Graphics Design Volunteer
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”GOLDA MEIR
Why J Leaders?
I am impressed and encouraged by the innovative and insightful approach of J Leaders to empower young adults who will have meaningful impact in today’s world and the future. I firmly believe in what J Leaders is striving to achieve. I am excited to participate, in a very small way, and to be a part of this process of supporting for young adults as they step into business and community leadership roles. When we invest in today’s next generation, we’re investing in our future.
Kirsten Basso recently joined J Leaders as a graphic design volunteer. She is a multidisciplinary designer and maker interested in making objects, scenes, and filmmaking. Kirsten loves incorporating activism, empathy, and philosophy in design. She grew up in the USA and in Italy and has dual citizenship. She is bilingual in Italian and English. She has lived and studied in Treviso, Italy, Venice, Italy, London, England, and the United States.
Kirsten graduated with a B.A. in Design from Goldsmiths University of London in London, England. Currently, she does freelance graphic design and video editing work. She started a collaborative long term project with friends, which is a magazine focusing on empowering young women. Most recently, Kirsten does freelance work in the art department in the film industry.
Previously, Kirsten has experience in event cinema, she worked at the Odeon Leicester Square, a premier event cinema and a host of the BFI London Film Festival. She worked on a design project in collaboration with Wellcome Collection, one of the leading mental health research foundations of the United Kingdom. She has also previously completed a design and photography internship with Jack Spencer, a distinguished American photographer. In her free time she enjoys photography, filmmaking, model-making, woodwork, genealogy, hiking, playing tennis, and helping others.