Working at my home studio during #quarantine has allowed me to develop my style through my illustrations portraying Diversity, Togetherness and Unity, such important values and messages that I narrate with my designs.
This mockup is the recipient I submitted in May 2020 for a Call for Public Art in City Of Burien, not only I live here but moved here 20 years ago. Im proud to say that only 10 of 75 applicants proposal will be permanently Boxes.
My business is more than just a job. Each time I take on a new project, I make sure it aligns with my core set of values so I know I can deliver great results.
#SeattleTogether Covid-19 Poster Campaign
In response to the Artist Community in Seattle during the 1st week of #quarantine, the Seattle Office and Culture, commissioned 10 BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) to create illustrations that reflect #Seattle Together
I was allocated to create images within my neighborhood area, they give me South Park & Georgetown. This illustration reflects one of kind summer event 'Dead baby bike'.
The yard campaign #seattletogether, quickly gain attention, so the City partner with DOT and Public Transit to use some of the artists image, only 6 out 90 images where use to go outside of the Metro buses, mine was among one of them. Dreams come true!!
Calendario Familiar 2020
I was asked to create an illustration based on a 'dicho' or saying Qué fue lo que se interpuso en el camino? What was interposed in your journey?
An answer to that: language barriers, lack of resources, fear, lack of self esteem. In my early 20's I was in a toxic relationship and it took me years to overcome and exit that pattern, as it shown in the illustration.
The project task, to create a family calendar to engage healthy relationships in WA. based on inspirational quotes or affirmations in Spanish created by professional Latina Artists in Seattle. Not only I get to collaborate with local artists but also through our art we spread the message of Self love and care. This calendar was sponsor by WA. State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Seattle has the second largest Somali population in the country and many of the children attending Seattle Public Schools dont have Somali language early education books.
From2016-2019, I facilitated illustration workshops for Somali families to create their own books.
This project was entire led by them in terms of context and needs for their community
A partnership with Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Housing Authority and Somali Task Force. The Somali Day is celebrate every year in Seattle.
From 2017-2019 Students of Cedar Elementary School, Edmonds Arts Commission and Lynwood Parks and Recreation combined efforts to display permanent Public Art made by youth. where 5th and 6th graders created pieces of artwork during an Art Residency. The final pieces are display in vinyl wraps around utility boxes
During a 6 week Arts in Residency, students from 5th and 6th grade explored different mediums to create a number of illustrations.
The result, a collage of students artwork depicting Spring Nature: bugs, flowers, trees, etc.
In 2019, we draw traditional Mexican bottle soda pop, and that became the collage for a third utility box. The illustration later on became a personal inspiration to create my own 'Jarrito' paintings.
Lynwood Mayor and Arts Commissioners at the reception of the permanent utility box located on 196th & Scriber Lk Rd