Meet Khoa Ho: Designer from California

In the spirit of giving back, and our desire to support local businesses and artists, we are doing an artist spotlight series. We will be showcasing a new artist each day for the next 31 days. Today’s artist is Khoa Ho, a designer from California.

Khoa Ho is a very recent college graduate (BFA in Graphic Design) trying to figure out what he’s doing in life other than find a job.

the god

The God

Question: How did you get into design?
Khoa’s Answer: I’ve never done any real design in my life until one day I wrote a letter to my university stating that I wanted to get into the art (design) program. I took a leap of faith and they accepted. So my journey began. Like Bilbo Baggins.

Question: Where are you from, where did you go to school?
Khoa’s Answer: I was born in Vietnam. I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. Went to the University of Louisville…GO CARDS! Now I nest in California.

Question: What are your tools of the trade?
Khoa’s Answer: Paper and pencil is always good. Digitally I mainly use Photoshop and Illustrator with a sprinkle of Indesign here and there if necessary.

Question: What websites do you go to for design inspiration?
Khoa’s Answer: I don’t really have any main websites that I go to really. Just randomly browsing and looking at different works from all aspects of art really helps me. Also depends on what I’m working on. Google does wonders though.

Small Soldiers

Small Soldiers

Question: What is your favorite movie, band, and artist?
Khoa’s Answer: Favorite movies are The Dark Knight and Forrest Gump. Bands are Linkin Park and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Artists would be Banksy, Ken Taylor and Olly Moss.

Question: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
Khoa’s Answer: Space. I’d love to see the Earth from up there. Go check out all the other planets. Give Pluto some love. Then maybe France or anywhere in Europe.

Question: When you’re not designing, what do you like to do?
Khoa’s Answer: Watch movies, play guitar, video games, watch tv, daydream about random things.

Question: If you could meet anyone (dead or alive) who would it be and why?
Khoa’s Answer: My grandfather because I never got to meet him. I’ve only seen a few pictures of him.

Question: What advice would you give to someone just starting out in design?
Khoa’s Answer: To not listen to any of my advice cause I’m terrible at it.

View more of Khoa Ho’s art work and design at his website.

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