The Team

  • Brad

  • Justin

  • Ryn

  • Amy

  • Leah

Brad Hain

President

My Go-To Party Trick

Here’s the grip for a 4-seam fastball.

Best Advice

Treat everything you do as if your signature is on it.

Guilty Pleasure

Dark Chocolate

Pet Peeves

Laziness and unmotivated people.

Favorite Word / Least Favorite Word

Yes! / Can’t

What turns you on? / What turns you off?

Engaging conversation and different points of view. / Pessimistic attitudes.

What sound do you love? / What sound do you hate?

Always loved the sound of a Mac firing up. / When the music stops.

What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt? /
What profession would you not like to do?

I think it would be fun to be a Chef. / I worked in a steel mill one summer in college…don’t want to do that ever again.

If I won a million dollars…

I’d leave Vegas immediately.

What inspired me to do what I do…

I love creative expression and the surprises that come from them.

Something that really baffles me…

Electricity

If I could have a super power…

I’d play my Telecaster like Jimi Hendrix

Justin Tokos

Creative Director

My Go-To Party Trick

I just take a car.

Best Advice

The secret to anything is knowing when to quit.

Guilty Pleasure

80’s Music

Pet Peeves

Those that lack common sense.

Favorite Word / Least Favorite Word

Babushka / Can’t

What turns you on? / What turns you off?

Passionate people being passionate about things they love. /  Pop Country music

What sound do you love? / What sound do you hate?

I love the sound of an orchestra tuning before a performance, and the silence before they begin. / The sound of “flip flops”.

What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt? /
What profession would you not like to do?

This is all I’ve ever wanted to do professionally, but I suppose I’d have enjoyed an occupation as an industrial designer, or engineer…That or Demolitions.  I think I either have to be building something, or destroying it. / Politics

If I won a million dollars…

I want to own an old building, and make it SOMETHING.

What inspired me to do what I do…

When I was a kid, my friend Brian gave me a skateboard, and on that board was artwork created by an artist named Vernon Courtland Johnson. That image and his art sort of got me on track for not only wanting to create art for a living, but learning how to print it. I still have those decks from when I was a kid hanging in my office to this day.

Something that really baffles me…

If I say it’s opposite day, does that mean that It’s NOT opposite day.

If I could have a super power…

Telekinesis. I just wanna be really lazy, and all that stuff is always WAY over there.

Ryn Voith

Graphic Designer

My Go-To Party Trick

I can lace my fingers up to make a snake head.

Best Advice

Never withhold love.

Guilty Pleasure

Hot Pockets.

Pet Peeves

When people don’t use their blinker.

Favorite Word / Least Favorite Word

Lozenge / Moist. It should only ever be used to describe cake and THAT’S IT.

What turns you on? / What turns you off?

Being able to take joke / Name dropping.

What sound do you love? / What sound do you hate?

The sound of coffee being made / The low-battery beep of a smoke detector

What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt? /
What profession would you not like to do?

Police Officer / Anything in insurance

If I won a million dollars…

I’d pay off all my student loans & any family debts, then just quietly keep doing what I’m doing. Except in like, a really nice house.

What inspired me to do what I do…

I actually wanted to be a baker and my mom talked me out of it because I am the epitome of “not a morning person,” so I decided to go with my other favorite thing: design.

Something that really baffles me…

Flat-Earthers

If I could have a super power…

Teleportation. Boring meeting? Gone. Stuck in traffic? Already at home. Somehow found yourself in a Walmart? Just blip right out of there.

Amy Scanlon

Office Manager

MY GO-TO PARTY TRICK

I’m a wallflower so I just play with the dog.

BEST ADVICE

“Do no harm but take no shit”

GUILTY PLEASURE

Shopping

PET PEEVES

Office pen swiping

FAVORITE WORD / LEAST FAVORITE WORD

Hope/Bunion

WHAT TURNS YOU ON? / WHAT TURNS YOU OFF?

Chivalry is still a big thing for me. /  Too much cologne is a huge turn off & big unruly/dirty beards- EW.

WHAT SOUND DO YOU LOVE? / WHAT SOUND DO YOU HATE?

Cats purring/Children whining

WHAT PROFESSION, OTHER THAN YOUR OWN, WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEMPT? /
WHAT PROFESSION WOULD YOU NOT LIKE TO DO?

I would love to be a police officer except I would probably taze everyone so it’s best that I don’t do that.
I would never be a nursing assistant of any kind, I couldn’t clean up poop & puke at all!

IF I WON A MILLION DOLLARS…

I would buy a huge piece of land that I could build shelters on for all of the animals I could rescue.

WHAT INSPIRED ME TO DO WHAT I DO…

I just wanted to be somewhere that would make me happy.

SOMETHING THAT REALLY BAFFLES ME…

How could anyone hurt an animal? How have we not found a cure for cancer with all of the money donated each year towards it? How do people not believe in global warming? Who voted for Trump? The list goes on & on………

IF I COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER…

I think reading minds would be so handy!!

Leah Edwards

Graphic Designer

When’s your birthday? 

April 25th

What’s your favorite kind of cake?

Chocolate

Tell us a your fondest childhood memory.

Stealing my mom’s camera and running around photographing everything in the backyard.

Where did you grow up and what were you like as a child?

I grew up in Twinsburg. I was a quiet, sweet child that was always doodling.

What is your educational background? (schools/degrees/programs/awards)

University of Akron/BFA in Graphic Design

Three words to describe you:

down to earth, kind & friendly

Favorite Social Media:

Instagram

What was your first impression of 427 Design?

A fun place to do creative stuff.

What do you hope to have accomplished in five years? Ten?

I hope to continue growing my love and passion for design & art.

Favorite word?

Ethereal

Least favorite word?

Chunks

What sound do you love?

Rain hitting the window

What sound do you hate?

Loud chewing /lip smacking

What is your favorite curse word?

Shit or Fuuuuuuck

What inspires you, and why?

Creative people doing creative things

What is on your “Bucket List”?

Travel to Australia

What is something that no one would ever believe to be true about you?

I enjoy dark humor.

What is a major life dream you hope to accomplish?

Being a strong and confident woman in the workforce.

What’s your go-to party trick?

Convincing people that tequila shots are a good idea.

Best Advice:

There’s always a bigger picture.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Reality TV Competitions

Do you have any pet peeves?

Tardiness

What turns you on/off?

A good sense of humor/conceited attitudes

What profession, other than your own, would you attempt? What would you NOT like to do?

Archaeology/ Anything that requires sitting in a depressing cubicle

If I won a million dollars……

I would pay off my student loans and then travel the world. Traveling through Europe sounds like a good start.

Something that really baffles me…….

Our perception of reality

If I could have a superpower it would be….

Teleportation or invisibility