Lauren Hodges | Illustrator & Graphic Designer in Huntsville, Alabama
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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 and designer 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.

In October 2016, my husband and I were blessed with our beautiful son Luke. After almost 3 years of working at Red Sage Communications, I decided to step away from the agency life and spend more time with my newborn son. During this time, I worked from home as a professional freelancer and illustrator. I also taught on Skillshare, worked with a variety of local businesses, volunteered artwork for charity, and created high-quality digital products for purchase.

As of August of 2018, I have taken the position of Creative Director of Huntsville Alabama's Rocket City Digital.

 

Qualifications

- Almost 3 years of Agency Experience
- 5+ Years of Total Experience

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 and Procreate brushes. These brushes are made from REAL scanned-in textures.

Some of My Freelance Clients

Decatur Animal Care, Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, Summit on Philanthropy, Baker Street Digital Media, SweetWater Marketing, Cook's Pest Control, The Schools Foundation, Women's Endowment, Smashup Studio, Salt on the Rocks, and Harvest Light Baptist Church.

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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