Experience


NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

freelance designer | october 2017 – present | lincoln, ne

Designed print and digital materials in adherence to the department’s brand standards
Developed Good Life Ambassadors branding and social media graphics
Created various print collateral including annual reports, brochures, handouts and business cards
Worked directly with several department heads to fulfill any communication needs

RURAL FUTURES INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA

creative specialist | september 2015 – september 2017 | lincoln, ne

Established overall brand requirements and specifications (2017-2018 RFI Brand Guide
Conceptualized and executed look and feel for events, campaigns, social media, etc.
Evolved and managed WordPress website
Project managed—work with printers, vendors and interns to meet deadlines

JACHT AD LAB

designer | june 2015 – august 2015 | lincoln, ne

Worked with a team of designers to create multi-media campaigns
Designed monthly mailers for Beehive Industries
Participated in logo ideation for University of Nebraska Press
Kept an open dialog with clients and account executives to create the best final product possible

CHARLOTTE RUSSE

sales manager | may 2013 – may 2015 | lincoln, ne

Lead the sales team in achieving higher conversion rates
Updated mannequin, window and shoe displays weekly
Opened and closed the store as scheduled
Maintained inventory to keep the shoe room and displays organized

MUSTANG MEDIA INC.

design intern | may 2012 – august 2013 | sutton, ne

Designed Home Ownership Association magazine layouts
Created advertisements featured in the publications
Worked with other forms of print media—business cards, invitations, fliers, logos and brochures
Managed a strict schedule for issue designs and production deadlines

 


 
 
Katelyn Ideus
Lauren is a skillful, thoughtful graphic artist who willingly takes feedback but asserts a quiet confidence that allows her to meaningfully push back when needed. She is creative and has been diligent in her research to keep our brand fresh and modern. She has contributed significantly to establishing the strategic framework of our brand identity. Finally, she works extremely well on tight deadlines!

Katelyn Ideus
Director of Communications & Public Relations
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Allison Hatch
Lauren is a delight to work with! She is so fast and versatile! She produces beautiful graphics and helped us brand and design a new digital ambassador campaign within a 2-week time frame. Lauren quickly and easily demonstrated her ability to handle multiple priorities, effectively communicate her design ideas and recommendations, and be flexible throughout the design process.

Allison Hatch
Talent Attraction Coordinator
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Jarod Griess
Lauren has always performed above normal expectations. She does exceptional work with a great attitude. She has a keen eye on concept and knowing what our clients want! She needs little direction and is a silent leader!

Jarod Griess
Owner
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