Behind the Scenes with Laura Vanderwel

Last week I had the pleasure of getting together with the talented, local graphic designer, Laura Vanderwel. She asked me to get some casual shots at her home studio for an upcoming publication. Laura has worked for the last five years as a freelance designer and a full time in-house creative.

Laura Vanderwel Graphic Designer

I was pretty stoked (okay, like in heaven) when Laura mentioned we should also include some photos with Thor, her adorable cat. It’s always interesting seeing another artist’s creative process. Designing something “out of nothing” is so intriguing to me. Her illustrations and hand-lettering work are incredible. Brides, if you are looking for custom wedding invitations shoot her a message! Be sure to check our her portfolio and you can follow along with her latest on her blog.

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ahhhh her cat is so cute! awesome, natural, portraits alyssa, love these!

This is perfect! You did such a great job capturing her personality, her space, and her amazing work. And the cat is so cute!

great portraits. these feel really personal. i love her work too!


This is amazing work Alyssa. Laura’s work is so freaking good and I absolutely adore the photos of her and her cat.


love the processing and designs

Really really nice shots! They should be perfect for her upcoming publication! I like her working space too!


Those are some really great designs. Great pictures, too.

Cool to see another creative’s work space – great set!

What an awesome work space, and with adorable kitties to boot!