Category Archives: LAF Superstars

Meet William, the LAF Designer

Brooklyn native, William J. Luperena, is a student, designer, illustrator, writer, and teacher with the aim to influence his communities by constantly learning and sharing his acquired knowledge. He is currently enrolled in New York City College of Technology’s Bachelor’s Degree program for communication design with a focus in advertising. He is also interning as a graphic designer for Faculty Commons and Visual Conductor. His work is influenced by fashion, hip hop, and urban culture. As a designer, William considers himself a translator, as it his duty to communicate ideas to an audience. (Click on the images below to see the full graphic!)

Meet Loubna, the LAF Designer

Today we’d like to introduce you to Loubna Aly, the talented student designer whose work includes the contest flyers, LAF posters, t-shirts and the event programs.


“Born and raised in Brooklyn, I’m currently studying Graphic Design at New York City College of Technology. Being in City Tech for a long time, I became affiliated with many resources and organizations on Campus. I started working with the First year Program in 2013, became an official member of The National Society of Leadership and Success in 2014, Interned as a Graphic Designer in Faculty Commons and joined Student Government Association as Senator in 2015, and currently running for Student Government’s Social Director in 2016. I simply just find a passion in helping others and getting involved as well as visually communicating with people through my designs.”

LAF Team Meeting: Thursday, March 3rd at 2:30pm in Namm 503

We’re having another LAF meeting! If you’ve been attending our meetings, we hope to see you Thursday. If you haven’t been able to make a meeting yet, now’s your chance!
Thursday, March 3
2:30 p.m. in Namm 503.


Please come to discuss the film and finalize other details.

In the meantime, we have event posters for hanging. Come to our offices to pick them up!


Rob Ostrom’s office is in Namm 526 (
Jennifer Sears’ office is in Namm 503 (


See you on Thursday!
Jennifer and Rob

Meet Sandy, the LAF Stage Manager

The Literary Arts Festival is possible thanks to the efforts of many people from different departments. This week, we are featuring our esteemed student stage manager, Sandy Thevenin, from Entertainment Technology!



“Both within and outside of my academic field, I have found myself being the most fulfilled when managing an event. Stage managing The Literary Arts Festival and being able to take part in a event which highlights the works of students, staff and faculty as well as accomplished writers outside of the City Tech community brings on a feeling of both pride and excitement. I am looking forward to the event and excited to see the performances City Tech has to offer.”