Reina Takahashi’s art is the perfect analogy for her journey—creating something magical out of just paper. Fresh out of design school, she worked for 8 years as a full-time graphic designer. Her true passion, though, laid in paper art.
The time spent at her run-of-the-mill job and side hustling allowed her to collect skills, collaborate with other artists, and find bigger clients. She cut, pasted and folded her way into that outlandish job of her dreams: a paper artist.
A simple piece of paper turned into a work of art.
The biggest lesson she’s learned? Dream jobs aren’t set in stone. Over the years, she’s learned to adapt to new challenges in order to keep moving forward. On July 19th, Reina will take us on the journey from in-house graphic designer to her ever-evolving dream job.
Reina has worked with companies such as Facebook, Wired and Better Homes and Gardens, as well as the nonprofit 826 Valencia. She has also exhibited at the Chicago Design Museum.
See more of Reina’s work at reinasaur.com.
Presentation: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m
Student non-members – $5
CSCA members – $5
Non-members – $15