Inventing and creating from the earliest age, Designer Mimi Tin is no stranger to pushing the design limits to realize her visions. Born in Burma, Mimi came to the U.S. with her family in search of freedom. Manufactured toys were not a luxury as she began her new life, so Mimi began to transform ordinary paper towel rolls into doll furniture, colorful pieces of paper into one-of-a-kind doll dresses, and cardboard boxes into an array of imaginative toys.
For the past eight years, Mimi has shared her love and enthusiasm for graphic design by teaching at the Portfolio Center, and is currently teaching Olympic Branding and Retail Branding classes. For seven years now, she has owned and operated Mimi Tin Design, her own graphic design company, and thrives on the challenging projects that inspire herself and her clients. Mimi’s graphic design career is multi-faceted as she works in all areas from identity creation to implementation. Her client roster is impressive and has included work with The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Airlines, Samsung Electronics, Sydney Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (SOCOG), Sony Corporation, Johnson+Johnson, and SPANX by Sara Blakely.
Mimi has received praise for her designs from Architectural Digest and Seventeen Magazine, along with other various media outlets, and has been named “Young Designer on a Roll” by the New York Times. Mimi currently volunteers with the International Rescue Committee, The City of Refuge in Atlanta, and serves on the Board of Directors for Atlanta based non-profit, Children Helping Children (CHC).