Laura was raised in a mid-century modern house in Manhattan Beach, California. She found inspiration at the age of 5 in the artwork of her best friend’s father who (she realized many years later) was Donald Putnam, a pivotal artist and instructor teaching at the college she would attend: Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design. Upon graduation Laura moved to New York City to jump-start her career. After developing her style in New York for 12 years, she returned to California and set up shop in the Hollywood Hills with her husband - and known designer of letterforms - Michael Doret. Laura’s graphic approach to illustration has been inspired by the great poster artists of the early 20th century, who have most influenced her because of the simplicity and directness of their work in terms of graphic elements, as well as their ability to communicate an idea quickly and efficiently. Economy in imagery and design has always been the motivating force behind her art. She also has a great appreciation for the innovative use of typography and it’s incorporation into a design. She attempts to integrate type with imagery and occasionally (when budgets allow) will work together with her husband Michael.