I’m Lauren and I’m a photographic illustrator… which just means that I make models and characters by hand, light them, and then take a picture. That’s it!
I collaborated with my pal, Dev Petty, on a picture book called CLAYMATES which will be published by Little, Brown in 2017. A few months later, my second illustrative project, SLEEP TRAIN by Jonathan London, will be published by Viking.
Well, I grew up in Fargo, ND and could usually be found secretly making art out of whatever we had around the house. This led me to try to be practical, so I studied landscape architecture and architecture in college. But, as it turns out, I mostly enjoyed making the models in my own studio.
After becoming an early childhood special education teacher and having a couple of babies, I decided to join my love of picture books with my compulsive need to make stuff… and here we are!
Now, I live in beautiful Madison, WI with my husband, our two daughters, and our beast of a dog.
Thanks for stopping by!