Lauren Hartstone is an Emmy nominated creative director, designer, and live-action director based in New York. Her work spans advertising, film, broadcast and branding.
Lauren holds a BFA degree in visual communication from Washington University in St Louis, where she concentrated in graphic design. Most recently, she worked as a staff creative director at both Gretel and Imaginary Forces, where she led projects for clients such as Google, Coach, Spike TV, BET, HBO, Pepsi and Smirnoff. She has worked on titles for several shows and films, earning two Emmy nominations for main titles Boardwalk Empire and The Pacific. Her prior experience includes Loyalkaspar, Stardust Studios, and MTV Networks.
Lauren’s design work has been featured in Creative Review, Brand New, IdN, Fast Company, and PromaxBDA.
She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Leo, and daughters Sophie & Eliza.
2016 Channel 5 branding featured in Creative Review
2015 Interview and project spreads featured in “Design For Motion”
2015 Earned PromaxBDA Gold for Centric Rebrand
2015 Brand New featured Centric in “Best Rebrands of 2015”
2015 On Jury for the ADC 94th Annual Awards
2012 Speaker at SCAD’s Inspire conference
2011 Earned Emmy Nomination for Boardwalk Empire main titles
2011 Art of the title features Boardwalk empire
2010 Earned Emmy Nomination for The Pacific main titles
2010 Art of the title features The Pacific
2010 PromaxBDA gold for The Pacific titles and Dusk Network Rebrand
2009 Fast company Features Target “Keeps getting Better” and“Herman Miller”
2009 IdN features “Koppel on Discovery” and Herman Miller