Sol Salinas is a non-binary Latinx artist from San Antonio, Texas. They are a graduating senior in the Illustration program, with an interest in children’s media and surface design. At a young age, they fell in love with history, and a passion for consuming antiquity led them to become the illustrator and storyteller they are now. Sol credits all their work to their youth living as a queer individual growing up in the south of America, with a mission to represent marginalized bodies in both modern and historical settings in an empowered and positive light.
When Sol was brought on as the Manifest Creative Director for 2021 they knew that they did not want to lose that hope and mission. With an emphasis on the metaphysical tethers between people and the planet, their designs showcase the celebratory nature of Manifest, their inspiration being the brilliant and verdant energy the creatives here at Columbia College Chicago bring to the campus.
“From every designer piecing together prototypes to every dancer stretching out before class to the cinematographers capturing the world around us, Columbia is made for the creative mind. How we express ourselves is unlike any school out there because we as a community are uniquely Columbia.”