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Hi, I’m Lauren and I’m a Graphic Designer living and working in New York City. I’m a graduate of the Communication Design program at Washington University in St. Louis. Currently, I’m working as Visual Designer on Google’s Material Design team. Previously, I’ve worked for Michael Bierut and Natasha Jen at Pentagram, Moment and MTWTF in New York City and participated in the IDEO CoLab Makeathon in Fall 2019. I’m currently looking for new opportunities and am open to any design opportunities, collaborations and freelance work so please feel free to reach out at! In the meantime, find me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Medium, and Spotify. Resume available upon request. 

Generating patterns via a user interface created using Python in Drawbot. The pattern can be customized according to a variety of parameters including stroke weight, color, padding and more. Completed under the guidance of Ben Kiel in his course, Programming Design, at Washington University in St. Louis.

A revival typeface based on Scotch Roman letterforms found in a 1919 print of the Italian novel, Contro Une e Contro Tutti. Completed in Spring 2019 under the guidance of Alessio D’Ellena at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. Further documentation coming soon. View specimen (→)

Each week during my fall semester I researched various media to create a centralized repository of references, including articles, designers and design studios, books I’ve read and various areas of interest that I wanted to explore further. By taking time to find references each week, I encouraged myself to maintain a consistent practice of research and exploration during my studies. Visit the live site (→)

Using shapes derived from existing typography, such as serifs, terminals, bowls, I challenged both myself and my peers to create letterforms from the collection of shapes. Completed in Spring 2019 under the guidance of Alessio D’Ellena at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy.

Creating vector duotones using Python and Drawbot. The code translates the image pixels into flat geometric shapes and the parameters of the function can be varied to customize the duotone effect, such as the size of the pixels, the density of the pixels and more. Created with the help of Ben Kiel in his course, Programming Design, at Washington University in St. Louis. View the code here and feel free to try it out yourself.

Oswald Display is an interactive CSS typeface animated using Javascript, JQuery and Anime.js. Visit the live site to hover, click and scroll to see the letters transform. Completed in Fall 2019 under the guidance of Jonathan Hanahan. Visit the live site (→)

This book, entitled Let the Object Speak, seeks to highlight the career of Dutch graphic designer, Karel Martens, his work and impact on design in the Netherlands. The text, originally published in Eye Magazine in 1993, was written by Robin Kinross. The printed book measures 8 x 10.5 inches and was completed in Spring 2018 under the guidance of Audra Hubbell.

An interactive guide to the Abstract Expressionist art movement of the 1950s in New York City that rocked the international art scene. Completed under the guidance of Jonathan Hanahan in Spring 2020. Visit the live site (→)

Fictional posters for events and exhibitions at the Museo del Novecento in Florence, Italy. Museo del Novecento is Florence’s only contemporary art museum. Completed under the guidance of Silvia Aggozzino at the Santa Reparata International School of Art.

Experimenting with modes of interaction on the web, including hovering, clicking and holding down the mouse. Coded using Javascript and Anime.js. Completed under the guidance of Jonathan Hanahan in Fall 2019. Visit the live site (→)

Armour Magazine is Washington University’s student-run style and culture magazine. Natalia Oledkza and I served as Design Directors of the magazine for the last two years. This issue, No. 23, sought to move away from style and highlight members of the community. Pictured are some spreads Issue No. 23, which was designed in Fall 2019.

Giving back to the blind and low-vision community in New York City. After spending the summer getting to know over 40 blind and low-vision individuals during our research project, my team and I at Moment Design wanted to give back to the people who had been so kind and helpful to us throughout the course of our project.

Various coding experiments completed in the past year that explore different modes of interaction on a web browser, such as scrolling and resizing the browser window. Visit the sites here: scroll, resize.

An events calendar for the Fall 2018 events at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. As a double sided poster, the calendar serves as both a source of information and an eye-catching advertisement for the school’s events. The printed poster measures 35 x 50 inches.