Laura Rossi García

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Iam a designer, historian, and educator based in Chicago, IL. My practice intersects culture, theory, anrthopology, and feminism, with a focus on typography.


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Laura Rossi García (she/her/hers) is a Puerto Rican designer, historian, and educator whose practice intersects culture, theory, anthropology, and feminism. Her research examines the practice and pedagogy of design and typography, focusing on uncovering those histories that have not made it into our official canon (be that due to race, gender, or colonialism). Her recent work has been presented nationally and internationally at Design History Society, Design Incubation, BIPOC Design History Series, and DesignHer; her work has been recognized by the STA and AIGA.

From 2011-2016, Laura worked in curatorial capacities in museums, galleries, and with individual artists coordinating exhibitions with local, national, and international institutions. She opened her design studio in 2017, creating works focusing on typography and print design for clients such as AIGA DEC, Verso Books, Texas University Press, and Rutgers University Press.

Laura received her BFA in Art History & Studio Art from Goucher College (Baltimore, MD) and her MFA in Graphic Design from Vermont College of Fine Arts (Montpelier, VT). Currently, she is a Professional Lecturer in the School of Design and Chair of the School of Design Talks series at the DePaul University College of Computing & Digital Media (Chicago, IL).

About Downstairs
Downstairs is the multidisciplinary practice of Laura Rossi García specializing in publications, art direction, editorial design, and custom typography for clients spanning culture and commerce. Reach out via email if you are interested in collaborating!