Hello! I am Laura Cerón Melo (she/her/they).
I am a queer designer from Colombia.
Currently, my professional practice sits at the intersection of design, art, and activism.
I feel passionate about social justice, honest and vulnerable relationships, collaboration, spiritual growth as a fundamental aspect of wellbeing, and the power of art as a life-giving act and expression. I’m interested in the power of design to communicate social imperatives, challenge the status quo, and foster individual and collective healing.
My life and practices are rooted in the certainty that in whatever I do I will use my ever-growing skills, knowledge, and awareness of my power and privilege to create understanding; build capacity and resilience in communities, especially the most underserved ones; act and design responsibly and sustainably.
I am committed to the common good, I strive to minimize harm, alleviate suffering, and make life easier and happier.
I moved from my hometown of Bogotá to San Francisco, CA in 2012, and later relocated to Brooklyn, NY in 2018.
I currently attend the School of Visual Arts at the MFA Design for Social Innovation, and work as a freelancer.
I have mostly worked as a graphic/visual designer and communications strategist in the non-profit sector (social services and arts), the publishing industry, and the startup arena.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Design with concentrations in Communications Design and Product Design, and certificates in Print Media, and Marketing.