Hi, I’m Lauren.
If you haven’t Herda me, I’m a designer , artist , and developer based in Baltimore . I specialize in icons and the WWW . I love seeing the big picture , but I’m also devilish about the details.
Lunar Solis Corp.BronyCon
In 2013, BronyCon made the move to Baltimore and instantly became a fixture of the city’s summertime convention scene. “Bronies” were a part of the zeitgeist, and although I hadn’t given ponies much thought since the 90s—how could I resist?
PersonalMeetMAT 2017 Contest
The MeetMAT 2017 painting contest presented a fun opportunity to customize a vinyl toy (albeit a virtual one) while exercising some of my skills in Allegorithmic’s Substance Painter tool.
Figure 53F53 Apps & Figure53.com
With the launch of a new version of the company’s flagship product came a whole suite of design challenges: mobile & desktop app UX, a brand refresh, icon design, and a complete website & documentation redesign done from the ground up with Node.js.
Isosceles TypePinnacle Typeface
Having worked on a number of NASA & space-related projects, I often found myself disappointed by shortcomings in “futuristic” typefaces, feeling they often failed to capture the vintage aesthetic of the NASA “worm” logo, which represents the wonder and optimism of the post-Apollo space program. I hope that I’ve captured a bit of that in Pinnacle.
NASA + Fragile OasisFragileOasis.org
NASA and astronaut Ron Garan approached Bolster Labs (Chalk + Chisel) to do a ground-up rebuild the website for Ron’s nonprofit, Fragile Oasis. The site helps to connect research done in orbit with communities on the ground, so a design was crafted evoking earth from above, complete with mission patches for members to collect.
PersonalRiven Poster Series
If you ask me, one of the best video game series ever produced is Cyan’s Myst series, my favorite being Riven. I designed a series of five posters based on Riven’s five islands, each of which held its own mysteries and character, rendered in a style reminiscent of NPS travel posters. They’re available from my webshop, Double Planetoid.
NASA needed an application to facilitate the quick and reliable transcription of conversations during a series of rapid-fire roundtable discussions conducted at their Launch conferences. Fortunately, Bolster Labs (Chalk + Chisel) and I were up to the task.
Wēgo ConcertsWēgo Apps
Wēgo is a social platform that makes it fun and easy to meet new people and connect with friends that share your music interests and concert schedule. Users can discover new music and concerts, and also make new friends and facilitate concert meetups.
I’ve been an illustrator, iconographer, UX designer, artist, type designer, 3D modeler, frontend coder, and I’m a perpetual learner and teacher. I’ve worked with software companies, design agencies, developer shops, educational institutions, and fan conventions, where I’ve contributed to dozens of amazing projects. Let’s talk about how I can help.