VI PHAM [they/them]
San Diego based Illustrator and Designer with over 10 years of experience with a portfolio of varied accomplishments and work including: illustrations, graphic design, exhibitions, and published work.
Clients: Y-USA, University of Michigan, San Diego Workforce Partnership, National Institute of Health, Englishunt, Write Brain World, and more.
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I don't have an actual shop at the moment so my work is only available at shows/conventions I attend for now. If you're really interested in anything feel free DM me via Instagram or Twitter. I only take PayPal.
MAURICE 1987 FANZINE
(2019) 28 pages, color - Rundown on why I loved this movie! Part of a series I plan on making of my favorite LGBTQIA+ movies.
"Is There Something Unique About the Transgender Brain?" Scientific American, 2015
"How Common is Intersex?" Intersex Society of North America
"The Gender Spectrum" Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center
National Transgender Discrimination Survey
Who You? Who Me? is an exhibition that focuses on and explores gender identity. The body of work featured within the exhibition approaches this topic from a personal perspective. Brain Food and Wheel of Labels seeks to introduce terminology and history. While, Whoever You Are is a narrative exploration.
The work stemmed from a long-held and desperate need to have friends and family understand my experience, particularly as someone that felt the binary definition of “man” and “woman” as too restrictive. Brain Food is a product of the early “Introduction to Sex & Gender”, text-only version that I’d send to close friends. One of whom was my collaborator, Juston McKee (on Brain Food). Branching from that same text, Who You? Who Me? incorporates my personal experience. Wheel of Labels was more conceptual realm that gave room to play with concepts of gender within context of time and place, stereotypes that are conjured, and how we may feel about the labels that are put on us. At the same time putting my spin on it as an illustrator by allowing it to be educational and approachable.
The show aims to inform in a way that doesn't come across as preachy and distant in order to create a space for dialogue. And so, true to my style, I do so with bright colors, likeable characters, and especially a sense of humor.