I'm Lauren. A designer, maker and problem solver.
I’ve been designing with computers since the day I first opened Microsoft Paint. The cusp of art and technology has always fascinated me and I've never been afraid to just jump in and give it a go, whether it's Paint, Photoshop, Sketch or CSS.
Fast forward to 2022 and I’ve tried it all, from Digital Campaign Design and Flash Actionscript to Web Design, Animation, HTML/CSS/Webflow, Product Design and Product Management. Everything I have done, small or big, has been a vital stepping stone for where I am today.
What excites me most about working in software development is being able to design and create things that have purpose and solve real problems. Leaning into customer research and insight, finding the right problems to solve, delivering that value as quickly as possible, learning from it and then iterating and improving that value over time is the key to great design.
One of my favourite quotes by Peter Drucker:
“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
This resonates so deeply with me because I have no desire to make things just for the sake of it. I only want to make, design or build ideas and products that matter and have a positive impact in the world.
- Degree in Brand Communications
- 14 years experience in Digital Design, Web Development, Advertising and Product Development
Within those 14 years, I have:
- 11 years experience in Web Design
- 9 years experience in Software Design
- 3 years experience in Front-end Web Development,
- 4 years experience in Webflow Development
- Recent experience in Framer Development
- 4 years experience in Product Management
UI/UX Design / Strategy / Product Management / User Research / Agile Methodologies / Collaboration / Design Sprints / Design Systems / HTML and CSS / CMS Design & Architecture / Webflow Development / Framer Development / Photography / Graphic Design
Most of what is in this portfolio is team work, it's very rare these days to make anything great all on your own. I have only included work that I had a large contribution to, but whether it's design, ideas, UX, process, engineering, mentorship, advice or creative direction, the following people have influenced my growth and career path in a massive way: Shawn Roos, Wayne Berry, Daniel Klopper, Michael Thorne, Kobus Brummer, Pascal Righini, Jade Scully. THANK YOU.