Alyssa Laiacona (she/her)
Alyssa grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, surrounded by bright, neon lights. She embarked on a new chapter in Boston for college, where she studied marketing and design. Drawn to Seattle thanks to her love for the movie Sleepless in Seattle, she moved to Seattle in 2017, settling in with her partner and two cats. Her journey has been defined by her passion for creativity and her desire to inspire others. At The Works, Alyssa wears several hats as a graphic designer, teacher, and leader of our marketing initiatives. She brings a unique perspective to her crafting, combining her eye for design with her love of textiles. As a teacher, she takes pride in empowering students to explore their artistic abilities and expand their horizons with embroidery, punch needle, and needle felting. Whether in her graphic design work or classes, Alyssa's ultimate goal is to spark joy and encourage others to embrace their creativity. When she's not teaching or working on marketing campaigns, you can find her immersed in her latest craft project, sipping on a cup of tea, and enjoying the company of her feline friends.