Lauren Sinnott

Lauren Sinnott is a graphic designer, letterer, and aspiring foodie based in Birmingham, Alabama.


I grew up in a small suburb of Birmingham, raised by two creatives in the days before Instagram and iPhones. As college approached, I had no idea what career I would pursue. My mom suggested I look into Graphic Design; thankfully, I heeded her advice.

In 2009, I graduated magna cum laude from Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Following graduation, I joined Highland Capital Brokerage’s in-house creative team as Graphic Designer. Three years later, I was promoted to my current role as Art Director.

When not at my desk, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and our two pups, experimenting in the kitchen, and exploring the Magic City. I also take on interesting side projects as a freelance designer/calligrapher. If you’d like to discuss a potential project or just say hi, feel free to contact me at laurenwsinnott@gmail.com.

Invitations

Invitations

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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay

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Highland Capital Brokerage

Highland Capital Brokerage

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Hawaii

Hawaii

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forme

forme

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Kitchen Radicle

Kitchen Radicle

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Laura Crandall Brown Foundation

Laura Crandall Brown Foundation

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Help the Hills

Help the Hills

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Lebanese Food Festival

Lebanese Food Festival

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Pacific Northwest 2015

Pacific Northwest 2015

About a year ago, my husband Michael and I traveled to the Pacific Northwest in celebration of our fifth wedding anniversary. We spent the first half of the trip on the Olympic Peninsula and second half in Seattle. In the spirit of “better late than never,” here’s a recap of our time in the PNW.

Profession of Faith

Gift-giving is hard when family members “don’t want any more stuff.” My grandma is one of these people. Sitting in mass during Advent, I came up with a plan:  I was going to calligraph the Nicene Creed for her, which she loved. I chose to break the lines where we pause when we speak the Creed during…

New Work: Floral Bridesmaids’ Luncheon Invitation

  For this recent bridesmaids’ luncheon invitation, I incorporated hand drawn elements, calligraphy, and a serif typeface, then printed on a cream textured paper to give the piece a vintage, feminine feel. I like how the bouquet contrasts the simplicity, almost starkness, of the rest of the piece.

Paper & Clay

Paper & Clay

My favorite fine art class at Auburn was Ceramics. Each class, we’d collect clumps of clay from large garbage cans, roll it into slabs or throw it on the wheel, then apply a glaze before finally placing the piece in the kiln for firing. This was such a departure from sitting at a desk looking at the computer…

The Endless Immensity of the Sea

Chance Emails, Inspiration, & Sharing the Magic City

Chance Emails, Inspiration, & Sharing the Magic City

About a year and a half ago, I got an email from a stranger in New York City, seeking advice on what to see/do/eat on a short trip to Birmingham. He had seen a comment I made on Jen Causey’s Instagram, checked out my (previous) website, and found my contact information.  This stranger was John Maloney, a Gadsden,…