Meet the Designer: Hege Bryn
Hege Bryn is our badass design intern who came to Radish as part of the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline’s Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program (BTTIP). She hails from a tiny town in the southwest of Norway of about 7,000 residents. When she first came to NYC in 2008 to visit a friend, she fell in love with the city. Until 2013, when she moved to New York, she had been conjuring up big plans to get herself here. She now attends City Tech (New York City College of Technology) where she studies communication design.
How did you first get involved with design?
My background (in Norway) is in print design and production – working with magazines, brochures and corporate identity. I worked for four different companies in Norway doing this type of work, and I also worked with newspapers doing page layout. I knew I wanted to get more involved in the creative aspect of design and that’s when I applied to CUNY.
What made you want to become a designer? Who are your design influences?
Tell us about one of your favorite projects you’ve worked on.
I’m currently taking some photography classes and I’ve discovered that I really love it. When I first moved to New York I worked on a photo series where I tried to capture all of the many cultural aspects of New York – I think it’s so cool that you can go anywhere in the world, in New York. You can experience something truly Russian, or truly Spanish – I went around the city and captured these aspects.
Why are you excited to be at Radish Lab?
BTTIP connected me to interview with a few different companies but from the start I was most excited about the position with Radish. I’m always looking for different ways to do design that makes a difference. It felt like the perfect opportunity for me! Getting to design for nonprofits and other organizations that are doing good things is what I was looking for. It’s a nice contrast to the work I’ve done in advertising, designing for products I don’t believe in. I was also really looking to strengthen my digital skills.
What inspires you most?
Just being in New York. I love music. I love just walking around – it gives me so many crazy things. I love the street art and taking photos.
What’s your dream job?
One where I’m designing to make a difference. I care a lot about environmental projects. Right now I am taking a class on information design at City Tech – I’m designing infographics on climate change, showing the public that it’s a real thing. I’m also working on a project to show the path that plastic bags take, showing their journey from the streets to the ocean. In New York it is much easier to do things that matter, where in Norway I felt like my only choice as a designer was to do advertising.
Check out Hege’s work here.
The Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program (BTTIP) is a three-month training program providing work-based learning and supplemental technical skills to Brooklyn-based students. Delivered through a partnership between the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, BE.IN, CUNY’s New York City College of Technology (City Tech) and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, BTTIP provides work-based learning experience and supplemental technical skills to undergraduate students.