MILWAUKEE — Francesca Mason is a Milwaukee Latina artist who is a freelance illustrator and user experience (UX) designer. She also teaches at local universities.
Mason said her Puerto Rican roots inspire her style. She referred to her approach in art as light-hearted and whimsical.
“I think as an artist I really try to bring connection with people, and just try to connect people through everyday regular thoughts and feelings,” said Mason.
Mason said she’s currently working on a project that she hopes someday will be a family heirloom.
“I’m working on illustrations for potentially a family cookbook. I really want to compile all our family’s recipes and have it be a keepsake for everyone. And just have it live on past us,” she said.
She said she hopes to see more Latino representation in business and leadership positions. Mason said she believes these opportunities should be based on merit, not ones that fill a space for diversity’s sake.
“We should be there from the start, so I think just advocating a seat at the table and to be a part of things from the start is what I would love to implement and do and influence,” said Mason.
She said she hopes her art will help bring light to a world that has seen some dark days in recent years and she will keep striving to represent her Puerto Rican heritage through her work and her actions.
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