what's your name, where you are from & what you do for work and fun?
Lauren (left): My name is Lauren Dickens, and I was born & raised in North Texas, but have lived here in Austin for about 15 years now(!!!). I'm a Designer and Creative Director of my own practice specializing mostly in brand identity development. At heart I consider myself a creative—meaning that the methods, labels, and distinctions within my practice are secondary to whatever I'm trying to communicate. As a professional problem solver, I embrace every project with fresh eyes and really try to open myself up to new processes and modalities. My personal work is often informed by the very things that inspire me (go figure), which are also the things I have a lot of fun doing—running (often the first step in my creative process), cooking, playing records, driving my truck through the hill country, mulling over art books, pondering human nature and the philosophies that try to make sense of it, getting buckets, building fires with close friends.
Samantha (right): My name is Samantha Garrett. I was born in San Antonio and raised in Houston, and now I have lived in Austin for 19 years! I work as an accountant at ACL Live. When I am not working in Microsoft Excel, I am addicted to playing golf. It's got a bad rep, but I think as more and more younger people from diverse backgrounds take up the game, its image is slowly changing for the better. I'm proud to be a part of that change. Other than that, I love nerding out on history books, just one after the other.