Hi! My name is Giao (it’s pronounced “Zow”), and I am an illustrator and graphic designer. I live in the suburbs of New York City in Northern New Jersey with my husband, two daughters, and our smoky-eyed hound, Maggie.
I am a big fan of creating pictures. When I can just sit and draw is when I am the happiest. I would be honored to share with you that happiness in the illustrations I create.
One of my favorite childhood memories, which dates back to when I was a mere 4-year-old, is of my father sitting with me at my Mickey Mouse Activity Desk, the two of us sketching and painting two side-by-side trees on the same piece of manila paper. It was a moment of parent-child bond and pure play. It was a moment that emboldened in me the love of creating and imparting images from my brain onto a tangible surface for anyone to see.
As a graduate of The University of Notre Dame's College of Arts & Letters and the Illinois Institute of Arts Certificate Program in Graphic Design, I like to think I'm bringing a well-rounded individual to every project.
I'm looking forward to sharing with you the gifts of artistic skill given me by my father and appreciation for pretty things given me by my mother!
Thank you for visiting!