As creative director and projection designer at Ava Animation, Lopez is skilled in her craft, and yet, she receives pushback from the male-oriented industry. “When we send work to festivals under my husband’s name, we always get approved,” she says. “But when we submit under my name, they ask me to prove my skills and show a portfolio, or they might say it is too colorful or flowery. It’s so strange because it is the same thing, right? I think sometimes they find it hard to believe you actually know what you know and what to do. It is something that is there against women in the industry.”
Thinking Differently with Emma Lopez, Creative Director, Ava Animation and Visual Arts Inc.
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