Today we have an employee interview you won’t want to pass on reading! We want to introduce you to Jane, our Art Director. Since the birth of the company in 2006, every item that has a graphic on it, Jane has designed and more often has even hand drawn it.
How did you get the job at green 3?
I was working with Jim on a freelance job for Oshkosh B’Gosh and he asked if I would meet with his wife, Sandy to help design a logo for her new business venture. That was in August 2005, so it’s been 7 years already!
What is your favorite item (past or present) from the green 3 line?
From a graphics point of view, I really liked how both the butterfly kite tee and the peacock v-neck tee came out.
Favorite G3 moment;
Shooting the catalogs are always SO much fun!
What do you do for fun or what is something you are passionate about?
Hanging out with my family. Our family runs in many different directions during the weekdays but we all make an effort to go to church on Sunday and spend the rest of the day as a family unit.
Something interesting about you or your family;
People don’t always realize that I’m half Asian and half Polish. My mom is from Korea and because of that I wasn’t raised in the typical fashion of my peers. I always felt that because of all the wonderful things my mom taught us that I should have been born in a past generation.
A “green” aspect of your life that you are proud to say you do?
I don’t like to throw things away and try my best to repurpose it. I use milk jugs as paint buckets and have repurposed several old dressers, turning one into a new entertainment center.
If someone asked for your advice about pursuing a career in graphic design what would you tell them?
Plan to go to college and get a formal education. Even if your portfolio is strong you probably won’t get your foot in the door without it. Send your portfolio with your resume and don’t forget that your resume is representative of your graphic design background it shouldn’t just be a plain white piece of paper. Design your resume so it will stand out among the others.
Green3’s take on Jane: I have been around a lot of artists throughout my corporate career, and Jane possesses a skill that is incredibly valuable to any brand. She thinks in terms of the ultimate consumer and what they will like, as opposed to just what she likes. Jane is able to move outside of her personal likes or dislikes, and passionately focus on making every piece of art be what’s best for the brand and the consumer we target.