We had the good fortune of connecting with Liz Torres and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Liz, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I grew up in Puerto Rico for 17 years of my life before moving to Colorado. This was one of the biggest challenges in my life, because we moved with almost nothing and had to start fresh in a new state with new surroundings. I left all I ever knew to start over again in Colorado. I definitely have had a lot of set backs, nothing close to what you could call a smooth experience but that’s life isn’t it? There are so many things we have no control of, and that’s ok! I have learned to adapt, accomplish my goals with what I have, and not be mad about what I don’t have. We can always make do with what we have, no matter what! If you can do a lot with little, imagine how much more you can do when you have everything you need. That is how I grew up, not waiting for life to hand me opportunities on a silver platter. This definitely wasn’t an easy transition, and I still find myself adapting today from that. It was one the hardest things I have had to do. I give major props to people who move from other cultures to the United States.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets me apart is my art isn’t just following trends, but being sincere and intentional about my work. I think people can see the sincerity in art and design. Being true to myself and helping others achieve those visions for themselves is what I do best. My consultations with clients are just the deepest, most valuable conversations I have had about breaking grounds in trends, being different and unique. By diving into their needs to achieve and connect with their audience and accomplishing their goals, I can make sure they have felt we collaborated to do all that we could to get as close to the desired vision. Design and Photography is communication. The way I am able to communicate with my clients sets myself and them up for success in the long term.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If you’re looking for good food, Katsu Ramen is a great place! I like Washington Park to take my dog for doggy playdates and hanging with friends. For some fun night life, Lady Jane and the Hudson Hill are great bars for cocktails and conversations.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Katrina, a project manager I worked with few years ago. She is an amazing designer and team leader. She saw the potential I had and gave me projects to work on, and encouraged me to push myself in various projects. She took the time to understand my strengths and weaknesses and gave me the confidence to grow as a designer. She mentored me and helped me build my design skills, and helped me develop an understanding of how to work with designers and in a team. We still stay in touch and are good friends to this day.

Website: https://www.liztdesign.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lt.fotography/?hl=en

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-torres-68b34a133/

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