ARDITH IBAÑEZ NISHII
I am a proud Filipina-American artist and designer. I enjoy raising awareness about my culture and heritage. I believe in actively contributing to and furthering equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and in our communities, particularly in our schools.
I love to draw and often volunteer my illustration skills.
Filipino-American T-shirt Collection + Blog
According to the 2010 U.S. census, Filipinos made up 20% of the Asian-American population — the second largest Asian ethnic group after Chinese-Americans — yet the Filipino voice has been largely unheard in mainstream American culture. My sister, Arlene, and I started Barkada(ko), meaning "my posse or group of friends" in 2003 to express our Filipina pride.
I love to draw and have a small sketchbook in each bag and backpack I own so I have a journal with me while I'm on the go. You can find examples scattered throughout the Barakda(ko) blog or you can download my illustration portfolio (6.8MB).
DISCLAIMER: I have not updated this pdf since 2012. There are images that glorify Filipino boxing champion, Manny Pacquiao. Please note that I am morally against his homophobic statements that he made publicly in 2016. I will remove the images in the next version of the pdf. Thank you for your patience.