Lauren is passionate about start-ups, technology & minimalist design.
Hey! I'm a product designer, researcher and entrepreneur. I'm currently directing design at Homebound. Our team's mission is to overhaul the home building process and create a new experience around the customer. Many of our customers are natural disaster survivors who are rebuilding their homes.
Previously, I led the product design team at Guild Education. While at Guild, I designed several of their first version products, started their design system, and established their design team. Guild’s mission is to facilitate an affordable education for America’s 64 million working adults without a college degree.
Before Guild, I co-founded the venture-backed start-up, Glassbreakers, as Chief Product Officer. Glassbreakers began as a women’s peer-to-peer mentoring network. The company later pivoted into making enterprise software to support Fortune 500 diversity, equity, and inclusion teams as a core business function.
After graduate school, I moved from Boulder to San Francisco where I designed and built experiences at AKQA for the world's largest brands like Audi, Jordan & Activision. Throughout the years, I have also advised or consulted with a number of start-ups including: Vivante Health, Havenly, Hello Walden, Kip Health, Mosss, & Simple Habit.