A Chicago-based art director, illustrator & hand-lettering artist, Elisha-Rio P. Apilado is equipped with 7+ years of experience in advertising (digital, television and print), social media content marketing and event production. When she's not in dance class or taking a break from studying to become an art therapist, Elisha keeps herself connected to her love of lettering by curating content for This Type Love and scripting personal messages for customers with PunkPost cards. Her weekends are filled with teaching art classes at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter, participating in an art therapy pen pal project with an artist at Esperanza Community Services, graphic recording at networking events and traveling to complete her personal art bucket list: see each city's art museum at least once.
My parents named my siblings and I with two first names, connected with a hyphen. Throughout our school careers, they've always made sure that the hyphen was included on our report cards and diplomas. With all the support they've given me in my professional art career, it's the least I could do to continue their hyphenated efforts post-school days.