Simon Sotelo
Diversity & Inclusion Director

Simon is a designer & illustrator who loves endless grey skies, rainy days, and karaoke. She holds a degree in illustration from Otis College of Art & Design and regularly contributes editorial illustrations to a variety of magazines around the country. During the week Simon is having fun being a storyteller and digital designer at The Fiction Tribe.

In addition to being a visual storyteller, Simon is 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 POC (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 marginalized communities with safe spaces, resources, and opportunities for a successful creative career.