POSTPONED Emerge Presents: Life Chats – Marisol Ortega

In light of the events this week we are postponing our live event that was scheduled for tomorrow. We want to make space for Black voices to be heard.

We encourage you to support organizations that are working tirelessly for equality and social change, take time to listen to black voices, and spend time educating yourself and reflecting on how you can help.

Here are some resources to aid you as you educate yourself and consider giving money or time to local non-profits:


Join AIGA Seattle Emerge committee member Kaila Elders as she interviews Marisol Ortega about her life and career as an illustrator. You’ll be able to watch live via Instagram @aigaseattle, on June 3rd at 6:00 PM PDT. Ask your own questions or just hang out with us!

We suggest registering for the event here, so that it will be saved on your calendar!

About Marisol

Marisol Ortega (@marisol.ortega) is a first-generation Mexican-American designer, illustrator, and letterer living and working in Seattle, Washington. She is best known for her vibrant flora and fauna illustrations that play with texture, linework, bold color palettes, and organic shapes. She pulls inspiration from childhood memories of visiting her Abuela’s home in Michoacán, Mexico, and the hikes she’s always grateful her well-meaning husband Rob makes her take. She’s also been known to “borrow” color palettes from the afternoon art dates with her seven-year-old daughter and art director, Ellie.

Client List Includes ACLU of WA, Flow Magazine, Publix, Starbucks, Panera, FabFitFun, Sun Basket, Lush, Microsoft, Amazon, Compendium, Papyrus, American Greetings, Figo Fabrics, Structures Brewing, Billson’s Brewery, Oiselle, Unicorn Theatre, Sir Kensington’s and Real Simple Magazine.


How to Send Us Your Questions: Look out for posts on our Instagram stories about questions you'd like to ask. You will also be able to comment questions during the live interview.

How to Watch: On June 3rd at 6:00 PM PDT, open Instagram and tap or click on our profile picture to view the live interview. You can watch live on the Instagram app or on Keep in mind that when you start viewing a live video, the person sharing and anyone else who's viewing may be able to see that you've joined.

Can't Watch? The interview will be saved to our highlights, where you'll be able to watch after the interview time.

When & Where
Wed, Jun 3, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT