I do the marketing, so you can do your job.

Is this you? You run a small business, but barely have enough time to do the thing you're paid to do? That flyer, mailer, presentation, logo update--it's just one other thing on your plate? With over a decade of marketing experience working for international brands, I am here with the creative, scrappy, fast and effective ideas that will build your business.  



branding + logos




copy writing + blogging


lifestyle photography


website + e-newsletters


listing presentations
+ Sales Collateral


Jump Start Package

Looking for a fast and easy way to jump start your business? This package is perfect for anyone looking for the fundamentals: get a logo, professionally written bio/profile, and a few other treats in just two weeks!


Portfolio Highlights

Millie Rosenbloom

After 20+ years of work as one of the top brokers in Chicagoland, Millie wanted effective tools to help promote her advice, resources and recommendations to a wider audience. To help showcase the client's expertise and emphasis on client service, we transformed her marketing and website into go-to resources for all things Chicagoland real estate: FAQs, advice and resources, news and vendor recommendations. 

Work completed: Mobile-friendly website, presentations, sales collateral, logo, custom e-newsletter template, photography, ongoing blog content, profile rewrite, mailers and events.

“Lauren is the creative thinker I was looking for to spearhead my marketing efforts. I truly believe my marketing and branding is some of the best in the business, thanks in large part to Lauren’s vision. She’s smart, innovative, creative and efficient, and when she says work will be done, it is always done. I am thrilled to have Lauren on my team, and would recommend her to any broker.”
— Millie Rosenbloom

Busby Realty Group

Busby Realty Group had a clear vision of the original, custom marketing they wanted to create, it was a matter of bringing the vision to life. Much like the service Busby Realty group provides to their clients, the website we created together acts as a resource, and a marketing machine for listings.

Work completed: Mobile-friendly website, custom e-newsletter template, photography, ongoing blog content, and profile rewrite.

Calling all small business owners – Lauren is your answer! I have a background in marketing, have owned my small business in real estate for over a decade, and have been looking for someone who “gets it” and is also attentive and hands-on. Lauren is exactly that. Not only does she assess your company’s needs and make a customized plan based on that, but she is incredibly creative, hands-on, detail oriented and a gifted project manager. I have never been able to find an incredibly talented creative director, who also has a business mind to manage the entire campaign/launch/project start to finish. Lauren can do all of that, all while offering amazing service and becoming your friend and advocate. Lauren can do it all! Do yourself a favor and hire her to help with any of your marketing needs!
— Julie Busby

Platinum Homes

A high-end builder throughout the north side of Chicago, Platinum Homes wanted to refresh their branding to better represent the look of their properties. We started with an entirely new logo concept. From there we created a new website to highlight the breadth and depth of their building experience through a compelling yet straightforward structure.

Work completed: Mobile-friendly website and logo.


Maureen McCarthy

Maureen wanted to create a way to highlight her neighborhood knowledge, and create an online destination for hyper-local tips, information and local business highlights. Maureen is all about going the extra mile for her clients, and maureen-mccarthy.com is just the latest expression of that intent.

Work completed: Mobile-friendly website, custom e-newsletter template, photography, logo, and profile rewrite.

Lauren did an incredible job designing my new website from start to finish! I loved her organization of the entire project, and she always kept me on task until it was completed. Lauren was very professional and it was obvious from the get go she had the skill set to figure out how to create a brand. She is a good listener and very creative when she applied my ideas. Her corporate background was an asset to getting my website completed and her follow up is excellent. I highly recommend her!
— Maureen McCarthy

Barker Group

Barker Group was looking to grow their business through bridging their highly successful offline marketing with online strategies. Barker Group's new website showcases their expertise in selling "the unsellable," and creates relationships through providing valuable resources. To stay in touch, Barker Group sends a monthly e-newsletter. 

Work completed: Mobile-friendly website, profile video, logo, photography, custom e-newsletter template, ongoing blog content and profile rewrite. 

“Soliciting Lauren’s services has proven to be one of the best decisions I could have made to further my business. Her quick thinking and marketing expertise shone through as she implemented years of communication experience at the meeting table with invaluable advice and utilized the most modern and cost effective marketing tools to ensure our business had the means to monitor our success as we rolled out Lauren’s strategy.”
— Paul Barker

Development, branding and e-commerce strategy for lifestyle brand

As a new-to-the-market product, Pinky needed all the trappings of a lifestyle brand, but fast, and on a tight budget. As a line of all-natural dry skin relief products, Pinky was looking for beautiful, yet trustworthy and functional branding. After thorough market and target consumer analyses, we developed the brand voice and identity. Next came the actual deliverables of logo, brand story, and label design...brought to market in less than one month! With product's packaging in place, we then setup Pinky's e-commerce, sales collateral, photography, and social media. 

Work completed: Product packaging, logo, brand story, e-commerce and photography. 


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