Bianca Ng’s “Who is Your Shero?” is a Reminder of How Amazing Women Are
Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Bianca Ng, is tired of all the negativity that has consumed us since Donald Trump became our president. In no way is she diminishing the concerns regarding Trump as a national leader. In fact, she has become a part of a movement of creatives that are …
Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Bianca Ng, is tired of all the negativity that has consumed us since Donald Trump became our president. In no way is she diminishing the concerns regarding Trump as a national leader. In fact, she has become a part of a movement of creatives that are using their talents to invoke positivity and empowerment rather than resentment. In her recent project, Ng shared stories of gratitude, celebrating the influential women that shaped our lives, subtly counteracting the political tone toward women for Women’s Month, which was in March. She asked 31 people (strangers, friends, and family members) to submit stories answering the simple question, “Who is Your Shero?” Each person gave her a quote by their shero and a tidbit of how their shero influenced their lives. This project was a celebration of strong women and an oral history of what it means to be a woman.
Inspired by creative thinkers like Alan Fletcher, Shantell Martin, and Timothy Goodman, Ng used her illustration and hand lettering skills to visually share real individual’s stories. Born and raised in New Jersey, Ng harbored an enduring fascination with imperfections and the female psyche. At Alfalfa, she worked on projects for IPPF/WHR, Amphibian, L&L Holding Company, and Booz Allen Hamilton and was also featured on the Type Directors Club’s Typography 37. Originally displayed on the social media platform Instagram, “Who is Your Shero?” will be exhibited at 2017 Stamps Alumni Show starting in July. Since her “100 Days of Better Conversations” visual and social experiment, she has collected and interpreted stories that represent the expressive imperfections of humanity. “Who is Your Shero?” is a collection of thirty-four pieces of storytelling through vibrant hand lettering and illustration.
Below are a few highlights from the project:
The exhibition reception will be held at Stamp’s Gallery on Friday, July 21st, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Her project will be on display until August 26th and permanently on her Instagram.