I’m a multi-disciplinary artist, director, and strategist with a colorful background in assisting women-identified creators in manifesting their work. I’m dedicated to supporting radical queer/women-led projects that leads culture into a more conscious future.
The creative mediums I work with are always fluid and expanding. I love to learn and experiment with new mediums and methods of communication. It currently spans across analog media (illustration, painting, sculpture), digital media (photo/video, music, etc), food, and writing. In addition to my professional background, I am also an intuitive reiki healer with a healing practice derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine.
LOLITA BANDITA is a creative studio rooted in a holistic approach to manifesting creative projects. I coined the name in 2008 for my first Tumblr account and have seen it evolve and transform over 11 years into the international network today. We are proud to collaborate with incredible people and brands from all over the world including the US, Australia, Amsterdam, Korea, and more.
OUR HOLISTIC APPROACH
In a culture that prioritizes productivity, I believe in prioritizing health and wellness because I care about building collective futures that support and sustain one another.
As a former 9-5’er I can relate to how work-related stress and office energy can negatively affect the physical body, mind, and spirit. People aren’t designed to work like batteries until they burn out. I strive to achieve a balance of all three by offering reiki and intuitive acupressure alongside creative services.
Summon me at CONTACT@LOLITABANDITA.CO
I also have a fun newsletter about magic + healing called Alchemy Lessons.
COCO LAYNE IS A FORCE.
THROUGH HER WORK WITH CHROMAT'S SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY, SHE PINPOINTED THE SOUL OF OUR BRAND AND AMPLIFIED OUR MISSION OF EMPOWERMENT AND EDUCATION THROUGH AN IMPORTANT SERIES THAT CONTINUES TODAY- OUR #CHROMATBABE FEATURES. SHE ALSO LAID IMPORTANT STRUCTURE AND GROUNDWORK IN OUR DAILY MESSAGING, OUTREACH AND EVENT PLANNING STRATEGY. COCO IS A PRO AT CONNECTING EACH PROJECT WITH THE RIGHT COLLABORATORS. SHE HAS ART DIRECTED MANY PROJECTS WITH CHROMAT, EACH ONE ACHIEVING THE PERFECT BALANCE OF CREATIVITY AND COMMERCE.
-BECCA MCCHAREN-TRAN, CEO of CHROMAT
COCO HAS BEEN A REAL ASSET IN HELPING OUR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TEAMS THINK THROUGH PRODUCT LAUNCH STRATEGY AND MARKETING CONCEPTS. SHE'S PROVIDED TOP-NOTCH COPYWRITING ASSETS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH DECKS THAT HAVE BEEN IN LINE WITH OUR BRAND GUIDELINES AND VISIONS. COCO IS A VERY WELL ROUNDED CREATIVE THAT HAS ASSISTED OUR TEAMS CROSS-FUNCTIONALLY. SHES'S A QUICK LEARNER AND HAS AN INNATE KNACK FOR BRAND DEVELOPMENT AND CREATIVE IDEATION.
-NANCY TWINE, CEO + FOUNDER OF BRIOGEO HAIRCARE
PRESS + FEATURES
Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle | A Queen Within Adorned Archetypes - “Chromat Babeguard Video” Directed by Grace Naw and Coco Layne (5/11/19-9/2/19)
OUT Magazine - March Issue (Print/Digital)
GLAAD Rising Stars Grant Runner Up 2018
Coco Layne, Warpaint 2013. Psychology In Your Life 2nd Edition by Sarah Grison and Michael Gazzaniga. WW. Norton. 2015 [ISBN: 978-0393600674]
Coco Layne, Warpaint 2013. GENDER: IDEAS, INTERACTIONS, INSTITUTIONS by Myra Marx Ferree and Lisa Wade. WW. Norton. 2014 [ISBN: 978-0-393-93107-5]
Coco Layne, Warpaint 2013. Human Sexuality: A Contemporary Introduction by Caroline Pukall. Oxford University Press. 2013 [ISBN: 978-0195441352]