Laura Wilkens

About

I’m a senior art director and designer, living in Chicago.

I spent more than three years surrounded by pups while designing dog food packaging. Now my life is all about shopper marketing for SC Johnson. Go grocery shopping with me and you’ll be stuck wandering the home cleaning aisle looking at toilet gels and specialty cleaners every. single. trip. #storechecks

I’m an avid hiker, lover of National Parks, and personal travel planner for my friends. I have this side hustle that you could say is a bit of a success: @adriftaesthetic and adriftaesthetic.com and I’m constantly looking for a new place to spent my weekends and PTO.

I worked at Brookfield Zoo for 11 years so I know some pretty crazy animal facts and I have an unhealthy obsession with mid-century modern architecture.

If you want to chat, collaborate, or hire me to plan your next vacay, just reach out.


MENTIONS AND ACCOLADES

2017
- Graphic Design USA American Package Design Award: Animal & Pets for "Nature's Logic Packaging"

2016
- Minted.com Jury Pick Winner for Child Fabric Design Challenge for design "Bold Balloon Animals"

2015
- Nature's Logic Feline Kibble wins Pet Product News Editors Choice Award at the SuperZoo Trade Show

2014
- Nature's Logic Packaging Redesign First Look featured in Pet Business Magazine, November 2014
- Graphic Design USA American Graphic Design Award, Student for "Senior Thesis: Rebranding Brookfield Zoo"
- Profiled in Pet Product News International, February 2014, regarding new faces in the pet industry
- Honoree at the 2014 Ravenswood ArtWalk film competition for stop-motion animation, "8 Ball Stud"

2013
- Medical Anomaly Infographic featured in AIGA Behance Member's Gallery, for promoting new design thinking
- 2nd Place, Best in Show at Loyola Graduate Exhibition for "University Thesis: Rebranding Brookfield Zoo

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SELECT CLIENTS

Bravo Pet Foods
Chicago Canine Rescue
Company of Animals
Gannon Center for Women and Leadership
Glade
Inaba Ciao Cat Treats
Kiwi Shoe Care
Loyola University Chicago
Nature’s Logic
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Pangea Educational Development
Petsafe
Pleasant Home Foundation
Pledge
Wholistic Pet Organics
Ziploc