Hi there! My name is Laurie and I’m the owner of LaurieMarieGraphics here in Yardley, Pennsylvania. I really appreciate your visit and I’m so excited to share my life story, experiences, goals, and love for art and design with you!
I started this business as a side job while I was working full time as an in-house Graphic Designer in New Jersey. As I worked 9-5 I came to realize that there was not enough time in the day to really devote myself to my business. Clients began to increase and I continued to work after I came home from work and I worked on the weekends to boot! It was exhausting (but the good kind of exhausting). With a lot of thought and A LOT of prayer I knew what I would do. “I’m going to quit my job and concentrate on LMG!” But it wasn’t that easy… “what about the bills and what if I don’t have enough work??” Despite my questions, I knew that this was the right thing to do (and I have an amazing husband who supports me 100%) so I gave my two weeks and hoped for the best! In no time at all (thanks to my best friend Dara), I got a major client in need of a 100 page catalog! It was then that my mind was at ease and I knew I did the right thing. The projects continued to be steady and I praise God everyday for that! I’m truly doing what I love and I couldn’t be happier.
As for my past…I’ve always been artistic and creative. As a child, my Christmas presents were always sketch books, calligraphy sets, clay, markers, you get it. Well actually, who am I kidding, those are still the types of presents I get! Some girls get jewelry from their husbands and my husband comes home with easels, portable hard drives, canvases, and pencils! But anyway, I grew up in Jersey and lived there until I was 28 (except when I moved to Philly for college, where I studied Graphic Design.) After I graduated I met the love of my life, got married, and started this business.