About Me

Hello. 
I'm Laura, a graphic designer from Minneapolis. I say Minneapolis because people tend to have misconceptions about Minnesotans. First of all, I grew up in the suburbs, not the sticks. Secondly, I was homeschooled, but just to clear things up, I have one sister...not eight.

With a love for illustration and simple design, I am inspired by children’s books, browsing Barnes and Noble, and the great outdoors. Currently I'm a full-time designer at a design and communications company focusing on both print and interactive components.

Always an artsy kid, my love for Crayola was soon replaced with fonts, layout, and developing my own style of illustration. I went through a web design phase back in the day when I started my own business to fund my dance lessons. It was through that endeavor that I realized that I enjoyed designing much more than coding. I still dabble in web design once in awhile for personal and career projects but at the end of the day, print is my favorite.

There's a lot more to me than just design. In fact, one of my favorite quotes is "Who you are is not what you do." It's interesting to think that even if we didn't do one thing in our lifetime than merely exist, we would still be who God created us to be. If I spend too much time thinking about that, it blows my mind. Moving on, I guess what I'm trying to say is that I have other hobbies too.  I also enjoy long-distance running (ran my first half marathon last summer!), reading, photography, and chatting over coffee with friends.


Back in highschool, my friends and I all had Xanga blogs, and in college, I started this blog to post my design projects, photography, and inspiration from other designers. However, upon graduating, I left my blog in the dust and it wasn't until this past year that I decided to start a combo design/life blog to document things going on in my world with some design thrown in for good measure. 

That being said, this blog is meant to be a hobby and a creative outlet to express myself while having fun in the process. Blogging is becoming a favorite activity of mine and I hope that you enjoy reading!


Want to say hi, ask me a question, or request an estimate for a design project? Contact me at LauraLikesDesign@gmail.com

I'd love to hear from you!

9 comments:

Kargobpbp3 said...

Great bio. Awww. You have so many talents! :) Depth, too!

Diary of a Scatterbrain said...

Cute blog! I am from Minneapolis as well :) Great city

Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy said...

I think your background in design is so cool! I love the header of your blog!

my little celebration said...

Oh yes, I shall be reading :D.

healthycollegegirl said...

you are too cute! i'm loving your blog. can't wait to read more!

seegirlsmile said...

You are so pretty. And your blog is so lovely.

Sam Bock said...

I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog! I am also an illustrator/designer and have been wanting to start a blog for a while now...I am actually currently sitting down to design my header! Just stuck on coming up with the right name...since I want to show not JUST drawings and art, but life, too. Lovin' that yours is showing me that it's possible!

mouthwateringmorsel said...

cute blog! really like those drawings!! can't wait for more posts!

Shannon said...

Your so beautiful and have awesome talents! I love your blog! :)Im so glad I found it!

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