Name: May Yang
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Tell us a bit about yourself:
Hello! My name is May Yang. I have a BFA in Graphic Design and Printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Professional Printer’s Certificate from the Tamarind Institute of Lithography. I'm the co-owner of Flash Flood Print Studios, a screen printing and design studio in Kendall Whittier. Outside of my work at Flash Flood, I create mixed media artwork that combines my love of screen printing, typography, color and collage. I've exhibited works both in-state and beyond. I’m pretty okay at pinball, have two pet rabbits (Jasper and Poppy) and am always looking for a new mac and cheese recipe to try.
What is the story behind your poster design and what medium did you do?
The majority of my work uses typography and photographic elements in a collage format. I enjoy taking recognizable images and shapes and distorting them into abstract fields of colors and texture. The photographs I used here are from various women’s marches throughout the years and shapes are all made out of the letters from “VOTE.” This poster design was created digitally. I normally use Photoshop or Illustrator to layout the composition and final colors for all of my artwork, analog and digital alike. I usually design so that all of my work can be screen printed, so it’s very possible that this could be a physical poster in the near future!
Why is important for people to vote on Nov. 3?
There are countless reasons why it’s important to vote, but to put it simply, you have a voice and voting is how you can make your voice heard.