January Volunteer of the Month

Christine Herrin, January 2015 Volunteer of the MonthChristine started off as an 826 Valencia design intern in 2013. One of her favorite design projects, that year’s winter mailer, helped seal her love for hand-lettering — one of her favorite memories from her internship is the day María sent her out to a cafe to “get inspiration and draw.” …How fun is that?

Really, really fun — just like all the people at 826 — and that’s why Christine remains a design volunteer to this day. Aside from the winter appeal, she’s helped out by designing the past two issues of the 826 Quarterly, too. She absolutely loves and values her time spent as a volunteer at 826, because really, where else do you meet such interesting, passionate, just-as-dorky-as-her friends with a lot of heart?

Born in California and raised in Manila, Christine moved to San Francisco in 2011 to get her MFA in Design. She has a background in magazine publishing and went to school to learn world history (really.) She loves to read, write, and make stuff. Her favorite things include a good story, drawing type, handwritten letters, and getting on airplanes.

You can find her in coffee shops around the city (probably working on a lettering project) or online, here: christineherrin.com

To read about all of our featured volunteers, visit the Volunteer of the Month gallery.

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