Meet Artist Adora Vang
We've been working with Adora on a little project to make all of our box design dreams come true, and we're so excited to share her story with you all!
Adora Vang is the owner and chief creative of Adora Vang Designs. She is a freelance graphic designer and artist, helping clients with visual elements for their business. Whether it’s designing a logo, printed business cards, restaurant menus, digital social graphics, or even a website, she enjoys doing it all! Adora’s artwork and original illustrations are inspired by her Hmong culture and love of nature.
What inspired you to become an artist?
I look back on my childhood and see that I was surrounded by so many creative women in my life. My grandma was a master at sewing and the owner of her own craft show booth. My cousin loved to draw family portraits, and encouraged me to draw as well. My aunt enjoyed doing DIY projects and taught me how to collage. All of these people in my life helped to foster my love for art and to put my work out there! My favorite topics to learn in school were art, marketing, and writing, and I found a way to combine all of these passions! I love the feeling of creating something that wasn’t there yesterday.
How do you want to see your art featured and what stories do you like to share through your art?
A lot of my artwork is inspired by my Hmong culture. I enjoy the challenge of finding ways to mix traditional design with modern aesthetics. I would love for my art to continue telling a story of loving where you come from. Whether it is celebrating your culture or honoring the nature around you, I want my art to represent what is important to whoever comes across it.
What is your favorite dish? Is there a story behind it?
I could eat my mom’s homemade Cornish game hen laab every single day and never get tired of it. Growing up, my family had 8 people in the house (mom, dad, grandma, me, and my four siblings), and this was the easiest recipe to make in a short amount of time that would provide abundantly for our entire family.
What does courage mean to you?
My definition of courage is having the strength to overcome your fears by taking action in something. When your brain and body align to finally do that “thing” you’ve been afraid to do, you’ll never regret it!
Where can we expect to see you in the next few years?
Over the next few years I plan to continue expanding my graphic design business to help individuals launch or enhance their business with visual design. I aim to have a variety of industries that I’m working within such as the restaurant industry, beauty, construction, healthcare, and more! I also have a few personal goals like illustrating a children’s book, launching a stationery product or wrapping paper brand, and continuing to provide resources and encouragement to women interested in freelancing or graphic design.
Thank you so much Adora for sharing her story with us! Tuk Tuk Box is proud to exclusively feature Southeast Asian ingredients and include refugee, migrant, and generational stories in every box.
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