Lauren began at LEAD Marketing Agency as a Graphic Design intern and quickly transitioned into a full-time designer. She has a strong background in illustration and design and is experienced working with multiple media and platforms including print, mobile, digital, and radio. She is originally from Idaho and has worked in design agencies across the country.
Lauren is a graduate from North Idaho College where she was on the Dean’s List & received awards from AAF Spokane for her portfolio while she earned her AAS Degree in Graphic Design.
Where I’m from: Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho
Where I went to school: North Idaho College
What I do: I’m a creative problem solver. I craft unique design solutions that are functional & beautiful as a response to various challenges, often building projects from the ground up.
Project: Fully develop a food packaging solution for a local brand. Packaging design is so creative! I love working with companies that do good for its audience, and seeing my work on local products would be amazing.
Client: An open-minded individual who lets me take full charge of a project that directly supports our community.
Quote: “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” – Lewis Carroll
Pastime: Illustrating in my sketchbook, visiting gardens, traveling, enjoying the outdoors, gaming, and attempting to craft the perfect vegan mac & cheese.
An Insight: Anyone can become an expert in anything, you just have to put in the time, effort, and love.
Someone who has influenced my professional career: Stephanie Schreiber, a Creative Director I’ve worked with.
An out-of-the-box solution: Throw in every idea you can think of into a project, then slowly start taking away pieces until you are left with only the essentials.
Did you know…
When I was ten: I got hit by a car while riding my bike and shattered every bone in my left leg. I went through physical therapy and have some battle scars from the accident, but what upset me the most at the time was that I missed out on Halloween!
I aspire to: Be a good person others can look up to & make a difference as an artist.
I’m a LEADer because…
Skills: I’m a perfectionist. I account for every detail and get involved every day by asking a lot of questions in order to do my best.
Attitude: I take ownership of my work and don’t back down when confronted with a problem.