Although William Zin (Willie) received his BFA in Illustration from Cal State, Long Beach, he works in the Freight Forwarding industry for over 25+ years. In 2007 he suffered a heart attack and went through a double bypass surgery. He felt he has been given a 2nd chance to live and decided to do what he loves most, which is to create art. He found out about the chalk event in 2009 and decided to give it a try. Instantly, Willie was hooked and the rest is history.
- “It has already been 10 years since I started my journey as a pavement chalk artist and it has been an amazing one. The interaction with the onlookers and being able to inspire young adults and children to be creative and not be afraid to express themselves through this art form has been the most rewarding for me. The moment, is the key to ‘Life’. We should do our best to stay positive and enjoy the present moment.” -