LAUREN DEFILIPPO is a lifestyle photographer and graphic designer based in Evergreen, Colorado. Originally from the East Coast, Lauren studied photography as an undergraduate at Muhlenberg College. However, it wasn't until she began to pursue a degree in graphic arts at Parsons School of Design that she ever thought to pick up the camera professionally.

First establishing herself as a restaurant and lifestyle photographer in New York City, Lauren relocated to Colorado in 2014. Since then, she has contributed to local publications including 5280 Magazine, Cherry Creek Lifestyle and Fellow Magazine. She also regularly provides food and travel coverage for LA-based publication Life & Thyme. That editorial storytelling also informs her design, branding and storytelling projects as the co-founder of Cognoscenti Creative—a full-service agency serving the creative needs of emerging artisans, startups and other small businesses.


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LIFE & THYME MAGAZINE

SOUTH MAIN REAL ESTATE | SURF HOTEL

LARIMER SQUARE

RICHARD SANDOVAL RESTAURANTS

FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS

CRAFTSY

GREEN CHEF

CHERRY CREEK LIFESTYLE

INSTITUTE OF CULINARY EDUCATION

CORNER POST MEATS

WILDSAM FIELD GUIDES

EXPLORE FITNESS

STUMPTOWN COFFEE

FEED MEDIA

FELLOW MAGAZINE

SOMETHING INDEPENDENT

EDIBLE BEATS RESTAURANTS

SILVER SPORK SOCIAL

TEDX MILE HIGH

HAIKU FOODS

URBAN VILLAGES REAL ESTATE

A NOTTE DENVER


Lauren has been wonderful to work with. She immediately has grasped all of the concepts that we were looking for on a wide range of design projects. I first found Lauren's work in New York and she provided exceptional, timely work. When I moved to Australia, my new company decided to work with her yet again. She is reliable, prompt and very creative, even with a 15 hour time difference! She has always managed to find solutions for what we are looking for and make creative suggestions.

Dara Levine, Cast Iron Communications

I worked with Lauren on a leasing brochure for a unique project my company is developing in Seattle. I thoroughly appreciated Lauren's process, thoughtful method, and professionalism. She clearly communicated every step and was wonderfully responsive. I look forward to working again with her in the future and highly recommend her services.

Sallie Hutcheson, Urban Villages / Larimer Square

We would recommend Lauren to anyone looking for help with branding! Lauren didn't hesitate to travel a few hours to come work with us at The Way Home in Carbondale and when she arrived after such a long drive was eager to get started. Her work shows great care and artistry in every photo! If you're reading this... hire her. You will be so happy you did!

Jes Tilton, The Way Home

Lauren is one of those rare designers who thoroughly understands the business side of things. First of all, she's really talented - and for me that means she intuitively understands what's needed and can then develop creative design solutions that stand out. Second - and equally important - she's a true pro. She's easy to communicate with, doesn't need hand holding and delivers on time. Her work has been a huge asset for me and my clients.

Josh Lohmer, Anabliss

Lauren always impresses me with her attention to detail and ability to take feedback and iterate on a concept. She's a dream to work with, doesn't bring ego into the creative process and on top of everything does great work. Can't recommend enough.

Woody Roseland, Roseland Creative Co.