Meet the Board | Lauren Ortega, Communications Chair

Lauren recently graduated from the School of Visual Arts, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, and works at Jones Knowles Ritchie as a Design Resident. Aside from working as a designer, she owns Lodesigns Studio, her solo graphic design studio, where she hosts her podcast and shop, providing graphic design services and products for graphic designers. She hopes to inspire young creators to follow their dreams and conceptualize emotional and impactful experiences in the design community. 

What’s your biggest challenge as a designer or creative?

Feeling that i’m not doing enough as a designer and sometimes comparing myself. 

What’s your favorite quote/philosophy?

“Don’t wait until you die to be reborn. Your past does not define who you are, it’s only muscle that you are building for your future.”-Mayra Rubio

What’s your biggest lesson you’ve learned from being a designer?

Doing the work is more important than thinking about doing the work

What are your top 3 favorite books or movies? (doesn’t have to be design-related)

Think and Grow Rich, Howl’s Moving Castle and any Madea Movie lol   

What’s on your desk that you could not live without?

My Ergonomic mouse, my headphones, and my grid mat  

What sparks creativity for you?

Stepping away from the computer and going for a walk outside, or pinterest 

What are some of your hobbies?

Dancing Traveling, Shopping, Journaling and Watching movies with snacks and pjs

By Drew Bonsu
Published August 6, 2023