Hi there! I design magazines and books and pretty things for creative people.

 
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About

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Hi friends! I'm Laura (pronounced Law-ra - my mom grew up in the South!), a Midwest-based Graphic Designer who calls a beautiful Illinois farm town home. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts & Graphic Design in 2009, I began my career in the corporate publishing design world and started my creative freelance hustle on the side. Eight years later, I've sent over 125 publications to the press and have worked with dozens of creative small businesses on branding, art direction, photography and in-house graphic design work.

In 2017, I launched my own magazine - Whitespace Magazine - a print publication for artists and designers. My aesthetic of simplistic design is reflected in my love of soaking up the "white space" in the life I share with my husband and three girls. 

  

I’ve worked with photographers, editors, business coaches, authors, product designers and artists on publication design, art direction & in-house graphic design.

Clients:

Amber Housley
Amber Lilyestrom
Ashlee Proffitt
Belong Magazine
Camp Climb
Christine Hamrick
Cottage Hill Magazine
Cultivate
Creme Brands
Emily Ley
Gina Zeidler
Heather Freeman
Janese Hockman

Katie O. Selvidge
Katsch Boutique
Kari Rae Lewis
Lara Casey
Leah Remillet
Madison Vining
Mary Efflandt
Meghan Birt
Melissa White
Michelle Edgemont
Risen Motherhood
Sarah Sunstrom
Southern Weddings

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Kind Words

“My experience working with Laura was wonderful. She is so quick, so reliable, and always nails it the first time! Very few designers can work spatially with text and graphics the way Laura can. I love her style!”
— Emily Ley, Author and Creator of Simplified
“Laura will take the overwhelm off your plate so you can focus on the work you love the most. She has a keen eye for details and a beautiful grasp of design nuances. She’s an incredible designer and person.”
— Kathryn Duckett, Creme Brands
“My experience with Laura was amazing. She met me in the place where I needed a teammate, someone to follow through for me and understand my vision needs! Laura truly took my heart and put it into elements. She was my best investment all year!”
— Gina Zeidler, photographer

Let’s work together!

Please fill out our project inquiry. Currently accepting projects for December 2018.

For press and speaking inquiries, please email me at laura@laura-kathryn.com. I’m looking forward to connecting!

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