is an anthropologist turned creative director living in New York City

Lana has spent a decade in the creative services industry making big ideas more human for companies like Radical Media, IDEO and VICE Media.

At VICE, she led commercial creative development for the “Knowledge” category of digital channels, including Motherboard, VICE Impact, and Tonic.

︎ Concepted and created more than 50 videos
︎ Launched three digital channels
︎ Meditated with two Shugendo monks 

Most recently, Lana spent a year at Foursquare overseeing creative partnerships, innovation, and data-driven storytelling as the company’s first creative director.

︎ Built an in-house creative studio called Sixteen
︎ Trolled IHOP

︎ Created new location-aware ad formats

Lana graduated summa cum laude from University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and minors in Science, Technology and Society and Theater Arts. She holds an MA in Design Interactions  from the Royal College of Art in London.

Her personal fascination, and the subject of her master’s thesis, is the relationship between memory and imagination. Her early work can be found here.


Launched Women Who Changed Science, an AI-assisted web experience for Microsoft and Nobel Media

Influenced the senate vote to restore net neutrality with dynamic, location-based media that allowed people to call or text their senators directly from the ads

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

Featured in Communication Arts

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