Unofficially, I've been practicing art and design since I was a teenager—creating logos for bands and painting cartoon vampires on big square canvases. Now, as a certified grown-up, there is a philosophy behind my work: I strive to solve problems and communicate visually with a focus on keeping fun and light alive.
Whether your aim is to create a website or digital campaign, book, product package, video, or total brand identity, I can help your ideas shine. Reach me at LauraBagnato@gmail.com.
East Coast born and raised, West Coast at heart. |
I earned a BA in Graphic Design with a printmaking focus from MICA. There I spent several semesters as a TA in Electronic Media and Culture, teaching students about the new digital world (and how to make a website). In addition, I worked part time in the print lab, so I know how to troubleshoot.
In 2006, when asked to participate in the Chronicle Books fellowship program, I packed up and moved to California. I began developing designs for books and gift products and soon transitioned into a full time position as a MarCom designer. What does that mean? For eight years, I worked on a full range of Chronicle Books marketing materials: print and digital ads, event collateral, product campaigns, websites, trade show materials, and branding. I can do everything from animating a GIF to preparing a catalog for press.
I expanded my repertoire in 2011, attending over 120 hours of classes at Bay Area Video Coalition. There I learned to edit digital video, and now am reasonably handy with a DSLR.
Today I am a full time Independent Designer based in Oakland, California. When I'm not enjoying the sun, I take in as much film, music, and food as I can absorb.