Val Margolin & Cristina Chavez

Val Margolin and Cristina Chavez are Design Girl Magic — a creative team with over 20 years of collective experience as professional graphic artists. They both hold BFA degrees in Graphic Design from RISD and Cal State San Bernardino, respectively. Val is originally from Detroit and has lived in the San Francisco area for almost 20 years. Cristina was born in Chicago and raised in Southern California. She became a new transplant to the Bay Area in 2020. Design Girl Magic are strong, complex women of color who live and breathe art. Their mission is to take part in meaningful projects that promote community engagement and social awareness, insight change, encourage interaction and involvement, and inspire creativity. They have done work with the Paint the Void project and San Francisco Creative Corp. And they participated in the inaugural Let’s Glow SF event — an annual projection mapping project sponsored by the Downtown SF Partnership.

Hearts in San Francisco Project

The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004 with 131 heart sculptures, created by local Bay Area artists and auctioned by the Foundation in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

The Foundation raised nearly 3 million dollars for ZSFG in that first year. Today, we carry on this tradition by commissioning and auctioning a new set of hearts each year. The funds raised support those delivering on the promise of accessible and equitable health care for all in our city.

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See all of the 2023 Hearts

See all of the 2023 Anniversary Hearts