Lauren Graycar is a graphic designer and publisher. She has collaborated with a range of creative concerns in Los Angeles—where she lives and works—on projects across traditional and new media. A guiding interest in her work is how craft crosses physical and abstract boundaries. Working as a commissioned designer, she believes that a meaningful design process examines where our individual visual biographies intersect.
She has lectured at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Lehigh University, and UCLA Extension on her practice and position within a broader global design context. Past exhibitions include Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California
at the Craft Contemporary (Los Angeles) and Oh!
, a solo exhibition of publishing work at Ditch Projects (Springfield, OR).
she has run the publishing imprint Kima
. Select editions from Kima are archived in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas J. Watson Library special collections. In 2020
she started the collaborative publishing project Cherry
with Nathan Rickard.