Artist, Fighter, Nerd

For more than eight years, I’ve built visual systems to help my clients get noticed and grow their business. Crafting digital experiences is not just a job, it’s my passion.

I started working as a graphic designer at 18 and by 26, I left my agency job to help start up a small web agency in downtown Austin called Masonry. I worked as Creative Director over team of five, managing clients relations, creating strategies, building wireframes, designing layouts, and coding the final product.
 
 
Let’s get in touch

laurenellis.joy@gmail.com


 


 

EXPERIENCE

Creative Director / Masonry Interactive
November 2014 – March 2015
Client development & relations, managed up to five team members, content management strategy, digital art direction, wireframes, site architecture, web design, HTML/CSS development on ExpressionEngine, Craft, and WordPress

Brand Manager & Designer / Packstack
September 2014 – February 2015

Web Designer / A3 Creative 
November 2012 – August 2014

Co-owner & Art Director / Ignis Studios
March 2012 – December 2015

Art Director / Square M
August 2010 – November 2012

Graphic Designer / First Star Capital
June 2008 – July 2010

SELECT CLIENTS

Chuy’s
The Texas Tribune
Owlchemy Labs
Xplore Technologies
Motion Computing
CARTS
CASA Travis
Adlucent
BuyerPath
Knight Security Systems
Norvell
Primal 7
Miro Quartet
Messina Hof Winery
McGinnis Lochridge

SOCIAL WORK

The SOLD Project / Chiang Rai, Thailand
March 2016 – September 2016
Taught art therapy, offered staff training and business development to help prevent child trafficking in northern Thailand.

Austin Pets Alive! / Austin, Texas
June 2013 – June 2014
Fostered over 14 dogs, from newborns to adult dogs, in my home for 4-8 weeks each.

 

EDUCATION

SEE Art Therapy Certificate – 2016

Business Marketing Advanced Certificate
Concentration in Visual Identity – Sessions, School of Design, New York – 2008

Graphic Design Master’s Certificate
Concentration in Web Design and Digital Imaging – Sessions School of Design – 2007