is an anthropologist turned creative director living in New York City

For the last 2.5 years, Lana worked in commercial creative development at VICE Media, collaborating with brands to produce culturally relevant and compelling stories for Broadly, Tonic, Motherboard, and VICE Impact. During that time, she created more than 50 videos ︎, launched three digital channels ︎, meditated with two Shugendo monks ︎, and was responsible for one trademark.

Lana completed her master’s degree in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art in 2014 and received a BA in Cultural Anthropology from University of Pennsylvania in 2010. Some of her early graphics projects include Simplifood and The Wedding Grid.

She has held fellowships and residencies with Laboratorio Para La Ciudad (2015), Undercurrent (2015), and the IMC Lab + Gallery (2015) and is an alum of IDEO (2013) and RadicalMedia (2010-2012), where she worked on the Ocean Health Index, Gagosian App, Sting 25, and NASA Mission Juno.


Exhibited Night Botany, a poster show and fundraiser, at the SOMMWHERE gallery in NYC

Featured in the “New Voices in Design” series of Debbie Millman’s Design Matters podcast

Co-led “Elastic Narratives” workshop as part of Parsons’ VergeNYC conferencce

Presented “Data as Artifacts in Design Interventions” at the Design Anthropological Futures Conference in Copenhagen

Visiting critic in speculative design for SVA's Products of Design MA

Designer-in-residence at Laboratorio para la Ciudad in Mexico City