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Laura Ceron Melo

BROOKLYN, NY

I am a queer designer from Colombia. 
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Design with concentrations in Communications Design and Product Design, and certificates in Print Media, and Marketing.
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. 

Nowadays, however, I’m transforming into a social designer. 

My professional practice sits at the intersection of design, art, and activism.
I’m interested in the power of design to communicate social imperatives, challenge the status quo, and foster individual and collective healing.
I feel passionate about social justice, honest and vulnerable relationships, collaboration, spiritual growth as a fundamental aspect of human wellbeing, and the power of art as a life-giving act and expression.

I’m going through my transformation journey but I know that in whatever I do next, I will keep using my ever-growing skills, knowledge, and awareness of my power and privilege to create understanding; build capacity and resilience in communities, especially marginalized ones; act and design responsibly and sustainably. I will keep my commitment to the common good, striving to alleviate suffering and making 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.