Lauren King

LAUREN-KING

PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY

Lauren King is a senior Graphic Design Communication student at Philadelphia University. She is currently co-president of Philadelphia University’s AIGA student group and enjoys attending local AIGA Philadelphia events. She started off her college career looking to get a degree in interactive web design, but quickly fell in love with the beauty of typography and the physicality of printed pieces. Lauren loves to experiment with color and pattern but also appreciates a clean and simple aesthetic when necessary. She loves the city of Philadelphia and hopes to stick around after graduating to find a career in the field.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born and raised in Drexel Hill PA.

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Lefty! (We’re cooler!)

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I would say I can be both, it depends on the day.

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Tina Belcher from Bob’s Burgers is pretty relatable.

ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I’m not very musical anymore, though I tried when I was younger.

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
I was a huge fan of The Powerpuff Girls, bedspread and everything.

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, And It’s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson.

ANY PETS?
An adorable Bichon Frise named Rocky.

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
Only fluent in English, but I know some high school German.

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Silver Linings Playbook

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Claude Monet

FAVORITE CHARITY?
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
What exactly is free time?

LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
My package design professor complimented the process I went through on a recent project.

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
I hold on to all concert ticket stubs

COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
I use shades of green in a lot of my work.

TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
I’m a sucker for Gotham.

GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Strength is the ability to stay focused. Weakness is not sketching enough before moving to the computer.

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Photographer

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Nothing worth having comes easily.

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