- New Jersey, NJ, US
- $25 /hr
- Available now
I enjoy working with clients around the globe creating illustrations & designs to meet their needs!
Being a full time freelance artist/designer is a dream come true & I look forward to working with new clients across the globe to make their visions come to life for businessesmore...Being a full time freelance artist/designer is a dream come true & I look forward to working with new clients across the globe to make their visions come to life for businesses & creative projects! I have many years of artistic experience, beginning with receiving a BFA in illustration, painting & graphics from Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers) in 1988.
Since then I've continued to expand my visual art career. I enjoy creating fine artworks for exhibits & also respect the artistic needs of my clients, striving to create work that will make them happy. I currently exhibit around the country, and am represented by galleries in NJ & MA. Creating from my personal experiences, which includes traveling and shooting photos that depict the essence of a particular place, is something I continue to explore and I've also been commissioned to create paintings, illustrations, graphics, marketing/promo materials and photography for clients from across the US & abroad. The medium I use depends on the project; I work with photography, oils, acrylics, watercolors, pen & ink, & computer graphics (Photoshop, Corel Draw).
Illustrating for crafter & greeting card companies, publishers/authors and historical organizations is another way I earn income doing what I love and I have extensive experience in marketing/fundraising as well as creating marketing and promotional pieces for medical offices, non-profit organizations and small businesses. I pride myself on meeting deadlines, keeping in regular communication with my clients, being able to work in my own studio in an organized fashion and producing work that pleases my clients & collectors! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
I look forward to working with you!
Areas Covered: Across USA, Denmark, UK, Canada, Norway, The Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia
Work Experience Summary: Published & Commissioned Works:
*Gallery representation: Alfa Art Gallery, NJ, May 2009-present; Artisanal Gallery, NJ, 2009-2012; Caladan
Gallery, MA, Sept. 2005- present (awarded solo shows); Through the Moongate, NJ, 2004-present.
*Several pieces commissioned for website for Norwegian real-estate company, 2010.
* Illustrations for historical organizations including the Middlesex County Cultural &
Heritage Commission and the Joyce Kilmer Centennial Commission. 2003-present.
* Illustrations for children's books & book covers for authors & publishers, 2006-present.
*Artwork commissioned by Chartpak for international crafter exhibitions in Texas &
Chicago, IL. February-July, 2004.
*Artwork for national greeting card and crafter companies, 1999-present.
*Children\'s textile design for X-El Design. 1998-1999.
*Illustrations & poetry published in local & national magazines, 1994 - present.
*Paid Internship and graphic design projects for Amos Eno Gallery, NYC, NY;
Including gallery ad design for Art Forum Magazine. 1987.
Awards & Recognitions
*Multiple awards for fine art & photography, including several 1st place awards, 2004-present.
*Accepted as member of the White Lotus Art Collective, Highland Park., NJ, 2010.
*Selected for a July/Aug., 2009 Solo Exhibit, Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters, NJ.
*Artwork & letter published in Art Calendar Magazine, Nov., 2009.
*Member of the Arts Council of Princeton, October 2007-present.
*Historical painting selected for permanent collection, Joyce Kilmer Library, Edison,
NJ, August, 2007.
*Judge\'s Honorable Mention Award, Franklin Township NJ Juried Exhibit, July,2007.
*Selected as Artist-of-the-Month, North Brunswick Dept. of Parks, Recreation &
Community Services; awarded solo exhibits, April, 2006 & March, 2007.
*Winner of The Pauper art group\'s Logo Competition, November, 21. 2005.
*Honorable Mention in Photography, Highland Park, NJ Arts Fest, Sept. 24, 2005.
*Artwork received 2nd Place Award in magazine art contest, Nov.1, 2004; Honorable
Mentions & publication in photography & poetry publisher competitions, 2004-2005.
*Interviewed for arts/art-culture videos, books, NY/NJ cable TV shows. 2003-2004.
*Elected Board Member (2003-2005) & exhibitor; Visual Arts League, NJ, 2002-2007.
*Artwork featured on several on-line galleries; awarded solo exhibits, 2001-present.
* Newspaper interviews including The Star Ledger, Oct., 2001; The Princeton Packet,
Feb.,2005; The Home News, June 2005,July 2007, Nov. 2008;The Sentinel, March 2007.
*Art selected for covers of publications, including On The Go Magazine, 1999, 2000;
Take-Care Connections, 2004; Circle of Stones Journal, 2004; Inner Realm,2007, 2008.
*Member: Red Bank, NJ Art Alliance,1998-2000; Morris Area Arts Council, 2004-2007.
*Certificate from graphic design honors course, Parsons School of Design, NY. 1984.
*Participated in over 90 solo, group & juried exhibitions throughout the U.S. & BC,
Canada; pieces in private collections in the US, UK, Holland, Denmark, Norway. 1984-present.
Education Summary: SmART Business Coaching art-business courses; New York, NY. 2003-2006.
*BFA, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
Majored in painting and drawing. Graphics courses. 1984-1988.
*Parsons School of Design, New York, NY. Received certificate for honors graphic
design course. 1984.
*DuCret School of the Arts, Plainfield, NJ. Drawing and color theory courses. 1983.
Freelance Artist/Illustrator/Graphic Designer
Lauren was very professional, very easy to work with and incredibly gracious with her time & attitude. I would hire again!
Thanks so much, Tom!
Great job, easy to work with, great communication. Thanks!
Thanks Mark...it was my pleasure!
Lauren is excellent. Took my logo concept from a through z. Beautifully done.
Job precisely as requested, and early. Very satisfied.
Thanks Lauren. Great piece of work.
Thank you! Glad you are happy with my work!
Lauren did a wonderful job. She is a highly creative person with an easy going manner; easy to work with, communicates well. Who could ask for more? I am a very happy camper and will definitely avail myself to Lauren's services in the future. I wish I had another job today.
Fast and Easy to work with. Took my crude drawing to a work of art.
Will use again.
Thanks so much! :)
Lauren listened to what I wanted and made a great illustration I was happy with. I had a very tight deadline and she pulled out all the stops.
Thanks Lita! A pleasure working with you & hope to again in the future!
Lauren was great...friendly, accommodating, attentive to details
Thanks so much, Michele...you were a pleasure to work with!! Take care. :)
Lauren did an excellent job with my project. I love how the illustration turned out. She met all my requirements and did so with a professional and lovely grace. She is easy to work with and made all the revisions I asked for without any issues. You can't get a sweeter, more uber talented illustrator than this. Highly recommended. I will definitely be bookmarking her for future work.
Thank you so much, Mia! You were so great to work with & I'm thrilled you love how the illustration came out! Hope to work with you again! Good luck with your website! Take care,