Meet The Face Behind

HANK BY HENRY

A BRIKA maker story

Allison Henry

PORTLAND, OREGON
"Make things you love & others will love them too."
“I love it when things fall into place”

“The beauty of wide-open space quiets my mind and helps me to reconnect and recharge”


“I basically want to live at Noun; they have impeccable taste”


“The beauty of wide-open space quiets my mind and helps me to reconnect and recharge”


Every morning, Allison Henry drinks a cup of coffee and sets her intentions for the day. Its this kind of focus and dedication that has made her line, HANK by Henry, such a success. She believes the most important thing to do is to carve out time for your projects and just show upthe rest will follow.


Creating hand-painted chopsticks was a bit serendipitous for this graphic design graduate (it all started when she was testing paint colors for another project). Now, she starts each project by experimenting, choosing her favorite designs, and then heading to the wood shop to make things happen. When she’s not working on her craft, you can find her enjoying the Oregon wilderness, or sipping an old-school cocktail at the Rum Club.

Growing up, what did you want to be?
An artist. Because they have the most fun.

What 3 things make you happiest in the world?
Triumph, singing at the top of my lungs & chocolate cake. 

What is your design background?
I started out as a classically trained artist, got a Bachelor of Art degree in Graphic Design, followed my career into Branding & Advertising and then got inspired to make hand crafted goods. 

What's the best book you've read recently? 
I'm reading Winter's Tale right now. It's mesmerizing how timeless the settings and characters are and how it captures the magnitude of New York City in perfect words. 

 


“I start by experimenting. I'll grab a couple test chopsticks and when I'm done the things look wacky with all sorts of colors and lines”
PRODUCTS BY HANK BY HENRY
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