Sara Blake, aka “ZSO”, is an NYC based illustrator, artist, and designer. She graduted from NYU’s Galllatin School of Individualized Study in Graphic Art and Postmodern Studies. Her commercial clients have ranged from Condé Nast to Kobe Bryant to Marc Jacobs, as well as projects for charities. Her work, a combination of hand-drawn illustration and digital enhancements, is a dizzying array of swirling inks and vibrant colors. Based out of the West Village, she is also a freelance art director, currently working for IBM and owner and manager of ZSO-NYC, a small textile company. She currently has two pieces in the ON! exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. Debbie Millman spoke to her in the member’s lounge of the museum.
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