ABOUT VDO STUDIOS
to support organizations and individuals in addressing equity issues.
by using visual communications, primarily graphics and illustrations, VDO Studios enhances the visibility of under-celebrated communities and causes.
to live in a world where all people feel liberated and included in society, regardless of their background or identity. Through our work, we aim to use visual storytelling to promote greater understanding and empathy, and to encourage individuals and organizations to take action towards creating a more just and equitable society for all.
VDO STUDIOS was formed in the early 2000's by creative Vero d. Orozco.
As a person who was born with a disability, I struggled to see myself fully represented in the world around me. I grew up in a family that had recently migrated to the US. The struggles they had were similar to many other immigrant families, especially those making their way from Nicaragua to San Francisco in the early 80’s.
It wasn’t until I was in my 20’s when I saw my first mural with a person with a missing limb—it was one of the first time that I could imagine having a valuable place in society. Art became an important outlet for my discomforts, and over time, my practice evolved into drawing, screen printing and painting.
As an adult, I was interested in how we could better support people who are different from us, whether it be because of their race or socioeconomic status. After seeing so much discrimination against different people reflected from main-stream media, it was important for me to create art that celebrated those who do not fit into society's standards of beauty or normality- ironically, the global majority. That’s when I decided to fully venture into creating illustrations and graphic design.
I want to center under celebrated communities and under acknowledged equity issues that contribute to the overall well-being of historically oppressive communities.
We can only really care for each other when someone sees us, when we see each other.
With a formal art education background; a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Masters from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in combination with over 10 years of working in the non-profit sector, I have a particular lens that contributes to my love of helping people tell their stories through my creativity.