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DESIGN FUTURES // Designing the Invitation: Equity + Inclusion in Design // Simon Sotelo

Apr 18 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

PNCA Room 413

Graduate Community Events

511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

Join the MFA in Collaborative Design and MA in Design Systems for a DESIGN FUTURES talk with designer Simon Sotelo! Simon’s talk will be about “Designing the Invitation: Inclusion and Equity in Design.

Simon is a designer & illustrator who loves endless grey skies, rainy days, and karaoke. She holds a degree in illustration from Otis College of Art & Design and regularly contributes editorial illustrations to a variety of magazines around the country. During the week Simon is having fun being a storyteller, designer, and illustrator at The Fiction Tribe in NE Portland.

In addition to being a visual storyteller, Simon is a passionate community organizer. In 2011, she co-founded the L.A. Zine Fest, an annual event which helps unite Los Angeles’ large community of independent creatives, and provides them with an accessible platform to showcase their work. Since living in Portland she has helped the Portland Zine Symposium work to create better representation and intersectionality of POC (People of Color) and QTPOC (Queer Trans People of Color) in the Pacific Northwest. She is excited and eager to tackle Portland’s inclusivity elephant and provide marginalized communities with safe spaces, resources, and opportunities for a successful creative career.