Zoya is a multidisciplinary creative who exists at an intersection of identities. A Chinese-American, designer-illustrator, New York-Jerseyan, she seeks to create work that blurs boundaries between creative mediums and cultural history.
She graduated from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in Visual Art and Anthropology, completing a colloquium on the Anthropology of Color.
Empathy, curiosity, and whimsy play a big role in Zoya’s work, as well as her passion for history, stories, and vibrant color palettes.
She’s worn many hats as a “jack of all visual trades,” and creates work as an art director, brand designer, photographer, and animator. Her creative philosophy can best be described as empathy with a side of playfulness :^)
On her down time, she can be found stressing over houseplants or eating her weight in hot pot.
Art Instagram: @zoya.to
Photography Instagram: @zoybeans