“You’re original, cannot be replaced.” -Katy Perry
name: Pa Chia
occupation: Graphic Designer and Photographer
location: Los Angeles, Calfornia
Though she had her fair share of boy crushes and shopping addictions like any other teenager, Pa Chia Xiong could not help but be drawn into the world of graphic design at age 14. She debuted online through Soompi.com, an online community focused on Korean pop culture, where she openly connected with other young graphic artists around the world through her art. Born and raised in Wisconsin, at 18, Pa Chia set her heart on the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles to further her graphic design skills. Since graduating in 2010, she has established herself as an avid photographer and graphic designer for beauty shoots and well-known Hmong American artists such as The Kong & Shu Project, Pagnia Xiong, and Proto-J.