LAUREN DEFILIPPO is a graphic designer and photographer based in Colorado. A graduate of Parsons, The New School for Design, Lauren worked in the design departments of AvroKo and Ceci New York before relocating to Colorado, where she served as the Brand Manager for Richard Sandoval Restaurants for three years. Her dual talents in graphics and still images make her an exceptional resource for brands seeking a coherent visual strategy, and her freelance client list has grown to include numerous restaurants and artisanal businesses.

Over the course of her career, Lauren has crafted dozens of branding, logo, illustration and web design concepts, from album artwork for emerging musicians to full visual rebrands for established restaurant concepts. Behind her designs is a photographer's eye, and her time behind the camera is a never-ending source of inspiration. Though Lauren's photo experience began with formal training in college, it wasn't until she launched her design career in 2010 that she began to pursue photography professionally. Since then, she has shot everything from action photography for fitness startups and intimate engagement shoots to her current focus: the field of food and dining. Since moving to Denver, Lauren has contributed to local publications such as 5280 Magazine, Cherry Creek Lifestyle and Fellow Magazine, while also providing regular Colorado and travel coverage for Life & Thyme.

In 2016, Lauren launched a full-service branding agency - Cognoscenti Creative - with her sister, Carly, who is a copywriter and content strategist in NYC.


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LIFE & THYME MAGAZINE

SOUTH MAIN REAL ESTATE | SURF HOTEL

LARIMER SQUARE

RICHARD SANDOVAL RESTAURANTS

CRAFTSY

GREEN CHEF

CHERRY CREEK LIFESTYLE

INSTITUTE OF CULINARY EDUCATION

CORNER POST MEATS

WILDSAM FIELD GUIDES

EXPLORE FITNESS

STUMPTOWN COFFEE

FEED MEDIA

FELLOW MAGAZINE

FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS

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.