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.



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


4 Pieces Exhibited

3 Pieces Exhibited

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