Food Styling + Photography with Vina Sananikone

As an art director, designer, and photographer, Vina Sananikone has worked in the DC creative and hospitality scenes for over a decade. Her work has appeared in the social media feeds of restaurants and food publications. In this 2-hour virtual workshop, Vina will share her industry experience and basic food styling/photography tips with a design-focused approach. She will host a live styling session where she demonstrates how to apply those tips. Attendees will learn how to aesthetically style a food photoshoot and incorporate design elements like typography and colors in their food photos.

This event is for people who are interested in food photography, want to learn more about the creative process of a food photoshoot, or try to find a new creative subject for their design practice.

About the Speaker

Vina Sananikone is a VA/DC-based graphic designer, photographer, and food enthusiast. She is the art director for Foreign National, covering graphic design, photography, and the social media identities for Chef Erik Bruner-Yang's Maketto, Spoken English & Brothers And Sisters at the LINE Hotel, and ABC Pony. Through her work with Foreign National, food styling & photography workshops at The Lemon Collective, and over 10 years in the restaurant/creative industry, she has been recognized as one of the best social media presences of a Washington, DC-area restaurant.

Vina is a founding member of re:collective, a DC-based, interdisciplinary group of visual artists and designers who collaborate on experimental projects. She enjoys food, travel, naps, and Oxford commas.


Live closed captioning will be provided for this Zoom event.

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Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

Design Continuum Fund

10% of the proceeds from this and every event goes to the AIGA DC Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship, which fosters the next generation of designers by helping local design-minded, underrepresented students pursue their education.

When & Where
Sat, Jan 29, 2022 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST