4x3 is happy to announce our latest hire, Liza Mansour. Liza grew up in Muscat, Oman, where she attended an International Baccalaureate School. She comes to us by way of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she majored in graphic design.
Liza commutes to our Ardmore office from her home in South Philly. (Her favorite thing so far about Ardmore—besides us—is Maido, a Japanese market on Lancaster Ave.) She agreed to take a few minutes from her Web design and branding work to answer a few questions.
What first got you interested in graphic design?
My interest in graphic design started when I was in middle school. I would design websites for fun, but these interests didn’t fully grow until I was studying branding and user interface design in college.
How are you able to pursue those interests at 4x3?
4x3 has allowed me to express my creativity and passion for UI design by giving me several projects such as creating the look and feel for Healthcope, Tri-Supply & Equipment, and many more clients.
What have you found most interesting about working at 4x3 so far?
The most interesting part about working at 4x3 has been the ability to design for many different mediums. I love UI design, but also find print design to be just as fascinating.
Has anything surprised you about the job?
By having 4x3 as the first job to start my career, I have realized how difficult it can be to work with clients that are very particular with how they want something designed. Working here is a new experience to me, and I’m sure there will be many surprises in the future.
Do you like being a programmer as well as a designer?
I’ve always had an interest in coding websites as well as designing the interfaces. Coding can be challenging, but that’s what I believe makes it fun. It’s almost like trying to solve a puzzle, and when the design I’ve created comes to life, it’s a great feeling.
What would you have said two years ago if someone told you you would be designing rugby balls?
I probably would have not believed them. Even though sports is not an interest of mine, I still find it helpful to explore my skills through different mediums and subjects.