June 22, 2021

Spreading Joy, Finding Your Style, and Learning to Say No with Digital Artist Lauren (Lo) Harris | Ep. 23

Spreading Joy, Finding Your Style, and Learning to Say No with Digital Artist Lauren (Lo) Harris | Ep. 23

“I feel like a lot of people have definitely started to question how they relate to work, how they're treated at work, and how they balance their lives.”

Lauren (Lo) Harris (@loharris_art) is a NYC-based digital artist who specializes in illustration and motion design. After graduating from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2018, she's created graphics and illustrations for a variety of brands and publications including, but not limited to, NBC News, The New York Times, Bustle, Amazon Prime Video, The United Nations, Warby Parker, American Express and Cosmopolitan.

Through her bright palettes and relational compositions, Lo creates work that champions vibrance, confidence, humanity, and celebrations of a more just and kind world.

Lauren has been interviewed by TODAY and has appeared on The Ellen Show.

In this episode:

1:55 Lauren's artwork

4:00 How Lauren rediscovered her love for creating digital art

9:34 The story of Lauren's success

12:57 Being restricted from expressing herself during the Black Lives Matter protests

17:20 Being DM'd by big brands for her art and deciding to freelance full-time

25:14 How Lauren decided not be a people pleaser anymore

30:06 Learning to say no

38:35 Representing herself and not catering to empty virtue signaling

46:00 Growing up in a creative family and discovering her love for digital art

52:35 Pursuing writing and production instead of digital art

55:47 What success means to Lauren

57:43 Lauren's advice to aspiring freelancers

1:00:44 Lauren's current projects

Check out Lauren Harris on Instagram | YouTube | Twitter | Shop | Portfolio 

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