We’re about big visions and tiny details and work with clients we truly believe in, telling their beautiful and inspiring stories that will help drive our world toward action. Our work represents the stories of movers and shakers, risk takers, activists, business owners, and nonprofit leaders who are turning ideas inside out and industry relationships upside down. We are HumanKIND.
Hey, friends! For those of you who are new, I'm Lauren and I live my life on faith, design and coffee. I founded Studio Humankind to specialize in ethical storytelling for organizations tackling complex social issues around the globe. I believe design can and should inspire critical thought and positive action. As a community-centered design studio, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, with the goal of creating a more equitable, just world. We are working to create change by sharing stories, voices, and missions that need to be heard across cultures. I strive to help others see the world and be inspired by humankind through heart, harmony, and authenticity. Together we have the opportunity to create brave spaces where all voices can be heard, biases challenged and solutions arrived at together. This work is unending. I remain steadfast in my dedication to use our collective power and platforms to dismantle inequity, promote diversity and inclusion, and together, design a better world.
Jenny is a motivational speaker, yoga teacher, published author and life coach. Her journey with addiction and healing has created a story she deeply wanted to share with others. She created this brand to guide women through self-actualization and healing. I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to expand her message beyond the page of her ~launching soon~ memoir for all to hear. Learn about her story (and visit her new brand and web design by yours truly!) at jennyeatstheworld.co.
As a young one in my industry, I've always felt pressure to live up to others in order to prove myself and my worth. But then I remember the value of my education and just how fortunate I am to have had the education I did at my university. I am blessed that this not only empowers me to help provide eloquent and cohesive visual impact, but also partner my work with strategic planning to get to the deepest heart of your mission and bring that very voice and vision into your work.
We see patterns every day without realizing it, but they always make a strong impact on our perception of things, whether that be in a brand, custom-made products, interior design, and even nature. This one was Bhutanese-inspired (I love cultural patterns!) and created with a stamp-effect for our beautiful women at Stitching Change. This pattern, now integrated into their brand identity, was first stamped on their market tote bags for sale in Kansas City. Their founder, Rakmi, said it reminds her of home.
Behind every project I deliver is countless hours of refining plans that serve how my organizations want to be portrayed. The most beautiful part, however, is the tremendous impact at the end when my clients see it all come together.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So how big of an impact do you want to make on your audience? If you want to stand out from the crowd and create a memorable experience, then you’re going to need a brand that gives you power, tools and flexibility to create a cohesive identity. That, and maybe a little bit of coffee by your side. Collaboration w/ @clockworkad in Kansas City
You have to WANT it. If you don’t fully invest in the business you’re looking to grow, how can you expect anyone else to do the same? New blog post at link in bio :)
I'm so excited to announce that... ~ STUDIO HUMANKIND IS LIVE! ~ As many of you know, I’ve had the ~pleasure~ of going through what you may call a self-identity “crisis” in the last few years. “Hey Lauren. I saw you rebranded AGAIN?” Yes. Yes I did. And while I felt I was keeping too much of that weight on my shoulders, I finally decided I needed to let that go. So yes, friends, here I am confessing that I am OKAY with it. I’ve proud that I’ve worked so hard to make it to where I am today. And maybe it’s a visible change, but regardless, it’s change. So now you ask why. Though beautiful, the things I had developed weren't the most authentic version of my own voice that I wanted others to hear. It's so easy to fall into a "mold" of what you think you should be doing just to fit in or make it through something new and altogether just scary, especially when doing it alone. I started to find my soul again when I stopped to pause the world around me- or rather, the world did that. Thanks COVID?! I guess. But it began long before now. I spent months thinking of all of the things I would have been proud of and excited for when I was a child if I were to look at the life I was living today. So here it is, world. In all of it's beautiful glory and let me just say, I AM JUST SO HAPPY AND GRATEFUL. So National Geographic dreams?! Bring it on. I may be doing it in my own way, but hey, I’m doing it. And isn’t that enough?
Ever since I was a kid, I would collect planners and notebooks like they were candy. Color-coded. Tabbed. The works. Now I stare at these things with anxiety while I burst out laughing. Funny we're all still trying to make 2020 happen, as if we had a choice...