10 mins with Kaoru,

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The time has come for another interview with an amazing team member. This week I spoke to Kaoru, who has recently joined the Design team at Tala Studios. We had a chat in the Tala van on our way to an early morning appointment of painting in our new retail space he's been designing in Heals. It was very early, and we were both enjoying our flat whites to try and wake us up!​

Kaoru, that's such a cool name, what part of the world are you from?

I'm from Japan.

Japan, now that's a place I still need to visit! Where abouts?

Yokohama. It's a massive city south of Tokyo but I'm from a very leafy peaceful suburb town with wild monkeys and racoons.

How long have you lived in London?

​Almost 9 years ago I moved to London to study marketing. I struggled to find a marketing job without any actual experience, so I decided to get some skills that I can physically show to impress potential employers, and so took an intensive graphic design course.

I practised and improved my design skills for about a year then got very lucky when I was offered an internship at a global magazine brand, followed by a multi-disciplinary designer position.

10 mins with Kaoru,

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