Five Minutes with Christy Bui, RTC Graphic Designer
on July 20th, 2021
What is your favorite service RTC offers our clients?
I think as a graphic designer here at RTC, publishing would be the obvious answer. Designing book covers and interiors are among my favorite types of projects to work on because I have the opportunity to create something from front to back and then hold it tangibly in my hands.
What is one thing you’ve learned about yourself while working at RTC?
I realized I can thrive on a short deadline. When something needs to be turned around quickly, I become focused and committed to gettin’ it done. I also just hate to disappoint. It makes me happy to see others happy when I’m able to deliver what they want and need.
If you could describe RTC in one word, what would it be?
What is your personal mantra or manifesto?
Be kind because everyone’s doing the best they can with what they’ve got.
What is your favorite children’s book?
Two books come to mind: The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein and The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster. Even as an adult I refer back to these books occasionally. I love the minimalism of Silverstein’s drawings and the sweet message about what love truly is in The Missing Piece.
A museum field trip in college first introduced me to the short film version of The Dot and the Line, animated by Chuck Jones. This might’ve been one of those WOW moments in my life where I thought, “Wow, graphic design is cooooooooool.” The book is just so quirky and clever and serves as a classic example of how playful the relationship between words and images can be, especially to me as a graphic designer.