Laura Coyle creates distinctive art with wide appeal. Her clients include major brands like Target, Amazon.com, Disney and publications including Better Homes and Gardens and The Wall Street Journal.
Laura made her first foray into product design with Hasbro. She was called upon to refresh the classic Parcheesi board game, a design that had remained unchanged since the early 1900's. The challenge was to create illustrations that would highlight the game’s origins in India and enhance the game's appeal to kids today. In working on Parcheesi, she discovered a love for designing products that can connect with people every day.
Since then, Laura’s gift bag, wrap and paperware designs have appeared on the shelves at Target, Papyrus and Hallmark.
To fuel her enthusiasm for design and drawing, Laura works in a studio overflowing with books on everything from Saul Steinberg, to Mary Blair, Calder and Miro, Adrian gowns and Japanese schoolgirl fashions, world maps and a few Hello Kitty toys.
Laura grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned her BFA from Auburn University, and spent a summer semester painting and studying art history in Cortona, Italy. She started her freelance career living in the East Village in New York City, dropping her portfolios off with art directors while working part time as an assistant to renowned jazz photographer Jimmy Katz. Laura now lives back in her hometown with her husband Clayton, an architect, in their 1950’s ranch house which they renovated together. When she's not drawing and designing, Laura sings with a local Jazz band at venues around Atlanta.
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AAA, AOL, Amazon.com, American Express, AstraZeneca, Better Homes and Gardens, Cingular, Cargill, The Christian Science Monitor, Continental Airlines, Cooking Light Magazine, Delta, Disney, Frommers, Hallmark, Hasbro, Honda, National Geographic Explorer, Neenah Paper, Nickelodeon, PC Magazine, Papyrus, Random House, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Target Tide, UPS, Utne Reader, Visa, The Wall Street Journal, Wal Mart
Laura launched illustratoring.com as a place to gather her extensive library of tutorials and Adobe Illustrator classes. Laura has taught hundreds of students in her popular online classes and counts more than 15,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel. Laura was a presenter at the CreativePro conference in 2017. Her work has been featured in the Illustrator CC WOW! book, Smashing Magazine, and she has taught for Wacom and TrainSimple.com. Laura is now an Illustrator instructor with Pluralsight