Simon Sotelo
Diversity & Inclusion Director

Simon is a designer & illustrator who loves endless grey skies, rainy days, and karaoke. She has almost a decade of experience working in agencies and is currently self-employed, working under the studio name Weird Wonderful. 

Simon is also a passionate community organizer. In 2011, she co-founded the L.A. Zine Fest, an annual event which helps unite Los Angeles’ large community of independent creatives, and provides them with an accessible platform to showcase their work. Since living in Portland she has helped the Portland Zine Symposium work hard to create better representation and intersectionality of BIPOC (Black, Indegenious, and People of Color) and QTPOC (Queer Trans People of Color) in the Pacific Northwest. She is excited and eager to tackle Portland’s inclusivity elephant and provide underrepresented communities with safe spaces, resources, and opportunities for a successful creative career.