Welcome to Laughing Wren Studio, LLC
WHAT I DO BEST
Composing, Capturing & Crafting Your Message
You have great ideas. You’re talented. You do exceptional work. If you are like most people, however, clearly communicating what it is that you do can be a bit of a challenge. Whether you need help crafting a compelling message, composing an eye-catching design and intuitive layout, or capturing unique and professional imagery that will entice your audience to delve deeper, I’ll work with you to create a polished final product on time and within budget.
WRITING & EDITING
When it comes to writing, I am passionate, thorough, experienced, and enjoy both creative and technical pursuits. I can generate persuasive website copy, technology opportunity fact sheets, quarterly reports, biographies, magazines, nomination letters, fundraising letters, and more.
A professional brand is more critical than ever to your professional success. I will work with you to generate engaging imagery that will attract your target audience and meet your unique specifications. I offer a wide variety of services including logo design, brochures, business cards, flyers, and WordPress websites.
Nothing can pull at the heartstrings of your audience quite like a great photograph. My clients love that I offer “one stop shopping.” I can write a story, design the layout, and provide custom digital imagery, saving you both time and money.
Alleghany County Chamber of Commerce | Alleghany Memorial Hospital | A Simple Gesture | Chapman Law Firm | Duke Anesthesiology | Duke Eye Center | Duke Fertility Center | Elk Creek Artisan Foods | Empty Bowls of Alleghany County | Hensley Law Firm, PLLC | InnoVector Tech LLC | Intelisure LLC | NAPCO | NC 23rd District Bar Association | Roberts Law Group PLLC | SouthCreek Pizza Co. | Simon Says Monogram Everything | The Greensboro Housing Coalition | The Law Office of Heather R. Klein | The Law Office of Neaves and Gillespie, PA | The Posh Fox of Roaring Gap
SAMPLES OF MY WORK
Click on the individual project to learn more, or click on a skill set to filter projects by type.
- graphic design
NASA Technology Solutions Sheets
Duke Ophthalmology’s 2018 Vision Magazine
Patient Testimonials for Duke Fertility Center
Headshots for Roberts Law Group, PLLC
Website Content, Design & Photography
photography / graphic design / writing
Duke Ophthalmology’s 2016 Vision Magazine
Duke Anesthesiology’s 2015 BluePrint
photography / graphic design
Duke Anesthesiology’s 40th Anniversary BluePrint
photography / writing
- Lauren Marcilliat, owner of Laughing Wren Studio, LLC, is a freelance writer and graphic designer based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Lauren has a degree in graphic design from Auburn University, a knack for photography, and has worked in marketing, development, event planning, and recruiting as a former employee of both Duke Medicine and Wilkes Community College. This combination of skills and experience gives her a unique perspective when approaching a new project, allowing her to quickly grasp the big picture, tailor your message to your audience, and generate fresh, engaging content that makes you shine.
- Lauren works out of her home, which she shares with her husband Kevin and her three sons, James, Ethan, and Brooks. As a mother of three small children, Lauren doesn’t have much free time. On the rare occasion that she gets a few minutes to herself, she likes to spend them reading a good book, photographing her children, exercising, gardening, or baking.
“LAUREN BRINGS BOTH STRONG WRITING AND EXCELLENT DESIGN TO PROJECTS”
Working with Lauren is a joy. She is strategic in her approach to each piece, provides the highest quality of writing, and collaborates well with both clients and other consultants. Lauren has a wonderful way with people, putting them at ease when she interviews them to gather content for a piece. That unique ability allows her to get a real grasp on their personality and the passion that drives their work, which enhances the quality of the finished project. With regard to web design and content, she has proven to have a special knack with our nonprofit clients, providing tangible and valued improvements, while being practical in her approach. Lastly, the fact that Lauren brings both strong writing and excellent design to projects means that her clients benefit from a more comprehensive approach to their communications pieces.
NANNETTE STANGLE-CASTOR, PhD | PRESIDENT | INNOVECTORTECH INC.
“SHE OFFERED GREAT SUGGESTIONS AND WORKED TIRELESSLY TO GET THE RESULTS THAT BOTH SHE AND WE WANTED”
Lauren Marcilliat did an absolutely fabulous job of redesigning our company website. She transformed our outdated site into a modern and very attractive site. She offered great suggestions and worked tirelessly to get the results that both she and we wanted. Lauren took the time to familiarize herself with our custom products and the industries we work with, giving her the knowledge she needed to get our message out.
DEBBIE BARE | PROJECT MANAGER | NAPCO
“LAUREN WAS ABLE TO MAKE OUR CONTENT APPEAR FRESH AND ORGANIZED”
We are very pleased to have worked with Laughing Wren Studio to create a new firm brochure and business card template. Lauren was able to make our content appear fresh and organized. If our marketing materials reflect the work of a professional like Lauren, our potential clients understand that we too will provide them with a professional work product.
We appreciate Laughing Wren Studio and encourage other businesses to consult with Lauren for their marketing and design projects.
ANNA MCLEOD, JD | ATTORNEY | CHAPMAN LAW FIRM
“SHE LISTENS TO HER CLIENT TO DEVELOP WHAT WORKS BEST FOR THEM”
Working with Lauren is a pleasure. As talented as a designer as she is, she listens to her client to develop what works best for them. Our final logo is terrific and was able to be trademarked as well.
MICHAEL MADAN | SOUTHCREEK PIZZA CO.