A collection of projects that have come out of Passion to Paid, my 5-week creative bootcamp that teaches you how to use passion projects to get noticed, get clients, and get paid.
A collection of fun, flirty illustrated love notes for introverts. The project is inspired by the funny and romantic things introverts think of, but never say or the things that introverts would love to hear from someone who understands them.
A series of animated GIFS that turn period euphemisms into charming animations that aim to break down the stigma around menstruation.
Combining his passion for finely-crafted ornament and bespoke typography with his passion for travel, Nick created Fauxsaics, a series typographic mosaic illustrations.
Pixel Passport is a collection of passport stamp designs for video games places, inspired by Japan's tradition of memorial stamps. Beside the original stamp designs, some talented guest designers have joined forces to create over 50 designs in over a year.
A series of hand lettered jigsaw puzzles inspired by the challenges I faced from my own quarter life crisis. Solving puzzles helps me get my mind off things in the most hectic times; once completed, you can frame these puzzles as posters!
I hope these puzzles will help you relax, unwind, and refocus to finally find your peace of mind.
Budget Bae is a lettering series focusing on financial advice for women. My aim is to urge women to take agency with their money, take control and plan for their futures.
"I really enjoyed Lauren's direct approach to the material, the fact that she told us exactly how she went about starting her project/finding an agent/etc without using vague language or hypotheticals like lots of other designers do.
The project launch was the most exciting moment. The response I got was so enthusiastic I was really blown away. It was also so exciting to see this project of mine being featured on so many blogs and accounts. The thought that somehow I stumbled onto an idea that resonated with people—despite being so chronically bereft of ideas—was really thrilling!"
Postcards for Pessimists was created in order to share with the world the not so glamorous side to travel. The goal of Postcards for Pessimists is to bring a dose of reality to travel posts and to share these misadventures so that others won’t feel so alone in their travel fails.
Long-time friends Sarah Rushakoff and Elizabeth Berglund joined forces to illustrate the bodily dysfunctions associated with entering mid-life. The result is a travel-sized book you can share with your friends as you laugh at their pain.
"I now have more confidence in what I do and the ability to get paid work. When I was noodling around on my own, the idea of how to attract clients and a following seemed very experimental and mysterious, but Lauren outlined actual strategies that are pretty easy to follow once you’ve made the content. I feel like I know a lot of people that make brilliant artwork but struggle with how to get it seen.
My one-on-one Skype sessions with Lauren were instrumental. Not only was she delightful to chat with, she had such a positive attitude & it was great to talk specifics about my project and business challenges. It’s always great to get another professional’s perspective on how you’re doing because it’s easy to get lost inside your own head."
After a year-and-a-half of designing “Rabbit Rabbit” reminders (an old British superstition that says, if “rabbit, rabbit” is the first thing you say on the first of the month, you’ll have good luck), it occurred to me that maybe there’s more I can do to actually, actively spread luck. So, I began the #MoreGoodMoreLuck movement by giving away random free coffees at a local coffee shop on the first of each month.
This is a collection of paintings that rose out of my journey through the grief that came from my daughter dying when I was 21 weeks pregnant. Each one is taken from scriptures that have helped and encouraged me, and my hope is that they help and encourage you, or your loved one, as well.
The only thing more fun and mesmerizing than scrolling through videos of calligraphy on Instagram is picking up a pen and doing it yourself. Handwriting not only sparks creative thinking and helps organize ideas, it has the same calming effect on the brain as meditation. What are you waiting for?
The magic formula Lauren helps you unlock in yourself is incredibly powerful & develops a strong inner confidence. I’ll never forget that "AH HA!" moment when I realized I had the ability to connect the dots & create a thoughtful project.
My Instagram has doubled since I've started consistently posting pieces from my passion project & those followers have been super engaged. It also felt surreal when I received my first big freelance client specifically because they loved a piece from my passion project!
I truly believe I will never need to take another online course from anyone else. This class is PACKED with so much quality education, plus so many helpful tips & answers Lauren provides along the way!
The class made me realize I have a lot of untapped ideas I never knew I had! For some reason I thought I was only visually creative, but I discovered that I am also conceptually creative, which opens up a world of possibilities! It made me think of all the other myths I'm holding onto that are holding me back. I feel like I've gotten a big creative slap in the face, in a good way! You can quote me on that "Passion to Paid; a big fat creative slap in the face!” I now have a list of ideas that I just need the time to execute. I just launched my first passion project called idiYUMs and I’m very confident that it will lead to paid work.’
I really looked forward to each weekly Q/A session with Lauren! These sessions were invaluable to me and set it apart from other online courses I’ve taken. It provided that community aspect and real time interaction that you can’t get with, say, a Skillshare class. I learned a lot in each of these sessions and just loved the interaction with Lauren and other students, too.
If you’re trying to figure out how to launch your own project, are looking for more connection with fellow creatives, want eyes on your ideas, or simply want tips on how to market your work, this class is great for all of that. I joined this class because I wanted accountability for launching my project…and I definitely got it.
A series of quotes related to a variety of popular social media platforms.
Everyday, the effect of global warming has become more and more apparent and it’s time we take it in our own hands to do something. This project is meant to be a place to learn and share tips on how to be more eco-friendly. It is a complicated and overwhelming thing to tackle but if each person makes small changes, we can influence the climate.
Quirky Critter Collective is a series of quirky and unique animal illustrations that are not typically known by kids ages 2-7. The products within the series will teach the alphabet (for the younger kids) and also fun weird facts about each animal (for the older kids).