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Illustrator/Designer • Mental health advocate • Asian American woman • Small business owner
“Taking Care of Me Employees Of The Year” with framed photos of “Mom” (‘93-’11), “Caffeine” (‘11-’16), sign saying “sry lol” (‘17-’20). Woman hanging up new frame with photo of “Me” (‘21).
“Taking Care of Me Employees Of The Year” with framed photos of “Mom” (‘93-’11), “Caffeine” (‘11-’16), sign saying “sry lol” (‘17-’20). Woman hanging up new frame with photo of “Me” (‘21).

It’s been one week since you looked at me — just kidding, but try to get that song out of your head now.

It’s been 6 months since I officially left my full-time job at a large tech corporation. While it was a stable, high-paying, respected job that I am very grateful to have had, after over 5 years at it, I found that it was no longer suited for me and it was time to move on. While I have spent the last six months technically unemployed, I have had a very important job to do: take care of…


My attempt at being nonchalant as people browse my booth

While I am an ambivert (leaning heavily on the introvert side post-quarantine), I love showing my work at local craft fairs. I get the most satisfaction out of seeing my work bring others joy, so there is nothing better than just watching people look at and react to my art. For me, it doesn’t even matter if anyone buys something (though when they do, I am very grateful), I just really enjoy spreading my cute cheerful art out into the world and receiving the kindness and appreciation people give back.

Yesterday I had a booth at the twice-annual Hayes Valley…

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