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¡Hola! I am Laura Cerón Melo (she/they).
 
I am a queer designer from Colombia. 
My professional practice sits at the intersection of design, art, and activism + advocacy.
I leverage my expertise in graphic & visual design, and communications strategy to support my growth as a social designer. 
I feel passionate about social justice, honest and vulnerable relationships, collaboration, and spiritual growth
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I’m interested in the capacity of design to understand, reimagine and create new systems, and its power to communicate social imperatives, challenge the status quo, and foster individual and collective healing. I believe art is a life-giving act and expression. 

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 and organizations; act and design responsibly and sustainably.
I am committed to the common good, aiming 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 have worked in-house and independently 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; certificates in Print Media, and Marketing; and an MFA in Design for Social Innovation from the School of Visual Arts (NY).