2019 TEF Speakers

Yen Azzaro

Yen Azzaro has been illustrating and graphic recording for clients such as Ford Motor Co., Harman, and The Kresge Foundation for the last eight years. When she’s not holding a drawing utensil, she’s producing experiential art in the community. Along with her husband Nick, she is the Co-creator of the social art movement Y-Fi (www.ypsifidelity.com) and recipient of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation In Our Neighborhood grant. This two-year $50,000 award makes it possible for underserved high school students to create performance “interruptions” in public spaces such as museums, parking lots, and libraries.

This summer, Yen was named a Fellow in the Leaders of Color Fellowship by NEW: Solutions for Nonprofits and aims to delve deeper into illustrating social inequities in her county. Yen is an alumnus of the The University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design.