To introduce our Collaboration with ban.do, we thought we'd introduce you to the faces behind ban.do!
Can you introduce us to the ban.do team a little bit?
ban.do's comprised of a dedicated core team of 14 people alongside a network of creative contributors and merchant partners. When working with Chunks, the team members that collaborated on this collection were Alyssa Blackman (senior brand development manager), Daniela Jordan-Villaveces (creative director), and Sidney Howard (senior product designer).
Alyssa's an LA native who loves to cook or be out in nature surrounded by friends and dogs. You'll for sure notice her whenever she walks into a room, not just because she's so tall but also because she has an infectious personality that brings a smile to anyone's face. Her favorite color is lime green and she always wears gold jewelry.
What inspired you to want to collab with Chunks?We've always been huge fans of Chunks and dreamt about combining our worlds! There are so many products we make but having the ability to join forces with Chunks meant we could work on something truly unique with a brand whose point of view we admire.
Which piece from the collab is your fave and why?
What was your favorite part of the design process and why?
Getting to truly collaborate with Tiffany because most of the time we design on our own and then share the end results with everyone after but this was a fun back and forth of ideas and concepts.
How has the ban.do team been doing over the past few years? Its obviously been rough for us all but I mean like, if ban.do was a person and we went to dinner, like how have you BEEN, girl….!?
We're getting there! There's been lots of ups and downs but we've learned a lot in the past year and have started having a little more fun in the past months :)
What is the ban.do aesthetic?
Minimalism? Never heard of her!
What does ban.do care about?
We exist to help you be your best and we encourage fun. We've made a commitment to betterment and we believe in the powers of positivity and inclusivity.
What is all your favorite ice cream flavors?
Alyssa: Rocky Road or Jeni's Brown Butter Almond Brittle
Daniela: Any kind of ice cream makes me very happy!
Sidney: Peanut Butter Chocolate