Lafiya Watson Ramirez
Multidisciplinary Artist Bad Chick Studios

Lafiya Watson Ramirez is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in AR design and development, web development, and photography. Her strength lies in combining her array of skills to produce unique digital content. Over the years, Lafiya has created custom websites for musicians, artists, and non-profit organizations. Her photographs of musicians have been featured on billboards, publications, and television programs including on BET and PBS NewsHour. 

For eight years, Lafiya worked as the Coordinator of Electronic Media at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. She later returned to freelancing to shift her focus to AR development. She was part of an artist residency program at Snapchat in 2020 and has since become a verified Snap Lens Network developer. In 2021, she received the exciting opportunity to work with Snapchat’s Spectacles, and she developed two games for the glasses. She has also developed AR filters for clients, most notably for The Museum of the City of New York. Most recently, her location-based AR project, ‘Stolen Rainbow”, was chosen to be part of Niantic Lightship’s sample library. Lafiya’s main focus is on creating engaging and interactive storytelling games and experiences.


Nov 11

09:00 AM - 09:55 AM

Grand Ballroom C

The Future of Art and Creation: Interactive Art and Games in AR

Aidan Wolf | Kevaid

Kami Karras | Streem

Estella Tse | Estella Tse, LLC

Leighton McDonald | LATE-FX

Lafiya Watson Ramirez | Bad Chick Studios