Hi! 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.
Published by projectwomenwarriors
Canadian based web series, blog, and community. We are a community of #WomenWarriors highlighting resiliency and strength of women and girls. View all posts by projectwomenwarriors