Want to learn more about the people behind the Brew? This new blog series will give you the answers to the most important questions (and some not-so-important questions) you may want to ask a creative. This week, we’re chatting with Katie, one of our designers.

Where did you grow up?

In Bayou Country, Houma, Louisiana

What do you do for fun?

I’m a pretty simple, laid-back person. Playing with my dog, cooking/baking, interior decorating, traveling, being outdoors and binge watching TV are some of my favorite things to do. We just bought a fixer-upper, so my weekends have been filled fixing up our house which I love. I’m always up for trying out new places to eat too.

Did you always want to be a Graphic Designer?

Since I grew up in a small town, I actually didn’t know someone could even be a Graphic Designer. Growing up I always liked creative things. I’d design my parent’s business cards and party invitations and help my mom out with craft projects. When I started college, I had no clue what I wanted to do. Then I realized I wanted to do something with computers and graphics but wasn’t sure exactly what. I was thinking maybe something in the movie industry would be cool. The college I was attending didn’t have a computer graphics field, but my mom just so happened to see a commercial for a technical school offering Graphic Design. When I went to check it out, I couldn’t believe you could actually do that for a living. So I started going there and the rest is history. I’m so grateful that I actually get to do something I truly love!

What’s your favorite brew (beer/tea/coffee)?

Coffee!!! I think I have a problem. I can’t go without it!

What’s your top Core Value and why?

Being nice to people. I think it’s important to be kind to everyone.

Favorite local lunch spot?

Hmmm…that’s a really tough one! I don’t know if I have a favorite. If I had to choose I guess it would be Grimaldi’s pizza! It’s a staple in our household. They have the BEST pizza!

What’s one fact about yourself that most people would be surprised to hear?

I love rock music! I’m kinda quiet and shy so people don’t expect that I love to rock out.

Which fictional character (tv show, movie, or book) do you most identify with?

She’s not a fictional character, but Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper. She’s a simple, laid-back girl who likes making old things new again, like me.

What’s your ideal birthday celebration?

During the day: Exploring a new place and eating lots of good food.

At Night: Staying home with my husband and dog, watching a movie and drinking some good wine.

Who do you want to be when you grow up?

I look up to my Dad the most. He’s a genuine, good man. Everybody loves him. He gets along with everyone, has a great sense of humor, is kind to everyone and is very easy-going like me.

Check back next week for more from our Top 10 series. Cheers!

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