AIGA Unidos, a multi-chapter collaboration, creates a space to empower and celebrate the lives, work, stories, and needs of creatives with a Latinx and Hispanic cultural heritage. Our first event series, Hispanic Heritage Talks, will feature virtual talks with Latinx and Hispanic creatives of various backgrounds and disciplines, taking place all throughout Hispanic Heritage Month!
AIGA Orlando is pleased to participate in AIGA Unidos by bringing children's book illustrator, Gladys Jose, on Monday, October 12th, at 7:30PM EST, who will speak about navigating family expectations and her experience in taking a leap of faith when choosing a career in a highly-competitive industry.
“Gladys Jose is an illustrator and storyteller. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012, where she earned a Bachelors in Fine Arts degree, specializing in graphic design. Gladys is the illustrator of FRESH PRINCESS (HarperCollins, 2019), THE ELEPHANTS HIDE AND SEEK HANDBOOK (Sourcebooks 2020) as well as a chapter book series for EPIC! Books. She has also worked with Scholastic Book Fairs, Tangerine Press (a Scholastic imprint), SunDance Graphics and many others.
Gladys lives in the sunny state of Florida, with her husband and daughter. They spend most of their days trying to recall if they had carpet or tile underneath the mountains of toys and books. Time will tell… unless it gets worse. It doesn’t get worse… does it?”
Join us for an evening full of storytelling with Gladys Jose and AIGA Unidos! For more information about all the events taking place during AIGA Unidos’ Hispanic Heritage Talks 2020, visit AIGAUnidos.com