Hua M. Conry has been in the creative industry for over ten years. She is currently the Director of Creative Services for the Canadian wholesale company, Gildan Activewear, but in their Barbados location. Hua oversees creative production for all six global wholesale brands - Gildan, Anvil, Comfort Colors, AlStyle, American Apparel and PRIM + PREUX in multiple markets - North American, Europe, Australia, Asia, and South American. Her focus is on mentoring and leading her team to produce high quality imagery and creative to meet strategic needs for all platforms (print, digital and social) along with finding efficiencies in processes and workflow management.
Previously, Hua was an Art Director for Kohl's Department Stores at their corporate headquarters in Menomonee Falls, WI. At Kohl's, Hua created the vision for elevated catalogs and promotional event campaigns by telling compelling visual and emotional stories. She led different teams to carry out these ideas from concept to completion. This involved concept pitches, graphic designing, planning and running photoshoots, overseeing production in preparation for print and partnering with digital and social partners for a more robust omni-channel experience.
Hua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
In addition to her work and though she's now living in the Caribbean, Hua still enjoys being a part of her family's farm with her hands deep in the earth planting, growing, and picking beautiful flowers, fruits and vegetables when she visits. Follow her family farm's journey on Facebook @MouaFamilyFarm.
Hua also has an Etsy shop selling Hmong folktales that she has modernized and made available in English through illustrated children’s books, plush, and poster art. The idea of keeping the Hmong culture alive and educating others about Hmong people through folklore is what motivates her. What a great way to introduce Hmong folktales to children! Check out Hua’s Etsy shop @doorinthemountain. You can also purchase these folklore books on lulu.com.