Kris Haro: Graphic Designer and Multi-Medium Artist

Kris Haro is a multi-medium artist whose quirk and vibrancy permeates all of their creative focuses. From graphic design to dance and bouldering, Kris follows their excitement for problem-solving and employs their unique creative style.

Kris Haro: Graphic Designer and Multi-Medium Artist

Kris Haro is a multi-medium artist whose quirk and vibrancy permeates all of their creative focuses. From graphic design to dance and bouldering, Kris follows their excitement for problem-solving and employs their unique creative style.

Kris Haro

Kris Haro is the media director for Project Home and is originally from Texas. After growing up in Beaumont, Kris attended the University of North Texas receiving a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and Advertisement. Post-college they were hired at Moxie Sozo, a design agency, as an illustrator and relocated to Boulder, Colorado. Kris is currently working remotely from Brooklyn, New York as a senior illustrator for Moxie Sozo.

Kris began their creative journey in middle school watching Miyazaki films. Their love and interest in illustration gained momentum when one day, Kris spent three hours recreating a scene they had paused from Princess Mononoke. Since middle school, Kris has been developing their personal style through vibrant, surreal illustration. Kris' position within Moxie requires them to understand an array of different styles. Although their main focus is illustration that is abstract and removed from reality, Kris is drawn to artists who can achieve hyper-realism and who push within their genre.

Kris Haro’s curiosities also let them to dance. As a "hodgepodge" artist, Kris utilizes different movement genres. They began dancing in their second year of high school, creating choreography with their close friends. After exploring different sports and participating on skating teams, Kris came to a Filipino cultural team their junior year at The University of North Texas. Within this dance team they choreographed and competed on a collegiate level. Upon relocated to Boulder, Kris was introduced to Block 1750, a local studio that is home to many multi-genre dancers. There, Kris made friends and joined a collective called Side-by-Side. Kris enjoys the freedom of their movement and hopes to continue training in different genres to widen their scope.

Kris Haro was also drawn to the Bouldering community. Bouldering involves maneuvering up rock formations without the use of harnesses or ropes. A friend from dance introduced Kris to Bouldering, which gave them a new community, and a new opportunity to “tune into [their] body.” In Bouldering, Kris explains, athletes “sit and analyze how to get from Point A to Point B,” where Point B is a specific hold reached through a challenging series of other holds. This “problem-solving,” is similar to choreography: as “you find different ways to contort the body through process of trial and error.”

As they continue to breathe illustrative life into Project Home, Kris hopes it will become a bigger entity while still maintaining its integrity. They hope Project Home will continue to grow and encompass artists, both dancers and non-dancers, who contribute to a creative, forward-looking environment.

What does “Home” mean to you?

Home is a feeling. It's hard for me to put a person, place or thing to that particular word but you know it when it's there. I find it in the communities I'm part of, my family both blood and chosen, within myself and even in nothingness. Home is a safe and special place for me, wherever, whatever it may be.

Instagram: @krisharo_

Website: http://www.krisharo.com/

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