Meet Grace Le, one of our GZAEXPO staff members since day 1! GZEXPO can’t run on its own, it takes a group of talented individuals and we are so grateful for what she brings to the table. Each year Grace goes above the call of duty, spends countless hours making sure our marketing material & pamphlets are top notch and on time. If we say, “take a few days on this”, you better believe she is done before the end of the first day. We asked Grace to share a bit about herself and why she supports GZAEXPO.
Hi friends! My name is Grace Le and I’m a visual artist based in Orange County. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cal State Fullerton with a concentration in Graphic Design and Illustration. I’ve worked for many years as an in-house graphic designer specializing in print materials, marketing, and layout design. After missing the freedom of more artistic endeavors, I’m now exploring new avenues for my art and freelancing on the side. My aesthetic leans towards feminine motifs and simple clean lines. I also have a penchant for anything small, round, and fluffy. I’ve recently been leaning towards digital mediums but have always loved traditional drawing and painting as well as calligraphy and lettering. I genuinely believe that art is about exploration and evolution. If you’re not moving, you’re not growing. Fortunately, I’m surrounded by wonderful artists who push me to better myself and my craft.
How did you get involved with GZAE & why is it important to you?
I met Eva in 2014 when I was selected to participate in the Firefly Tribute Gallery at A Little Known Shop. And I’ve been fortunate enough to have my work at subsequent shows since. Meeting Eva and getting to know her through the years has been an easy and natural progression as she is a WYSIWYG kind of person. What You See Is What You Get, for those not in the know. 😉 I am now lucky to call her a friend. Her passion for her art, her support of artists, and her enthusiasm for all things animation is genuinely joyful to be around. It wasn’t even a question of whether I wanted to be involved when she started Ground Zero Animation Expo. It was already a given that I wanted to participate in any way I can. My strengths lie not in animation, but in design, and I wholeheartedly offered to help with the layout and design for the GZA fliers, social media marketing, signage, and the booklets that the attendees get. I feel privileged to be able to work alongside Eva in putting together an event that I know I would’ve loved to attend as a young artist. She puts her heart and soul into her work, and GZA is no exception. I’m excited to see what the 4th annual show will hold, and I can only imagine it will grow considerably more extraordinary each year.
Thank you Grace Le for always helping GZAEXPO grow & for believing in us each year. We couldn’t do it without you!
Samples of Grace Le’s GZAEXPO design work:
Layout for our brochures & promotional material