Creative Support for Sonia
It’s no small wonder that we often find those that we have inspired in turn inspire us. That was the case this week when local illustrator and proprietor of Bigbot https://big-bot.com, Chad Maupin, presented City Council candidate, Sonia Gutierrez, with his poster design.
Inspired by her run for the vacated Ward 1 seat, Chad reached out to Sonia to see if his skills could be used to help.
“Of course I said yes! I offered to pay him for his services, but he said it was his way of contributing to the campaign.”
The two first met when she hired him to work at the New Design School in 2010, and they have collaborated since. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Chad’s work. He’s incredibly talented.” Maupin is also covering the printing costs of the posters which will be available soon at https://voteforsonia.com
A prolific illustrator and teacher, Maupin has always seen his work as a way to help others. “Chad and I are on the same page when it comes to passing along knowledge to the next generation of creatives,” says Sonia.
He also sees the importance of diversity in art, education, and politics. “Working with her helped me see firsthand how intelligent, pragmatic, professional, and enthusiastic she is.”
”Hopefully , the poster shows these qualities I see in her, and helps to magnify her and promote the campaign.”
Chad Maupin put his unique skill to use helping his friend, and Ward 1’s next Councilwoman, Sonia Gutierrez!
You can help too.