What do you do at Lori Weitzner Design?
As any small studio, we all do a little bit of everything but my main responsibility is developing wallcovering products.
What did you go to school for?
I went to school for graphic design back in Colombia. While doing my degree, I started sewing with my mom. She has sewn for at least 20 years. I got intrigued with sewing but more importantly, with fabrics. Since then, I started to get more involved in textures and in creating interesting things with them. I have dreamed about working in textiles ever since.
How did you get started at Lori Weitzner Design?
I came to New York to do my masters in Fashion Management at FIT. While doing so, I interned at Lori Weitzner Design for a semester. A year passed, but eventually I found my way back into LWD.
Favorite part of your job?
Product development is my favorite part of my job. Not only the process itself but, working with people from different countries and stages of the chain: starting with suppliers up to when the product is sold and installed.
What's one thing(s) you can’t live without?
Coffee and arepas.
What is a goal you have for yourself at the moment?
I want to keep myself inspired and motivated and always be true to myself.
I love reading. It makes my everyday commute lot more enjoyable. I am very passionate about historic novels and “Cathedral of the Sea” by Idelfonso Falcones is my favorite one.
One piece of advice you can offer somebody who wants a job like yours?
Work hard and more importantly, don’t let anyone discourage you! Believe in yourself, do what you love and just keep pushing.