A little more about Sara

Sara Blake, AKA ZSO, is an NYC-based illustrator, designer, and fine artist. She is a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in Graphic Art and Postmodern Studies, but has worked in design and art direction since graduation. Based in the West Village, Sara now works as a freelance illustrator and exhibiting artist, as well as a freelance art director, who currently works for IBM. In addition, she owns and manages a small textile company called ZSO-NYC.

Sara's Presentation

The Love of Making

It's pretty simple really—we are who were were as children. Regardless of your discipline, your tools, your age, or your experience, I think the root of all our creative passions and fortitude comes down to very simple things: love and passion, and listening to our inner 3rd grader. I'll be taking everyone through some of my silly drawings and explaining how my childhood, poor eyesight, and simple love of making stuff translated into picture making, as well as showing lots of behind the scenes for my process of meshing digital tools with the hand-made.

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