Hero's Heroes + Hispanic Heritage Month!

by Hero Arts September 24, 2020 8 Comments

Today we are combining two important features on our blog - National Hispanic Heritage Month, and Hero's Heroes! In the Hero's Heroes feature we introduce you to the people behind the scenes who work hard to bring you quality products and inspiration. We call them Hero's Heroes because they are how we do what we do!

We're also honoring the heritage of this member of the Hero Arts family. She is a first generation Mexican American whose parents came to California in their mid-teens. Like many first generation children, she grew up being taught to work hard in order to achieve the "American Dream" and make her parents' struggles worthwhile. You can imagine this idea didn't mesh well with her dream of making a living as an artist! Luckily her parents trusted that she would make it work and somehow find her way; which gave her the space to experience her own struggles that she would eventually feel were 100% worthwhile.

Let's get to know Yesenia Gonzalez!

What you do for Hero Arts?
I’m one of the designers that designs and illustrates products for Hero Arts. I’ve been here for about two and a half years and it’s seriously the best feeling to create something that inspires others to create as well; and even better when what’s being created is spreading positivity and kindness.

What are 3 words to describe Hero Arts?
It’s so hard to stick to just three: Family, Teamwork, Kindness

Tell us a little about your family.
I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and live with my husband Josh and our 2 kitties Ebi and Nori (Japanese for Shrimp and Seaweed). And like Robin and Raun who are on the design team, I’m also a twin!


What you enjoy doing in your personal life?
I really enjoy painting and the perfect day for me is taking a sketchbook or iPad to my local coffee shop and having brunch while listening to music and drawing for a few hours. When I’m not creating I love to go hiking as well as breaking out in impromptu dance parties in my living room.

Do you have an office nickname?
A few people at the office call me Yesi!

Best vacation you’ve been to?
I’m not sure if you would call it a vacation but 3 years ago my husband (then fiancé) and I left our jobs and traveled around Southeast Asia/Asia for 4 months. We visited Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. While the whole trip and individual place holds a special place in my heart, Vietnam stood out for such outgoing, kind, and generous locals and ease of travel. Of course the $1.50 bowls of pho and banh mi sandwiches didn’t hurt!

Thank you, Yesenia, for helping us to get to know you better. We are grateful that you are part of the Hero Arts family!





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8 Responses

Art_of_albara
Art_of_albara

September 25, 2020

Hello Yesenia !
It’s so nice to meet you, I think I asked several times to Hero Arts if we could know the people behind all our wonderful products. I’m so happy to discover you ! Hero arts team is the best and I absolutely love the designs. Thank you so much and it’s a pleasure to know more about you. ;)

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

September 25, 2020

Thank you, Hero Arts, for including Hispanic Heritage Month. It means a lot coming from one of my favorite stamp companies. 💜

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

September 24, 2020

Hi, Yesenia! I loved learning a bit about you in this post :) Your pictures are wonderful! I’m such a fan of your beautiful stamps and I’m looking forward to all of your future designs! Thanks so much.

creatingincolors
creatingincolors

September 24, 2020

Pleased to meet you, Yesenia. I’m happy for you, having found your way to living your dream!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

September 24, 2020

Love this! Thanks for sharing fun info with us!!

Anouk
Anouk

September 24, 2020

How fun to know more about Hero’s Heroes! 💜
I am curious, which of the stamps I own, are designed by Yesenia! 🙂

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

September 24, 2020

So delighted to get to know Yesenia and grateful she’s using her talent at Hero Arts! I’m sure I’ve used some of her images on my cards!

Rachel
Rachel

September 24, 2020

Wow so exciting you got travel like that Yesenia! Glad you found your way to Hero Arts, thank you for all you do!