Lauren Shields

Branding, Illustration, Advertising, Typography

Lauren is excited to be involved in creative industry after a big career move from the Defence Force. She is passionate about developing carefully considered design strategies to clearly communicate her client's message. She is happiest when she is combining her illustrative or hand-rendering talents into her design solutions.

In her spare time she loves to swim, travel or hang out with her goofy rescue dog, Archie.

Who are your favourite designers?
I'm loving the beautiful, colour stylised illustrations by Adriana Picker at the moment.

What inspired you to become a graphic designer?
I'm a problem solver by nature and I wanted to move away from my past technical role and utilise these skills in creative processes. Graphic design feels like home.

How would you describe your style?
Free-thinking and innovative but highly controlled in my edit process.

What else are you interested in outside graphic design?
I'm a foodie and travel-lover but dogs are life.

What are most proud of accomplishing during your time at TAFE?
Definitely our current ISTD project. It's a real labour of love for me and juggling graduation with something that is consuming so much creative energy is challenging but hopefully rewarding.

If you were stuck on a desert island and had to choose one food to eat everyday, what would it be?
Red Curry. Every. Single. Day.

There are two types of people in the world. What are the two types?
Dog-lovers and maniacs.