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Lauren  Vingilis

Lauren
Vingilis

artist

Lauren Vingilis is the talented lady behind Lunah Designs. A Sydney based graphic artist, textile designer and typographer, we recently spotted Lauren’s work on Sydney band Little May’s national tour poster, For The Company.

Lauren spends her days designing textile graphics for Seafolly swimwear, creating new typefaces or dreaming up brand visuals for a host of Aussie musicians; and that’s when she’s not studying a Bachelor of Graphic Design. We’ve fallen in love with her style, all ethereal tones with a touch of gritty. This lady is certainly one to watch.

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27-06-2016

On the wall

Visual insights with graphic artist Lauren Vingilis

Question number 1 Favourite pair of shoes
Question number 2 View from your window
Question number 3 Something you can't live without
Question number 4 Most loved object in your house
Question number 5 Something that inspires you
Question number 6 A selfie for the wall
Question number 7 What represents your work at present
Question number 8 Favourite food this week
Question number 9 Texture, colour, or both
Question number 10 Screensaver on your phone
The long story

01.When did you realise you were creative?

I remember when I was in Kindergarten I would only work with certain colour combinations when choosing pencils, paints etc. I think it was a sign of my early OCD in design work. It may not necessarily have been a moment of realisation, but it definitely demonstrated that I had a particular way of doing things from a young age!

02.What do you currently do for work?

I currently freelance for Seafolly Australia in the textile graphics department and also freelance and design everything from logos to EP covers, branding and free hand calligraphy.

03.Have you always worked in this field?

My ultimate goal has been to work in the design field, even when studying Fine Arts at one stage. Creating has always been an urge, and discovering what I dislike has always been just as important. I loved metalwork at one stage and seriously considered it, but realised it didn’t fit in with my personality. I just didn’t have the patience that was required for that!

04.What inspires you the most at present?

Design is my life, but music is my love. I absolutely am inspired by the way music makes me feel and move so I love being able to incorporate my passion for design and help craft a branding for those in the music industry. 

05.Your favourite project to date?

Something I’m actually working on right now! I was so inspired by a song I heard while on holidays in Bali, that I contacted the artist straight away and said that I’d love to work with them. It’s a bit of a secret at the moment but will be released soon!

06.Talk us through an average work day?

No day is typically the same, and thats what I love. I am uninspired with routine but coffee, yoga and catching up on Soundcloud are the usual constants. 

07.Who are your biggest style influences?

Leif Podhajsky and Nick Thomm are both huge style influences. 

08.Your idea of a dream project?

My dream project at the moment is to be an Art Director for a big music festival. To have complete creative control over all the details, everything from the backstage passes to the street campaign to the tickets themselves. I always have had a passion for those smaller details and know how important they are to the whole experience. People collect those wristband tickets which just demonstrates the value people place on that kind of memorabilia. 

09.The biggest challenge in your career?

Probably going back to what I said earlier about working out what I don’t like being just as important as what I do like to create. Importantly, creating my own personal design aesthetic has been challenging but also the most rewarding when someone can recognise your work without seeing the name behind it.

10.What are you looking forward to?

To never settling. Kanye said it best when he said “What I want to explain to everybody out there is, like, I make music. I can do it, but I shouldn’t be limited to one place of creativity.” I completely agree, I want to design everything from skateboards to textile prints to who the f*ck else knows. I just want to take my design as far as it can possibly go.

The long story

01.When did you realise you were creative?

I remember when I was in Kindergarten I would only work with certain colour combinations when choosing pencils, paints etc. I think it was a sign of my early OCD in design work. It may not necessarily have been a moment of realisation, but it definitely demonstrated that I had a particular way of doing things from a young age!

02.What do you currently do for work?

I currently freelance for Seafolly Australia in the textile graphics department and also freelance and design everything from logos to EP covers, branding and free hand calligraphy.

03.Have you always worked in this field?

My ultimate goal has been to work in the design field, even when studying Fine Arts at one stage. Creating has always been an urge, and discovering what I dislike has always been just as important. I loved metalwork at one stage and seriously considered it, but realised it didn’t fit in with my personality. I just didn’t have the patience that was required for that!

04.What inspires you the most at present?

Design is my life, but music is my love. I absolutely am inspired by the way music makes me feel and move so I love being able to incorporate my passion for design and help craft a branding for those in the music industry. 

05.Your favourite project to date?

Something I’m actually working on right now! I was so inspired by a song I heard while on holidays in Bali, that I contacted the artist straight away and said that I’d love to work with them. It’s a bit of a secret at the moment but will be released soon!

06.Talk us through an average work day?

No day is typically the same, and thats what I love. I am uninspired with routine but coffee, yoga and catching up on Soundcloud are the usual constants. 

07.Who are your biggest style influences?

Leif Podhajsky and Nick Thomm are both huge style influences. 

08.Your idea of a dream project?

My dream project at the moment is to be an Art Director for a big music festival. To have complete creative control over all the details, everything from the backstage passes to the street campaign to the tickets themselves. I always have had a passion for those smaller details and know how important they are to the whole experience. People collect those wristband tickets which just demonstrates the value people place on that kind of memorabilia. 

09.The biggest challenge in your career?

Probably going back to what I said earlier about working out what I don’t like being just as important as what I do like to create. Importantly, creating my own personal design aesthetic has been challenging but also the most rewarding when someone can recognise your work without seeing the name behind it.

10.What are you looking forward to?

To never settling. Kanye said it best when he said “What I want to explain to everybody out there is, like, I make music. I can do it, but I shouldn’t be limited to one place of creativity.” I completely agree, I want to design everything from skateboards to textile prints to who the f*ck else knows. I just want to take my design as far as it can possibly go.

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