Lauren is a visual artist specializing in multimedia storytelling for nonprofits, NGOs and small to mid-size businesses, resulting in positive community change. Through her expert use of the latest in video, photography and audio technology, Lauren helps organizations produce compelling, heartwarming stories to get their message across.
With the power of online video, social media and crowdsourcing at an all-time high, nonprofits need these high-quality tools to communicate their message and create real impact.
Lauren’s passion is to create multimedia stories that inspire a call to action so they can have a direct impact on the people and the places where the stories were captured. She hopes to help shift the momentum away from the fear and tragedy-focused news of today’s media, toward stories in which people are making a positive difference.
After 15 years of working in finance (MBA – University of Chicago), Lauren’s entrepreneurial spirit and life-long passion for photography led her to establish an event photography company, Digital Photos, Inc., which she ran successfully for 10 years. As an early adopter of blue/green screen technology and digital imaging, she brought a consistently unique vision to a loyal national clientele of corporations, private organizations and universities including:• Anixter, Boston Consulting, Canadian Tourism Commission, Cancer Research Treatment Foundation, Car and Driver Magazine, Community Renewal Society, Drake University, Film New Mexico, Ford Motor, Freeman McCue, Kawasaki, Marriott, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Price Waterhouse Consulting, Shedd Aquarium Chicago, Toyota, W.W. Grainger and others.
Lauren started Major Multimedia, Inc. and joined up with the other Sociabrite partners to facilitate her desire to use visual storytelling and social networking to advocate for change worldwide.
Lauren resides in Chicago. When she’s not on multimedia assignments or in the studio editing, she’s busy enjoying adventure travel, watching football with her children, or reading a captivating book by the fireplace.
Email Lauren at email@example.com
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