Allen Nop on Choosing Creativity

By: Nana Ogburn May 25, 2023 Feature Story Tags: Aapi, Employees, Workplace

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and this year's theme is "Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity". We sat with Allen Nop, Kontoor’s studio technician, as he reflected on his journey in choosing a creative career.

Allen’s parents immigrated from Cambodia. Turning his creativity into a career didn't seem like viable option to his parents, who were pushing Allen to become a doctor or lawyer. But the more Allen fell in love with photography, the more he was determined to prove to his parents that he could be successful with a creative career.