I’m lu and i’m a designer.

I was born in NYC and raised in Venezuela by my half-german and half-french family. I now live in LONDON.

I’ve worked at Open Studio, GOOD Magazine, Plaid Studio, Sanderson Studio and PogoDesign. I’ve freelanced for various companies like Piictu, StreetEasy, Pixable, Sephora and others.

I studied Communication Design and Fine Arts at FIT (AAS) and Cooper Union School of Art (BFA).

I'm the co-founder of WERK, the art & design store/gallery/market in the Lower East Side, NYC. I’m also a painter and I'm -currently- one of the 15 pioneers of The TURPS BANANA PAINTING SCHOOL .

I drink coffee w/ cigarettes and i have a monkey. I’m a terrible cook and i speak 4 languages. I love to eat sea urchins and drink whisky with coconut water. I'm a scorpio, but that won't get in our way. Tuesdays and Thursdays are my favorite days. And i'm here to help your ideas take shape.

lu@thelulab.com
@luciaverag
+Lucia Vera

RESUME

EXPERIENCE
·  Designer @ Sanderson Studio. New York. 2011-2013.
·  Designer @ Piictu.com. New York. 2011-2012.
·  Designer @ Plaid Studio. New York. 2011.
·  Co-founder of WERK, art & design gallery/store, New York 2010-2012.
·  Designer @ Open Studio, Scott Stowell. New York. 2008-2009.
·  Designer and animator @ GOOD Magazine, Video Department. New York. 2008.
·  Designer and Creative Director @ Soluciones Kinetic, Caracas. 2007
·  Designer @ Pogodesign. New York. 2004-2008
·  Translator @ Greenmap, Freelance Spanish to English film dialogues. New York 2004

EXHIBITIONS
·  Group Show, “The end”, Vigo Gallery, London, Oct 2013.
·  Group Show, “15 Painters”, Flowers Gallery, London, Jul 2013.
·  Group Show, “Turps Interim Show”, The Mayor's Parlour, London, Apr-May 2013.
·  Group Show, “Brucennial 2012”, New York, Mar 2012.
·  Group Show, “Nostalgia”, Gallery One Art Space, New York, Nov2011.
·  Solo Show, “Amorbo”, Cooper Union, New York, May 2010.
·  Group Show, “Brucennial 2010”, New York, Mar 2010.
·  Solo Show, “Saboreo, Zapateo y la Señoras Caracas”, Goya18 Gallery, Barcelona. Jul-Sept 2009.
·  Group Show, Cuatro en Casa. Art and Design Exhibition. Caracas Jul 2007.

EDUCATION
· Bachelor in Fine Arts. The Cooper Union School of Art, New York 2010
· Communication and Graphic Design AAS. Fashion Institute of Technology, New York 2007
· Primary and secondary school: Colegio Humboldt. Caracas, Venezuela 1991-2004
·  Turps Banana Painting School, 1st generation in the school/residency program ran by TurpsBanana Magazine 2012-2013

COMPUTER SKILLS
· Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark, Indesign, AfterEffects, FinalCutPro, Microsoft Office and basic knowledge of Dreamweaver and Flash. Knowledge of XHTML , CSS and some Javascript.

LANGUAGES
·  Spanish, English and basic French and German

OTHER RELATED STUDIES
· Cooper Union, Continuing Education Course: Drawing the head, New York 2004
· Parsons School of Design, Summer Painting and Drawing Course, New York 2002
· Photography Workshop, Museo del Oeste, Jacobo Borges, Prof. Marisela La Grave, Caracas 1997
· Art Workshop "El Taller", Professor Antoinette Roche, Caracas, 1993-1996
· Flamenco Lessons, Escuela Jorge Navarro, New York 2007-2009
· Stage Designer Assistant, Teatro Trasnocho, Caracas 2002-2004
· Community Cultural Productions, Writing and Acting in theater plays every year, from 1990-2003
· School Theater Productions, Colegio Humboldt, Pandemonium Group: acting and production, Caracas 1999-2002
· Private Piano Lessons, Professor Maria Antonieta Vincenti, Caracas, 1996-1998
· Private “Cuatro” Lessons, Professor Vicente Forjonel, Caracas, 1994-1995
· Flamenco Lessons, Professor Tatiana Reyna, Caracas 1993-1995
· Ballet Lessons, Siudi Quintero School, Caracas 1991-1993