grab a snack and follow along while we give her a classic welcome to Generator Q&A.

 

 

 

Welcome to the team Kristina! Where are you from?

I’m from Almaty, Kazakhstan, and I came to Canada almost three years ago.

 

What or who are your biggest creative inspirations?

My biggest inspiration at the moment is Lois Van Baarle – she is an amazing artist from the Netherlands. Her art is very inspiring with a variety of vibrant colours and she has a beautiful approach to every piece that she creates. I have been following her on Instagram and Art Station for about two years, and she always has such inspiring work. 

 

If you were a tree, what kind would you be and why?

I love sunny weather, the ocean and exotic fruits, so I would love to be a palm tree somewhere in Florida. 

 

When designing, what does your creative process look like?

It looks like an ocean with a billion fish in it. 

 

You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what colour would you be and why?

I would like to be a pistachio colour (if that colour even exists). It is a very unique colour, and I can use it to draw pistachio ice-cream, which is my favourite.

 

Tell us about one of the projects that you worked on that you are most proud of.

I created a logo for the Robotic Engineering program at St Clair College. It was a long process, but I loved the result. Now the logo is used on the t-shirts and hoodies of the students in the Robotic Engineering program.

 

What got you interested in design and why?

Since I was a kid, I always liked to design. At first it was designing clothes for my dolls, then it was designing tattoos. When I got older I realized that everything I had drawn and designed for myself could easily be applied to graphic design. I started a design program when I was 15, in my home country and am still in love with it!

 

What is your favourite movie?

One of my favourites is 5th element by Luc Besson.

 

What is the funniest thing that’s happened to you recently?

I was walking to the downtown Starbucks when I saw a man standing in the middle of the alley. He was holding a pigeon and petting it while whispering something. When he saw me looking at him, he started yelling that he was a pigeon master, and he knows how to talk to birds. After a few minutes, I saw the same man chasing the pigeon, while the poor bird was running away.

 

What do you hope to get out of your internship here at Generator Design?

The wisdom of the greatest design masters.

 

BONUS QUESTION

Which Photoshop tool could you not live without:

a.) Burn & Dodge

b.) Layer Styles

c.) Content-aware

d.) Eyedropper

Eyedropper! Love this tool for making the art process so much easier!