Meet Angela Azmitia
Being a visual artist has always been part of my identity, but it took me a while to figure out where I wanted to situate myself within the field. In some ways, I’m still figuring this out, as I’m known to do a little bit of everything. I studied Fine Art at the University of South Florida, and got my Masters two years later at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I got involved in the comic scene when I met some really awesome people tabling at conventions, and from there have been devoting myself to the medium. That being said, my practice has taken the form of large scale drawings, small graphic works, murals, etc.
There have definitely been some bumps along the way. I think what people don’t tell you when you turn your passion into a career is there will always be days when you feel burnt out, and those days are the hardest. It’s important to remind yourself why you feel in love with what you do, and continue to look for joy in the small things. For me, that’s taking time out to draw for myself.
I am a freelance artist/illustrator who specializes in drawing and design. I have a studio practice where I make and sell art in the traditional sense, as well as take on all sorts of large and small creative projects. I am known for my well-rounded, research-based approach to material and subject matter – illustrations, murals, logos, product design, comic and graphic narrative works., etc. I believe what sets me apart is that I make a point to push the boundaries of my creative practice, and enjoy the complexity that brings.
I personally define success as a feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment – if what you’re doing drives you to meet personal goals, I’d say you’re on the right track.