“A cabin in Alaska, please” – Getting to know Kasia in 20 questions!

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Kasia joined the jovoto team as a Community Manager and Creative Guide in the summer. If you’ve been working on projects these last few months, then you have probably already “seen” her around on the platform. We wanted to give you the opportunity to get to know a little bit more about her and her life before jovoto so we asked her 20 questions and here are her 20 answers…

jovoto welcomes Kasia Mijas-Galloway

What are you most passionate about?
Creativity, making (creating) things

How have you changed from when you were in high school?
Very much! I don’t feel the pressure from other people to be in a certain way / do certain things, I have lots of hobbies and I am more aware of who I am.

What would be your dream job?
A job that allows me a good work-life balance, involves some creativity, gives me satisfaction and of course pays my bills!

What do you think says the most about a person?
The way they treat other people.

If you opened a business, what type of business would you start?
Before jovoto, I set up a sustainable brand focusing on natural dyes & inks and I’m continuing to work on this alongside jovoto.

A naturally dyed tote bag, using red onion skins on organic cotton and raw linen – handmade by Kasia for her Naked Dye brand.

What do you miss about life 10 or 20 years ago?
Watching cartoons before school and worrying about sweet NOTHING!

What hobbies would you like to get into if you had the time and money?
Wood carving / furniture making.

Would you rather go for a bungee jump or hot air balloon ride?
Neither, I’m scared of heights!

What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done?
I got engaged after 3 months! Yes, we’re still together.

What are you best known for among your friends?
Being the best host 🙂

When you were a kid, what seemed like the best thing about being a grown-up?
Driving a car.

What’s your favorite emoji?

Where would your friends or family be most surprised to find you?
Probably the gym haha!

What would you do with the extra time if you never had to sleep?
I would always make time for sleep!

Are you a morning person or a night owl?
100% night owl!

What is your favorite movie?
Anything by Xavier Dolan.

What’s getting worse and worse as you get older? what’s getting better and better as you get older?
My hangovers are definitely getting worse, but the way I spend my time is getting better.

Do you squeeze the toothpaste from the middle or the end?
The only way it should be squeezed – FROM THE END!

What was the last show you binge-watched?
Friends. SO many times.

Would you rather live in a cabin in Alaska or on a tropical island?
A cabin in Alaska, please.

Kasia demonstrating natural dyeing for an editorial in Yorkshire Living magazine. Photo by Olivia Brabbs Photography

Kasia has a background in Interior Design and Event Management and is passionate about sustainability and crafts. She grew up in Poland and spent the last 6 years in York in the UK, where her husband comes from. They recently moved to Berlin because they wanted to live in a big, creative city and to improve their German skills. She loves working with lots of different people and surrounding herself with creative minds so joining jovoto seemed like a perfect fit! “Learning to dance, joining a drawing/painting class and making my own pasta” are some the things on Kasia’s to-do list she tells us.

We are happy to have you on the team Kasia!

A range of naturally dyed cases using certified organic cotton. The collection features some vintage and second-hand fabrics too. All handmade by Kasia for Naked Dye

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Helen Gimber

Helen is into creativity, collaboration & collectivity! She joined jovoto as a guide for Textile Design projects and is now a regular fixture of the community team. Helen hails from the UK, but has called Berlin home since 2010.

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    Welcome Kasia! Lets do a dyeing DIY session with our team at the next team event?

    What a great article, Helen. Welcome dear Kasia one more time even if we already know each other. We are glad to have you here. Your job is excellent and I love the answers you give here ahaha in most of them it was like I hear myself.

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