Your 3FO Allstar: Mia

June 17, 2024

written by
Mari Aipa

Welcome to the first installment of our new blog series, “Your 3FO Allstar Team,” where we peel back the layers and spotlight the remarkable individuals who make up our team. We believe that the essence of creativity is rooted in the passions and interests we pursue outside of work. Our relationships with clients are enriched by the diverse experiences and unique perspectives each team member brings to the table. Let’s dive in and get to know the people who help shape the fearless, innovative spirit of 300FeetOut.


Question: “Tell us a bit about yourself. What are your passions outside of work?”

Music is my largest hobby outside of work. My parents are musicians, so music has always been a constant in my life. I started playing guitar and piano in middle school and performed with bands in high school and college. Currently, I perform in two bands: one where I play bass and sing backup vocals, and another where I sing lead, play bass, and write most of the songs. It’s both overwhelming and fun to perform songs I’ve put so much time and energy into.

Additionally, I’ve been getting into lino printmaking. Spending so much time on the computer makes it refreshing to zone out and work on something repetitive like carving a lino print. I’m experimenting with how to incorporate my art style into this medium, especially by transferring collages into lino prints.


Question: “What led you to join 300FeetOut?”

I wanted to work for a studio, and 300FeetOut seemed like a great opportunity. In design school, I enjoyed working at the school’s in-house design studio because of the variety of projects. At 300FeetOut, the diversity of clients and projects keeps the work interesting. The team is also fantastic; everyone is always joking around and having fun, making it a great environment.


Question: “Can you describe your role and what you love most about it?”

I love the diversity of clients and projects I get to work on. On any given day, I might be working on projects for five different clients, each unique. I also appreciate the variety of deliverables, from branding projects to print advertisements to hotel floor plans. This variety keeps my work dynamic and engaging.


Question: “How do your personal interests influence your work here?”

Music and design are closely connected for me. I’ve always enjoyed designing gig posters for friends, and working on projects for clients like Stanford Jazz Festival has been similarly enjoyable. I get to design fun, content-heavy print work at larger scales, which feels like creating super-sized gig posters. Additionally, working on extra signage for the festival has sparked my interest in environmental design projects.


Question: “What are your future goals, both personally and professionally?”

Professionally, I’m interested in print and environmental work, such as designing for a magazine or creating museum exhibits. Working at an agency has been great due to the diversity of work, and I’d love to continue in similar environments.

Personally, I aim to release an album or EP with my band in the long term. In the short term, I’m focused on getting more gigs to solidify our sound and tighten up as a band, and because it’s just really fun!

Take a listen to our latest album here.

As we wrap up our first team feature, it’s clear that the passions and pursuits of our team members play a vital role in shaping the innovative and immersive experiences we create at 300FeetOut. By embracing our unique interests, we aim to bring a richer, more dynamic perspective to our work, helping our clients build deeper connections with their audiences. 

Stay tuned for more stories from our team!