SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS
I’m Laney and I’m a fourth-year design student at SVA in New York. I started doing art when I was young and focused mainly on fine art and illustration – but now I have a strong focus in graphic and interaction design. While living in New York and studying at SVA, I developed an interest in design that is not only visual or conceptual but also experiential and hopefully innovative. After my third year in school, I worked for R/GA as a design apprentice at their Los Angeles office. There, I worked on client projects like Nike and SanDisk and was able to see the agency process first hand. After my apprenticeship, I began my senior year where I am currently working on two portfolios. One in graphic design that explores the idea of Sustainability and one in interaction design that focuses on digital product.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born and raised in Dallas TX and I currently live in New York.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl, definitely.
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Elle Woods from Legally Blonde. I love how she’s perceived a certain way and totally surprises everyone.
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram, for sure
I love Serial, How I Built This, Getting Curious
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Woman Destroyed by Simone de Beauvior
Anything for climate conservation and activism
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Exercising or getting out into nature
DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
No, I wish I did!
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Something in the science field although I would still need a creative outlet
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Everything happens for a reason.”