Meet Design Partner, Khristian A. Howell
What is your first memory of wanting to become a designer?
I took my first art class that I remember in the 2nd or 3rd grade. I remember walking into that room and thinking, “there is so much cool stuff to play with” During that class my favorite project was a simple weaving project. We built a little “loom” of cardboard and got to create our own little woven piece of our design. I remember I choose purple, blue, and yellow yarn and worked away at creating a pattern (shocking).
What inspires you?
Travel is my number one source of inspiration. I live to discover new sights, people, tastes, and experiences.
What is your most prized possession?
I believe, generally speaking, there are two types of people – collectors and experiencers. I fall into the latter category. I really don’t have a ton of stuff. I am constantly purging my closet down to only things that I love right now. Don’t get me wrong, I love love beautiful things. I just don’t need lots of them. That being said one of the things I treasure is a few pesetas I have from my first trip to Barcelona before the Euro. It reminds me of how lucky I am that I got to experience traveling abroad in a pre-911 world.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Paris, of course. :-)
What is your favorite email stationery design in your collection?