Nicole’s Woman warrior

25DB040F-F3CD-47A8-A4EE-0035D71497C3.jpegHi! My name is Nicole, I’m 23 and I’m a Mexican/Canadian graphic designer + artist based in Vancouver! Originally from Mexico City, I moved to Canada when I was 4 years old. I love to dance, make art, spend time with friends and family, eat sushi, and mainly I love to travel! I grew up moving around from place to place and got used to adapting to new environments and new people. This continued into my adult life where the minute I turned 18 it was like a firing of a gun start. Working various jobs in hospitality, I moved across borders and continents with my passports and backpack in hand. I decided to do things that scared me in order to expand my comfort zone. I threw myself out of a plane at 14,000 ft, I ate a scorpion, climbed active volcanos in the middle of the night to see the sunrise, had my foot swell up double the size from an infected cut in Vietnam, flipped over in a motorbike…etc. I spent years on my own getting lost in the world, getting to know myself and in those years I became the woman I am today. Presently, I work in graphic design. From thinking of concepts in the shower to making sketches on the back of a parking ticket to perfecting every anchor point in a graphic – I love the creative capacity, influence, art, expression and communication in this field. My woman warrior I chose is design powerhouse, Jessica Walsh. She is a designer, art director, illustrator and partner at Sagmeister and Walsh, a creative agency based in NYC. She is one of my biggest role models for the woman I aspire to be. From her distinct and bold style, her unapologetic and authentic messages in her work, she is a strong female voice in a male dominated industry. She created ‘Ladies Wine Design’ a platform where female creatives from all over the world (presently 250 cities world wide) support each other, share ideas, resources and inspiration.

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