A Little About Me

Hello! Thanks so much for visiting. My name is Lauren Rauseo. I’ve been working as a graphic designer in some capacity for my entire career (and for a long time before that if we count my beloved title as editor-in-chief of my high school yearbook 🙂 ). I’ve been running my own business since 2010. My clients cover many industries, but most are small businesses, local non-profits, and private schools.

As my tagline indicates, I work on print projects, websites and email campaigns. But what my clients will tell you is that above the creative work that I produce for them, my service is what sets me apart: I respond quickly, I communicate effectively and efficiently, I meet deadlines, and I do it all with a smile!

I’ve been working this LBK Designs gig long enough to have learned a few things about myself and my business. For starters, it makes sense for me (and for my clients) to only take on projects for which I am well-suited. If I suspect I am not the right fit for the job, I will let you know that from the beginning. And if I feel I can offer what your project requires, you can trust that I will deliver on my promise.

My style in work and in life is very transparent. So I will tell you here and now that I ran LBK Designs as my full-time business from 2010-2021. Then, for the first time in 12+ years, I decided to take a full-time position working for an organization — with a previous LBK Designs client! While I continue to do freelance work on the side, I am now even more particular about the projects I take on since my time is limited.

Just so you know I didn’t wake up one morning and decide to call myself a graphic designer (be aware — those are around!), here are my credentials:

  • I earned my master’s in publication design from the University of Baltimore in 2006
  • I earned my bachelor’s in mass communications from Towson University in 2003
  • I served on the board of Monument Women’s Creative Alliance, a networking group (and so much more!) for creative women in Baltimore from 2018-2020
  • Before making my own business my full-time endeavor in 2010…
    • I spent about four years working in a large healthcare organization managing a dozen hospital and entity websites.
    • Before that I worked as a graphic designer for a boutique marketing and communications agency.
    • And before that, I worked for a large financial services firm producing materials for high-end client and sales meetings.

When I’m not working I enjoy — in no particular order — doing yoga, running in good weather, reading by the fireplace, sipping soy lattĂ©s, tasting wine with friends, and listening to podcasts. And I am passionate about self-care as a means to show up as my best self for others. That service with a smile that I provide is no accident!

Project Process

While every project is unique, I usually follow the same basic timeline. Before beginning a project, I will send you an estimate with the details and scope of the project. When you accept the estimate and submit the deposit, work will begin. I will send you an invoice for the balance when the project is complete.

STEP 1: meeting / research / goal-setting
STEP 2: three rounds of drafts / client feedback / revision
STEP 3: final approval / print prep or online launch
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