Zipeng Zhu is an art director, designer, illustrator, animator and Young Guns winner living in New York City. We talk about his upbringing in China, where he grew up speaking Cantonese and Mandarin, while learning English in a Chinese boarding school. We discuss his journey to the United States to study at SVA, his first professional experiences at Sagmeister & Walsh, and the challenges of being an immigrant business owner in the United States. And then we end on Justin Bieber's dick, firrealz.
First Generation Burden is a series of conversations with immigrants the children of immigrants. It is a platform to celebrate the unique and diverse immigrant population in this America. Also, it’s just a bunch of fun conversations with good people.
Rich Tu is an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, NY. He is also first generation Filipino-American and who cares about culture and the future.