Hi! I'm Lauren Hope & I'm a freelance graphic & web designer living in White Rock, BC.
I was born & raised in Surrey, BC which is where my beginning as a computer geek, avid doodler & coding hobbyist began. From EnterNexus to Nexus to Nexopia to MySpace, code was always an attraction to me. With animated gif's being 'all the rage' and fancy colours everywhere I kept myself busy creating & recreating every page I could, including creating my own pixel based dolls starting in Grade 5. My doodle addiction led to a computer desk marked up with sharpies & a computer screen full of basic HTML.
It wasn't until quite a few years later after completing an Accounting & Business Technology Diploma, a Business Administration Diploma & landing a Client Account Specialist job at a local Sign-a-rama that I realized my love for computers, grids, math, doodling, code & constant learning was far better suited for a designers position than a simple customer service 'desk job'. While in between designer's, I decided to step up to the plate & was given the opportunity to test the waters. I took my chances, quickly picked up on the software & fell in love with graphic design.
Jumping from Client Account Specialist to designer to production worker, I decided that basic signage was only the beginning of what I could accomplish & after a few years decided it was time to head back to school again. This time to complete my Graphic Design Diploma which I took at the Visual College of Art & Design (VCAD), Vancouver & graduated in September 2014.
Between juggling housework, homework & the family life for the duration of my schooling, I grew tired & started to think about where I would venture with my new passion & skillsets after school. To take a job, or not to take a job as the biggest debate for the last year of my educational venture. Upon my completion, with a supportive family, I decided to set up shop at home & begin my career as a freelancer.
I am always up for an opportunity to expand my network & my portfolio. From brand identity & logo development, stationery, publication & packaging design to all things web. I am up for the challenge.