Lavinia Branca Snyder is a New York City based writer, photographer and digital artist.
Her professional career began as a designer of illustrated photographic books in the early eighties. She began experimenting with digital images in the early nineties, developing the concept for three series of children’s books that combined her photographs with hand drawn characters. She has written and illustrated 12 children's books under the imprint of Lavinia's World and designed a plush toy collection: The Ooshes.
2005: Creative Child Magazine's Preferred Choice Award in the Character and Book category. Lavinia's cartoon won a place as a finalist in the Mipcom Jr. License Competition at Cannes.2006: Her book was named Book of the year by Creative Child Magazine.
In 2007 Lavinia started focusing on her art and began submitting her work- both photographs and digital assemblages- to competitions and produce pieces for exhibition.