Getting To Know: Rhys Kearns – Norse Projects

As we are all encouraged to stay working at home during these difficult times, we connected with friends from some of our favourite brands here at Hip to get an insight into their worlds. This week, we caught up with Rhys Kearns, Creative Producer at Norse Projects to check in on his current situation at his home in Copenhagen.

Hi Rhys, please introduce yourself and your role at Norse Projects?

Hi. My name is Rhys, and I’m a creative producer at Norse Projects. In a nutshell My main role is that of graphic designer and content producer for our Journal as well as various seasonal campaigns. 

Where are you currently in the world?

Copenhagen, Denmark.

What’s your guilty pleasure working from home song?

I have lots—I made a massive 33hr quarantine playlist to play on shuffle as I work. I’ll go with any Lil Wayne track off of Tha Carter 1.

Go to comfy WFH piece from Norse?

I’ve been getting a lot of use out of the Anton Oxford in Pale Blue. I put it on over a t-shirt and feel like I’ve made an effort even though I haven’t left the house. 

Sofa, desk or garden office?


Current media diet?

I’ve always liked to read on my down time, so that hasn’t changed much. Currently finishing up Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver. Also have been playing some Counter Strike with the guys which has been more fun that I thought. 

Which objects at home are keeping you sane?

Music, books and my iPhone. The House Party app is a pretty great way for me to keep in touch with friends and family back in my hometown of Vancouver. 

What things in life have you come to appreciate more during these times?

Normal people who have been hit hard by COVID-19 have been on my mind a lot. I’ve been purchasing music on bandcamp, and supporting artist I like on patreon—just trying to support any way I can. 

If the world went back to normal tomorrow what is the first thing you’d do?

Depends on the day but I’m looking forward to having an after-work Friday beer at Din Nye Ven with my colleagues.

There’s usually a silver lining with all tricky situations, what’s yours?

There’s probably going to be no other moment in our lives where we have so much time to reflect and be productive. I’m grateful to be able to slow down, be thoughtful and learn something new. 

Stay up to to date with Rhys here, view our latest SS20 arrivals from Norse Projects here and keep an eye out for more in this series over the next few weeks.