Hi! I'm Lauren Allen.

I'm a houseplant hoarder, pseudo-professional pit bull rescuer, and mother of 2 boys, 3 dogs, and a cat. But you're probably here because I'm also a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Kansas City, Missouri. I work with small businesses, non-profits, and universities to tell stories, solve problems, and create change through visual communication.

Lauren sketching at Pomme de Terre State Park



Shaping the way your company is perceived through design


Digesting the world through imperfect drawings


Telling your story through structure and hierarchy



I’ve got a decade of industry experience under my belt (we won’t talk about how old that makes me feel). Here are a few of the amazing clients I’ve worked with over the years:

Jumping into illustration with Sierra Club

Last February, a former co-worker contacted me about creating an adult coloring book celebrating the centennial of National Parks for Sierra Club. “You do illustration too, right?” Well.. uh.. yes? I’ve always loved to draw and paint but in my adult...
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Welcome to my shiny new site!

It was finally time to put my 2007 website to rest. Since creating that website, I moved to Washington, DC, worked at an exciting think tank where I learned the ropes of publication design and print production, met a guy at a party, moved to Kansas City with said guy,...
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I’ve had the priveledge of working with some really talented people. Here’s what some of them have to say about it:

Project Inquiry

Do you think working with me would be the right fit for your business? Tell me a little about your project, including your budget and due date, and I’ll do my best to get back to you within 48 hours. Thank you!

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