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Lauren Stern is an Experiential Graphic Designer based in Charlotte, NC with over 10 years of experience specializing in the development and creation of immersive environments from abstract ideas to engaging visuals. Lauren has a strong design background with a Master of Arts in Exhibition Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design and a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Appalachian State University and proven experience creating eye-catching graphics that exude a “wow” factor. Her experience is extensive designing wayfinding elements, from conception through implementation, for built environments that range from small storefronts to million-square ft. facilities.
Previous notable clients during her time in the corporate environment: Bank of America, Lowe's, United Way, Chick fil-A, World Bank, Washington Post, collaboration with Anthropologie and Hello Hydrangea, Bozzuto, JBG Companies, Veterans Administration, Global Partnership for Education, and Eagle Hill.
A new and exciting chapter in Lauren Stern's career:
Every new business has it's story. Studio 618, LLC was founded on June 18th, 2021 on a transformative day in Lauren Stern's career.
After 10 years of working in the EGD industry, Lauren sought out a new career trajectory by going out on her own and becoming the Owner and Principal Consultant of Studio 618 which is a boutique, woman-owned Experiential Graphic Design consultancy based in Charlotte, NC. Lauren's background in digital illustration, fiber art, and watercolor give this consultancy an edge above the rest by incorporating an artful quality in everything we do.
Studio 618 takes on various projects ranging in size and scope with clients all across the country. Clients include: Design firms, commercial and residential developers, signage fabrication companies, independent creators, and neighborhood communities. Services include: Experiential Graphics, branding, custom interior/exterior signage, wayfinding (analysis and design), digital illustration, signage proofs, production drawings, map design, and presentation creation.
Finally, as a creative outlet, Lauren likes to paint with watercolor, create fiber art, and create digital illustrations and animations. She loves the process of creating each piece; from the first initial sketch to the final product hanging for everyone to see and enjoy. Her work has been featured in several art festivals and over a dozen gallery exhibitions and has created numerous commissions for people all over the country.
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