Welcome (back) to the team, Katie!

We are thrilled to welcome back Katie Manos to the team at verynice! Katie was actually verynice’s first-ever employee, and recently completed an MFA program at OTIS. Now back with the team at verynice, she is joining us as our new Studio Manager.

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Hey there! Tell us a bit about yourself.

I'm originally from the San Fernando Valley, and have lived in Downtown LA for the last four years. I love graphic design, street photography, and local history. I have two black cats and one black mutt, and spend a lot of my time exploring my neighborhood! I recently got my MFA in Graphic Design at Otis College of Art and Design.

What are you most excited about for our new role?

I'm most excited about being part of helping verynice run and continue to make such an impact! Behind-the-scenes stuff is right up my alley, being an introvert and all. 

What is your favorite social cause?

Women's equality and animal causes are aways close to my heart. 

What passions and interests do you have outside of work?

In grad school at Otis, I got to use a kind of quirky Japanese printer from the 80's called a Risograph—it's as if a Xerox machine a screen print had a hybrid baby. You scan in your work one color at time, layering to create new colors, filling in spaces or creating outlines. I researched the history and future of Los Angeles while I was there, and made a series of booklets. Now that I've left, I miss using that machine!