Hey, hey!
         Bios are my least favorite thing to write and I imagine we all write different versions of the same thing anyway. So, until we can meet in person or have a chat over Zoom, here are the highlights:

WORK STUFF:

  1. I am a graphic designer, art director and photographer based in Brooklyn, NY.
  2. I graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2018.
  3. I’ve worked alongside strategy, copy and digital teams to create well rounded brands and experiences, as well as partnering with external vendors to produce final assets.
  4. I am passionate about pushing for equity and diversity in the work space and working with young designers to help them find their footing in the industry.
  5. Next in my career I hope to explore more projects as an art director, as well as pushing my design work into print, packaging and editorial spaces.


ME STUFF:

  1. Big science fiction and fantasy nerd.
  2. I read. A lot.
  3. Concerts, musicals, movies, plays or street performers, you name it, I’m there. Love a live show.
  4. Getting away from the screen and making things by hand is one of my favorite things to do. On my own time I collage, work with ceramics, screen print, and experiment with alternative photo processes. Getting into stained glass is next on my list of to-do’s.
  5. I have a 16 year old dachshund named Izzy who can be heard tapping her way around my apartment in every Zoom call.
  6. I love, love, love Brutalist and Gothic architecture. Surrealism, Dada and Art Nouveau have my heart as well.
  7. ELO, ABBAJohnny Flynn and My Chemical Romance get me through everything.


You can reach me at vadalortiz@gmail.com

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Creating from Bed-Stuy, NY