It’s been about almost 3 months since verynice NY launched. Although surviving through this “coldest” NY’s winter has been tough, we are happy that it is finally getting warmer. While looking forward to warmer and happier NY, we had our NY interns to capture the around of verynice. We had them interview each other, too.
Kate: My name is Kate, I come from Dublin, Ireland. I’m 24, and I recently moved to New York to pursue my design career.
Moazam: Hello, my name is Moazam, I’m 22 years old, a senior at Rutgers University, and I also live in New Jersey.
How did you get into design?
Moazam: I started out just designing flyers and collateral for student organizations at my university. As I continued to build on my interest in design, I realized I could pursue it all as a career. So it started out as an interest and developed into full time awesomeness.
Kate: I always knew I wanted to do something creative, and when I was sixteen I did an internship at a graphic design agency in Dublin, and it sort of cemented my ambition to become a graphic designer.
Who are some of your favorite designers?
Kate: Paula Scher .. I just think shes very inspiring and also Sofie Fili, I love designers who pave their way with their own style. Jan Van Toorn is another favorite.
Moazam: I really like Gavin Potenza. He does these really beautiful, clever illustrations. Frank Chimero and Alex Cican are also two of my favorites - I love their work and also their writing.
What is the best thing about verynice NY?
Moazam: I love the integration of pro bono work into verynice’s business model. “Double output, and give half away for free”. The location definitely adds to the experience too. The Center for Social Innovation created a cool environment made up of all sorts of other companies trying to disrupt the traditional way of running a business, to produce social good… and the cafe downstairs has really good cookies…
Kate: The people are absolutely lovely, especially Bora. I love the variety of projects that come my way, I don’t think I’d get that type of variation in another company and the Pro Bono aspect has a lot to do with it. Its just a brilliant place to start off at, and I feel very lucky.
If you had a million dollars bestowed upon you tomorrow, what would you do?
Moazam: Hmm.. I’d probably move into the city because I hate public transportation for all of its inefficiencies, but other than that I wouldn’t change much. I don’t really do anything that I hate or that money could change. Other than that I’d save it. Probably a boring answer.
Kate: I’d like to go to Barcelona - I’ve never been there, but I like the idea of living in a beautiful city, right beside the beach. So, that’s where I’m headed next.