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HQ:NY — Meet Three Recent Alums Based in NYC

Long known as “the city that never sleeps,” New York City can feel chaotic with its cacophony of skyscrapers, subways and noise. But within creative corners of the Big Apple, from a photo studio in Brooklyn to design firms in Manhattan, transplants find their own groove.

Writer: Solvej Schou
Photographer: Juan Posada

Heather Sten

Heather Sten (BFA 13 Photography and Imaging), in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, photographs celebrities and artists for a variety of clients, including The New York Times.

Lacey Waterman

Lacey Waterman (BFA 08 Advertising) is a freelance senior art director and designer at the firm Partners & Spade in Manhattan’s busy NoHo (North of Houston Street) district.

Hines Fischer

Furniture designer Hines Fischer (MS 14 Environmental Design) works for design startup Goodrich in midtown Manhattan, near the Empire State Building and Bryant Park.