Lauren Chism is a stationery designer based in Dallas,Texas. With a 'less is more' approach to design, her aesthetic is clean and elegant, with a focus on beautiful type and luxurious paper. Lauren credits her success to Minted and the talented (and kind) design community. Just a boring accountant when she began, she now runs her studio full time and is loving every minute.
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Hi, Lauren. I love your work! I just posted a question on the forum that I thought you might have some helpful insight on. If you have time to interrupt your holiday cheer and give it a look, please weigh in: http://www.minted.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=296&page=1#Comment_14611
Thanks a million!
Lauren, I meant to thank you for your kind comment on my "fern gully" design. you are the nicest ever
Thank you so much, Lauren - you seriously made my day! I'm sure you know I am a huge huge fan of yours - your holiday submissions are just amazing and gorgeous, and I'm so impressed you managed to do all of that and fit in a vacation as well during the challenge! Best of luck (I know you don't need it though) :)
Thanks so much for the nice comment on my profile Lauren! You have some fantastic holiday submissions. Love your work!
Hi Lauren! Thank you so much for your kind, sweet note - you totally made my day!! I just got a chance to take a peek at your holiday designs, and they are just fabulous (as usual)!! I love your clean, elegant style + lovely typography! So classic + timeless! Best of luck to you (though, I don't think you'll need it)! Thanks again!! :)
Thank you SO much Lauren for you comment about my holiday designs! You were one of the rock star idols I referenced on FB last night. It means so much to me to have the support of such talented designers.
Hey Lauren! Just want to say Congrats on your special award for your Badge design... LOVE that design!! :)
Hey Lauren! Thanks so much for the nice note... seriously made my evening! I love all your work and was admiring your Badge and Love designs earlier today. I would buy those forsure! :)
Hi Lauren! Just popping in to say I love your submissions, some of my favs. Good luck! Phrosné
Hi Lauren - thank you for the comment about my holiday submissions :) I've been a huge fan of your work since I started Minted....so it make my day!!
Hi Lauren! Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful holiday challenge comment! Your entries are absolutely stunning, too -- I especially love Garland. It caught my eye as soon as you submitted it.
Lauren, I am beyond honored that you would feature my font on your blog- thank you! I've been to your website before, but somehow never knew you had a blog as well. It's been bookmarked and I fully expect it to help me procrastinate on work on a daily basis. :)
hi Lauren! i submitted a design that has the ikat pattern and didn't realize you had that wining design! I love it and i will change mine... Sorry about that!! Love ALL your work by the way :)
Hey Lauren! I'd love to have lunch sometime. Things are crazy at the moment with work + freelance (I'm sure you're busy too, what with launching a business!). Anyway, I will be in touch soon. :)
it's still January, so not too late for Happy New Year wishes - thanks! :)
Hi, Lauren! Just wanted to thank you for your Christmas card - I love that you used one of your fabulous Minted designs! Marley (and you two, also) are adorable! I enjoyed your Mintie note, as well - best of luck to you on your new business ventures in 2012 (not that you need any!) I'm jealous that you spent New Year's in Austin - I miss Chuy's (and El Rinconcito, etc, etc). Austin has the BEST restaurants EVER!!!
Hi Lauren! Just dropping by to thank you for your lovely holiday card! I really enjoyed your Mintie note and hearing about your different endeavors! Best of luck at the NSS and also with the new collections you're introducing! How exciting!! Hope you're having a wonderful New Year so far, and I pray that it'll be filled with success + happiness! Thank for being such a sweet Mintie friend! Cheers!! :)
Lauren, thanks so much for the lovely holiday card. I especially liked the Palm Papers card... so chic! Wishing you all the best in the new year – I'm so excited for you with the new business venture. I know it's going to be a smashing success. I also have to tell you that I used to live off of Richmond too. I love East Dallas. I lived right off of White Rock Lake until my recent marriage. My husband already had a house in the 'burbs, ugh. We're trying to sell soon and get back to my beloved M Streets!
Hi Lauren- Thank you so much for your beautiful Christmas card! Enjoy the coming days!
Thanks Lauren! I loved your winning design as well - and your interview on the blog, so fun to learn more about you!
Thanks so much for the sweet note, Lauren! Congrats to you as well and what a great interview! Love seeing other non-design professionals go after their passions and dreams! :o)
Congratulations on your win Lauren!
Congratulations Lauren! This was one of my favorites!
Congrats to you too, Lauren - on your win and your recent business venture! Great interview!
Thanks Lauren!! Congrats to you too! I spent a while studying your beautiful typography when I saw it go up in the post - I don't remember seeing it in the submissions - so stunning!
Enjoyed reading your interview! We have a very similar design process! We should go out for coffee when you're in Akron next summer. Nice getting to know you!
Thanks so much, Lauren -- and to you as well! Your work is beautiful! I've lived in Akron since 2004 -- I moved here from Columbus when I married my husband who teaches at the U. of Akron. Did you grow up around here?
Lauren! Congratulations to you!! Thank you so much for your kind words -- right back atcha. Wish we could go out and celebrate together!
BIG congrats on your holiday wins!!!
Congrats on your Collection Award, Lauren, and on having the most designs in the top 100 - that's sooo huge!!! Way to go! :)
Congratulations, Lauren! Rejoice is so beautiful + elegant! fantastic job! :)
Congrats on your win, Lauren!!!
Lauren, thank you so much for your sweet comments and helpful feedback! I really admire your work, so your input and insight really mean a lot! Thanks again, and keep up the beautiful work! :)
Yup.. ur work is beauuutifuulll.. BIG congrats!!!! I adore that you are accountant by day, designer by other time.. It's just amazing!!! Your sense of style is truly a favorite!
Awh, thank you Lauren! I adore your style, so your comment means a lot to me!
Thank you so much, Lauren - and congrats to you on your Editors's picks - I loved all of your submissions, beautiful work!
thank you for letting me know my invite is in brooklyn bride! i am soo excited. :)
Lauren.. I just visit ur blog and absolutely LOVE it! Your style is just so simple, exquisite, and elegant. And it was very helpful to learn more about typography... Love, love! ^.^
Hi Lauren! Thank you so much for sweet comment on "have a blast"! Your designs are really elegant + modern, and I think you're so talented! Thanks again! :)
Hey Lauren, thanks so much for your nice comment on my design! I adore your designs - such a beautiful portfolio! Was reading your bio and saw that you have a day job - me too (at a law firm). Glad to know I'm not the only one rating and editing designs during my lunch break! Good luck in the holiday challenge - your designs are so awesome!
Lauren, you are the *master* of beautiful full bleed designs- such gorgeous entries!
thanks so much for your nice comment- I am having a serious case of design envy looking at your designs - such nice work! I appreciate the feedback - my first challenge and everyone is just so darn good!
Hey there Lauren, I had a couple questions for you. I really admire you as a designer and would love to ask you some questions re: Indigo Prints... could you email me? firstname.lastname@example.org
Your submissions have been spot on the past few challenges. great work!
Lauren - Beautiful, simple designs. Well done.
Congratulations on your win, Lauren--'palm' was one of my favorites!--loved your colors and the overall simplicity of the layout/type/graphic
aw lauren, you're so sweet - thank you for the comment! I really love everything you do as well, you have such a knack for details!!
Hi Lauren - I visited your website/blog and just wanted to say that I LOVE your 2010 holiday collection. Really great work.
Hi Lauren ~ I think it looks really great. Clarity of thought :) Definitely Veuve Cliquot!
Congratulations Lauren! xB
thanks for the note lauren. i noticed it this morning (stockholm morning), and emailed minted directly. mariam has already responded, so they are away. thanks for letting me know someone has bought it though. hooray !! good to hear about sales always. xoxoxo.
Thanks so much for the sweet comments. You made my day :) I visited your blog a while back and was so impressed! You are so organized. I have a pile of stationary/invitations still waiting to be photographed. What kind of paper and printer do you use? Your end product is so gorgeous!
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