Itzel Islas (she/her) is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based out of San Diego, California. Itzel grew up in Tijuana, México, which inspires a lot of her work. Other things that serve as inspiration for Itzel are her Mexican culture, vibrant color palettes and playful elements of everyday life. Her main medium is the computer, but she also loves sketching and incorporating hand-drawn elements into her designs. As founder & CEO of YAY Itzel, Itzel's mission since 2016 has been to create a positive bi-cultural impact through design and empower folks to pursue their creative career.