Originally from the Dominican Republic and now residing in New York City, Lizania Cruz is a participatory designer and artist interested in how migration affects notions of citizenship, identity, and ways of belonging.
Her commercial clients have ranged from nonprofits such as the American Cancer Society and The Center for Urban Pedagogy to established brands and startups, like Anthropologie and Hungryroot.
In 2016 she launched Flowers for Immigration, a photo project that tells the stories of undocumented immigrant bodega workers through their flower arrangements. The project was featured on Splinter, KQED Arts, and Hyperallergic.
Lizania was a 2017 Create Change Artist-in-Residence at The Laundromat Project, where she started developing a physical newsstand that collects and shares black immigrants’ stories.
Her work has been recognized by AIGA, the Type Directors Club, and Communication Arts, among others.