Hello! I am Laura Cerón Melo (she/her).
I am a queer designer from Colombia.
My professional practice sits at the intersection of design, art, and activism.
I feel passionate about social justice, honest and vulnerable relationships, collaboration, and spiritual growth. I believe art is 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.
In my life and professional practices I strive to use my ever-growing skills, knowledge, and awareness of my power and privilege to create understanding; build capacity and resilience in communities; act and design responsibly and sustainably.
I am committed to the common good, I aim 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.