Laura Pena

Laura Peña

Motion Designer & Animator
Based in NYC
I am available for freelance work
Passionate about design, creative collaboration and building brands
Areas of expertise include: design for motion graphics with strong After Effects skills, editing and building content, interactive design and experiential design.
12 years of professional experience
List of Awards, Talks, and Features

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I am a curious soul, with a deep passion for design and all of its elements: color, shape, light, and making things come to life. With a vast experience in the creative industry, my ultimate goal is to create work that is both smart and beautiful.

From very early in life I knew I was going to be a storyteller, although I did not know exactly what that meant. Instead of playing with toys, I would create “scenes” and imagine the stories and adventures that would take place there. Without me realizing it, those childhood instincts and passion points guided me to where I am today.

I have worked on top brands in the entertainment, health, financial, and technology industries, including Rolling Stone magazine, Playboy, Marvel Comics, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Bayer, American Idol, MasterCard, Samsung, LG, and others. Visit the portfolio section for more.

I love to collaborate and help bring ideas to life. It is important to understand the message my clients are trying to convey, and as a visual person, I can automatically visualize, interpret and build on a communications strategy.

My work has been published in magazines, newspapers, and books in global markets, including Web Designer magazine (UK), Arte y Diseño magazine (Spain). In 2010, I was honored to be selected by the international publication CURVY Design Book as one of the top 100 women designers in the world in 2010. You can see the full list here..

I hold a bachelor’s in fine arts in Design and Technology from Parsons The New School for Design in New York, a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in Communication Design from APEC University in the Dominican Republic, and a certificated program from the Digital Design program of Altos de Chavón Design School, also in the Dominican Republic.

When I’m not working I like to create things with my hands, collect everything and anything (cameras, money, rocks, you name it), photography, write (I’m writing my first book at the moment!), read, watch films, go to the beach, and go camping to wherever there might be a waterfall, large trees and a view.

I would love to hear from you! Let’s get in me