My name is Laura and I'm a Software Engineer, Illustrator, and Animator living in Austin, TX!

Nice to meet you! Drop me a line: lnd337@gmail.com

About me

Hi! I love all things art and design related, but also have a passion for logic and computer programming. As I keep myself in constant student mode, my curiosity and drive helped me succeed in my academic career and continue to help me learn new things everyday. In my spare time I enjoy drawing, experimenting with new vegan recipes, and caring for my bunny, Sabrina.

These days I am serving as a Software Engineer at HEB Digital in Austin, TX. I've got experience working closely with other designers, content writers, and developers to create customer-facing digital experiences for a variety of organizations and industries. I've done a little bit of everything related to web including user experience design, mock-up creation, and front-end development.

Since my true love has always been cartoons, I also do freelance animation, illustration, and graphic design. One of my favorite projects from the last few years was creating rotoscope animations for OnStory, an award-winning television series produced by the Austin Film Festival. Check your local listings to watch on PBS, or check out the archive of episodes online.

Skills and Experience

In my time working in the tech and creative industries, I've had the pleasure to learn a lot along the way! Here's a quick overview of my skillset.

Engineering 👩🏽‍💻

  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • git
  • React with Hooks
  • Graphql
  • Gatsby JS
  • Styled-components
  • Jest
  • testing-library
  • Vue.js
  • Github
  • Gitlab
  • Jira
  • CI/CD
  • Storybook
  • Php
  • Wordpress
  • Drupal

Design 🖋

  • Prototyping
  • Digital design
  • Wire framing
  • Human centered design
  • UX research
  • Mock-ups
  • Sketch
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Empathy mapping
  • UI patterns for accessibility

Creative 🎨

  • Life drawing
  • Photoshop
  • Videoediting
  • After effects
  • Photography
  • Titles design for film
  • Graphic design
  • Motion graphics
  • Character design
  • Storyboarding
  • Production design for film
  • 2D animation
  • Rotoscope animation

Animation Reel

A quick demo reel of some of my favorite animated projects.