Hi! My passion with art started when I was 3 years old. I loved drawing on the wall behind our couch - and then on the piano keyboard - and then in every drawer in my dresser. I'd doodle every day throughout my school years, and went on to publish a weekly comic strip in my college newspaper. So, when it was time to graduate, I naturally went on to start a career in....
Sales! Ok, not the obvious choice, but I did learn a lot about business and people. I was fortunate to live in NYC and continue taking classes at the best art schools including School of Visual Arts, FIT, Parsons, Society of Illustrators, and The Arts Student League.
I started designing custom holiday cards for businesses, as well as for friends, and myself. I also worked on a variety of projects including; illustrating children's poems for a publication, creating custom cartoons for businesses and for personal celebration pieces, designing logos, creating t-shirt designs for a leisurewear company, and illustrating a CD cover for Grammy award winning, New Orleans musician, George Porter Jr.
I specialize in creating fun, simple, and whimsical, drawings, that ideally bring a smile to your face. I work with clients to create custom illustrations for business and personal needs in print, digital, as well as for social media. My work is inspired by my favorite artists, Shell Silverstein, Jules Feiffer, William Steig,
and Roz Chast.
In 2020, I will be launching NeighborDoodles - a personalized gift line that showcases memorable locations such as neighborhoods, sport stadiums, and landmark destinations - through fun maps and cartoon art. You can also find my new online comic on Instagram @a.story.by.laurie
I live in NYC with my husband and 7 year old twin boys who also love drawing...but thankfully on paper.