LAUREN HODGES
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Why I Do What I Do

Learn more about Lauren Hodges, Illustration and hand letter artist in Huntsville, Alabama.

 

My adventures.

Who am I in a nutshell? In short, I am a Professional Illustrator in the Huntsville, Alabama area. When it comes to design, illustration is my one true calling. To me, there’s nothing more thrilling than brainstorming up a new illustration on a fresh piece of paper and the excitement of seeing it to fruition.

Though I fell in love with every artistic discipline throughout my youth, I decided to pursue my degree in Graphic Design at Auburn University. While I was in school, I had the privilege of working for Auburn's Office of Professional and Career Development. For my senior year in college, I developed posters, flyers, and banners for the College of Business's student events. I also was fortunate enough to be a part of a design group that had the chance to create concept work for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

In May of 2014, I landed my first agency job with Red Sage Communications. While working with Red Sage, I conducted web sessions and logo sessions in partner with marketing coordinators. I created designs for a wide variety of projects, including: logos, print materials, social media designs, web projects, html/css programming, web design, and web updates.

Fast forward to October 2016, my husband and I were blessed with our beautiful son Luke. After almost 3 years of working at an agency and numerous well-known businesses, I decided to step away from the workforce to spend time with my newborn son. Now, I work from home as an illustration artist, freelancer, blogger, and small online shop owner featuring quality templates, add-ons, and hand-illustrated designs.

 

Qualifications

When you work with me, you are working with a professional who doesn't cut corners. All of my illustrations are rendered by hand with my own signature handmade Photoshop brushes. These brushes are made from REAL scanned-in textures.

Throughout my career I have had the privilege of working with a variety of clients: Decatur Animal Care, Alabama Launchpad, Russell Forest Products, Gateway Commercial Brokerage, The Lodge at Gunter Hollow, Decatur Public Library, Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority, WBCNA, and more.

My Achievements

2016 SILVER ADDY

2013 AUBURN GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDENT SHOW
4 Pieces Exhibited

2012 AUBURN GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDENT SHOW
3 Pieces Exhibited


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