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Meet Hero's Heroes! New Monthly Feature!

by Hero Arts November 16, 2017 26 Comments

At Hero Arts we are family, and you are a part of the Hero Arts family as well as our valued customer! There are many people behind the scenes that work hard every day to bring you quality products and inspiration. We are starting a new, monthly feature so you can get to know them a little better. We call them Hero's Heroes because they are how we do what we do!

Let's start with Robin Edano, a member of our talented Design Team.


What you do for Hero Arts and how long you have been here?
I'm one of the designers who creates the Hero Arts products. I started at the end of 2014. Other than designing, I am also the Design Manager, and lead the in-house Design Team, managing the new products that get approved by our Art Director, Laura. I mostly keep a close eye on our crazy tight calendar and nag the team to hurry up and finish. My favorite thing out of all the different products I've designed over the years has to be the Color Layering Flamingo. That one was my first color layering clear stamp set. It's really exciting to see something you've worked hard to design become real, and then see all of the amazing and beautiful cards that get created with it.

What are 3 words to describe Hero Arts?

Family, Creativity & Crafty

Where are you from originally?

I grew up in California and have lived in the Bay Area my whole life.

What do you enjoy doing in your personal life?
I love going to used bookstores to find treasures or anything interesting to read. My go-to sections are art, comic books and graphic novels, but I also like to venture into the metaphysics and science fiction. Even though I draw and design for work, I also keep a sketch book (or 3!) and fill those up when I can.

What is the kindest thing that anyone has ever done for you?
The earliest memory I have that sticks out in my mind is when I started kindergarten. My twin brother and I were in the same class. My brother started feeling sick and was sent home. I hadn't made any friends yet so I'm guessing I felt alone, then started crying. My hair was stiff with hair gel. At one point a kid started rubbing my head and hair gel flakes started getting in the air. This was in the morning so light was streaming through a window and it was illuminating the flakes. The teacher noticed and started saying "Look! It's like snow flakes!". I stopped crying, and other kids started jumping in and rubbing my head. Everyone, including me, started to laugh at the "snow flakes". It was really gross but the kindest thing I could remember.

Best vacation you’ve been to?
The first family road trip with our dogs, Mila & Sheba. We went to Yosemite park and our dogs loved it so much.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive), who would it be?
Hayao Miyazaki, I love his films! His artwork and pictures are so beautiful in movies like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro or Howl's Moving Castle. He inspires me to be a better artist.

If your house was burning down, what is the one non-living thing you would save?
My laptop! It has all my artwork stored in there.

Thank you, Robin, for visiting with us today. We are grateful that you share your talent with us.





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26 Responses

Donna
Donna

November 24, 2017

Thanks for sharing your team!

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

November 19, 2017

This new serie is a great idea. It’s always a pleasure to get to know a little more about the team members.

Ilina Crouse
Ilina Crouse

November 18, 2017

Yay for this new feature! And glad to see you are first up! And the flamingo is one of my favorite sets, too, on the list of dozens of Hero Arts sets :D

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

November 17, 2017

This is an awesome new feature! I love hearing about people who work at Hero Arts!!

Kari Mano
Kari Mano

November 17, 2017

Nice to “meet” you Robin. I love this new monthly feature, thanks for sharing, and your pups are adorable!

Carol
Carol

November 16, 2017

I like the bio! I made a mini house from the one you designed. I dropped in on Hero Arts and let you pick out one of my decorated mini houses! Great meeting you all in Richmond last summer!

Shirley Bordon
Shirley Bordon

November 16, 2017

Thank you for sharing your creativity and I am very proud of your love of art. I am happy we have artistic quality in our genes and for sure will be handed down to the next generation.

Christine Piechura
Christine Piechura

November 16, 2017

I love getting to know the people who are part of the Hero Arts family! Hi Robin! I love the layering Flamingo!

Cindy Daversa
Cindy Daversa

November 16, 2017

It’s so nice to put a face to the wonderful products! I have a rescue girl, and,ed Dahlya, that looks just like the dog in the first photo! Thank you for your creativity! I

Karen L K
Karen L K

November 16, 2017

It’s nice to read about Robin. What a great idea to feature Hero Arts folks.

Joan Bardee
Joan Bardee

November 16, 2017

Love the questions and the answers. This is a great article

Donna Billingsley
Donna Billingsley

November 16, 2017

This is a very cool feature! I love calling and when someone answers I recognize a name or a voice. It makes me feel that this company cares and I’m in good hands. Thank you for this comfort and I’m looking forward to more interviews with staff.

Clare Prezzia
Clare Prezzia

November 16, 2017

I LOVE this new feature!! Robin, it was so great getting to “know” you better! So sweet about the “snowflakes”, and Hayao Miyazaki is one of my favorite artists too!

Joan  Vancourt
Joan Vancourt

November 16, 2017

Nice to meet you, Robin. I always wondered who was behind the scene at Hero Arts. I love that flamingo set, too. I think that creative artists like you help us enjoy our crafting.

Janette
Janette

November 16, 2017

So happy to see this feature on the family behind Hero Arts. It’s great to meet you, Robin! Your snowflakes memory really tugs at my heartstrings. Sometimes the simplest kind gesture can really turn someones day around. Thank you for sharing! <3

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

November 16, 2017

Yay, Robin! It’s so wonderful that you are the first Hero’s Hero – so well-deserved! I’m a huge fan of your designs and it was such a treat to learn more about you! Thanks for sharing the great pictures, Mila & Sheba are adorable! We are also big fans of Miyazaki so I was excited to see your pick! Wishing you tons of continued success! Thanks so much for the always beautiful artwork!

Joan
Joan

November 16, 2017

Robin, you are so bright and talented. A real asset to Hero Arts.

Aaron
Aaron

November 16, 2017

Thanks Robin! I work with you everyday and I still found out new things about you and inspiration from how you look at the world. :)

Judy
Judy

November 16, 2017

I love this new feature! It would be fun if you had another post with answers to any questions we might have for members of the Hero Team that are featured. I would love to know about Robin’s art training/background.

Libby
Libby

November 16, 2017

Great feature! It’s fun to learn a little more about your, Robin. It’s a pleasure to work with you!!

Jessica Frost-Ballas
Jessica Frost-Ballas

November 16, 2017

Hi Robin! It was great learning more about you and I cannot wait to meet you in January!! I’d also love to meet Miyazaki and your flamingos are one of my favorite Hero stamps!! ❤️

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

November 16, 2017

That’s a great way of recognizing people behind the scenes! Good to know you Robin :) Wishing you more years of success in your career! :)

~amy~
~amy~

November 16, 2017

Such a fun new feature! Great to read more about you Robin! Gotta love Hayao Miyazaki!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

November 16, 2017

Great new feature, love to peek behind the scenes.
Thank you Robbin for your answeres and for the beautiful things you desing for Hero Arts, you are realy a Hero’s Hero

Leslie S
Leslie S

November 16, 2017

I just love this new feature! Great Q and A. Pleasure to meet you, Robin. This company is dear to my heart because I love to craft, and also grew up in the Bay Area. HA has fantastic products, great service and good values. Home today and I’m going to go break out the flamingo. Well done, Robin! Thanks for all you do!
Lisa Reber
Lisa Reber

November 16, 2017

I love this feature! I stamp because I cannot draw a straight line so I am very envious of those who can. It’s nice to be able to see the creators of your wonderful designs. LOVE the layers Flamingo BTW!