The Creative Force Behind SLM – Lauren May | Graphic Designer/Illustrator
This month everyone is highlighting the role women have played throughout the world and in history. We want to honor the wonderful talent we get to work with every day, below is a quick Q/A on Lauren is the newest member of our team. Not only is she a designer but with an illustration minor from SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design), she can illustrate your brands vision beautifully.
LAUREN MAY | Graphic Designer/Illustrator
1. What was your First Job and what did you do there, what do you love/still love about it.
This is my first real Job dealing with graphic design (what I went to school for) I had an internship before as a children’s book illustrator. I enjoy graphic work as well as illustrative work!
2. Who is your mentor/inspiration and why, please describe said person in 1-3 sentences.
Weirdly my inspiration is the author J.K. Rowling, her creativity and imagination always amaze me. Everything she has done is so detail oriented, and connected that it is interesting taking those same mental problem solving skills and translating that into visual projects.
3. What was the hardest thing you ever had to do?
The hardest thing I’ve ever had to do go through was senior year of College, I took two classes that no one recommend taking together and completed 10, 4 part projects in 10 weeks, basically I never slept.
4. Best piece of advice for other women?
Best piece of advice I’d have is never compare yourself to anyone else. Whether in work or in life, as long as you focus on yourself and bettering whatever your passion is and living up to your OWN standards, then you will never find yourself disappointed.
5. Favorite book/or song right now?
Favorite book, would obviously have to be Harry Potter, for all the reasons stated in the previous question.
6. Cake or Pie?
Cake is better than pie, I don’t eat fruit for fun
7. What fictional Character do you wish you could meet?
I’ll go with a not Harry Potter related answer and say either Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy or Arya Stark from Game of Thrones. 🙂