Lauren Horzewski


Left-Brained Designer:

Creating Art with Logic

About

Left-brained designer. Excited to brainstorm, problem solve, and be a part of the finished product.


Florida, Inspiration.
My professional development began with the Walt Disney World program in Florida. Cast Members commit to respecting the four keys of The Walt Disney Company: safety, courtesy, show, and efficiency. I carry with me these values and incorporate them into my design work.

California, Education.
My decision to study toy design at Otis College of Art & Design was one of the most proactive decisions I’ve made. The classes were structured enough to give me direction and purpose for my projects, while still allowing me to design a product for my choice of age, gender, theme, and more. At Otis, I began to discover who I am as an artist and my strengths and challenges. I developed and refined skills such as problem solving, self-discipline, and visual communication.

Wisconsin, Profession.
Studying toy design has prepared me in a variety of ways. I developed my three-dimensional thinking through sculpting physically and digitally, prototyping, and playtesting. I also improved my 2D sketching, rendering, and brainstorming skills. It was through a combination of all of these skills and more that my projects would come to fruition. Returning to my home state of Wisconsin opened up the opportunity to pursue a freelance career in toy design with companies such as Jazwares and Spin Master, and I’m ready to bring your ideas to life.

Services

I provide a wide range of services, most commonly creating/revising product documents, creating written and visual direction for product revision comments, and creating vector graphics. Additionally, I offer small scale services including GIF creation, video/photo editing, and document organization. I work mostly in the Adobe suite and am open to other tasks to fit the needs of the client.

Product specification documentsWritten and visual direction for product revisionsPattern/printed graphicsVector artConcept/ideation/technical drawingsOrthographic drawings

Market ResearchGIFsVideo editingPhoto editingDocument organizationFillable forms


If you're interested in working together, I'd love to hear from you!

Email: lauren.horzewski@gmail.com
Call/Text: (414) 614-9161

Resume

Commissions

-Coming Soon-
Contact me for more information

Portfolio

Doll Design

Friendship Abroad: Seeking out the Treasure of Friendship is an immersive & interactive doll line that aids girls 3 and up in learning a second language.
Click Here to learn more about this project.


Melanie Martinez Doll Repaint
2019: Soft Pastels, Watercolor Pencil


Monster High Doll Repaint
2019: Soft Pastels, Watercolor Pencil

Friendship Abroad:
Seeking out the Treasure of Friendship
(2020)

By design, Friendship Abroad’s mission is to impress upon our youngest generation the importance of learning about other languages and cultures, embracing our differences, and building a global community.

The story of the girls is that they met at an exclusive gala at the Louvre. They were gathered to participate in a world wide scavenger hunt competition where the winners receive a million dollars! Their goal is to collect one item to represent every country in the world to then be displayed at the Louvre's new exhibit.

They then go on to travel the world in their hot air balloon, learning about different cultures and languages, and collecting items from countries all around the world!

Each small doll comes with a passport activity book with stickers to "stamp" the passport pages with, and a code that unlocks access to more games and activities online!

As they travel the world looking for items in their hot air balloon, they can land anywhere in the world and transform their balloon into their very own café!

To enhance the language learning and scavenger hunt experience, there are Language Accessory Packs themed after different countries. Each pack includes: a food item, an animal, a two piece activity for the doll that unlocks online games, and a special mystery museum item!

Each of the dolls interact with the items by saying special phrases in English and the country's language. "Mmm... Maple Syrup is delicious! ... Le sirop d'érable est délicieux!"

There are two sizes of each doll, each with a different purpose. The smaller doll is the one to play out the scavenger hunt, interacts with the vehicles & accessories, and has a limited amount of preset phrases. The large doll has a more expansive range of phrases and interactive technology to create an immersive environment for language learning.

To make playing with the large doll an even more immersive experience, there are matching traditional costumes for the girl and her doll!

The fun continues online at FriendshipAbroadDolls.com! Here you can see blog updates from the girls on their scavenger hunt and help them navigate the world and find items through games and activities!

Game Design

Fresh Trades: The Grocery Shopping Game is a strategy card game for more than just the grocery shoppers in the family, it’s fun for everyone! The goal is to collect the right food combinations to complete enough grocery lists and be the first to earn 20 points!
Click Here to learn more about this project.

Fresh Trades:
The Grocery Shopping Game

Attention Valued Shoppers!
Fresh Trades is now holding a HUGE sale! Check out the conveyer belt near aisles 9 & 10 for a wide variety of in-store items, conveniently located all in one place! Our extremely discounted prices ensure that you find everything on your grocery list for an easy and fast trip to the store!
… And clean up on aisle 4.

Fresh Trades: The Grocery Shopping Game is a strategy card game for more than just the grocery shoppers in the family, it’s fun for everyone! The goal is to collect the right food combinations to complete enough grocery lists and be the first to earn 20 points!

Ages: 7+
Players: 3-6

Contents: 160 cards as follows
24 'Grocery List' Cards8 'Gift Cards' (wild cards)8 'Up for Grabs' Cards (trade cards)60 Common food cards (12 of each food)40 Uncommon food cards (8 of each food)20 Rare food cards (4 of each food)
Object: Be the first player to obtain 20 points by completing multiple grocery lists.

Game Set Up:

How to Play:

Ending Your Turn:

The first player to obtain 20 points by completing multiple grocery lists, wins!

Web Design

Click Here to visit the online home of Friendship Abroad, the preschool language learning dolls!


Click Here to visit the website I designed for the graduating Toy Design class of 2020

3D Modeling

Personal Logo Keychain
2020: ZBrush, Rhino, Acrylic


Coin Gif
2020: Rhino, Photoshop


Bells Gif
2020: Rhino, Photoshop


Outer Space Vehicle
2019: Rhino, After Effects


Pokémon AR/VR Game Console
2019: Rhino, After Effects


Laundry Drying Robot
2018: Rhino, Photoshop


Sassily Sweet Treats
2018: Rhino, Photoshop

2D Design

Personal Drawings

Nessie
2021: Illustrator


Yuli
2020: Procreate


Gamer Doodles
2020: Procreate


Jackson's Resolve
Inspired by the Pokemon Trading Card Game. My own version of a supporter card.
2020: Procreate, Photoshop, Illustrator


Animal Crossing Mt. Chiko Villager
Based on my own villager character from Animal Crossing New Leaf.
2020: Procreate


Trainer Jackson
Inspired by Pokémon.
2019: Procreate


Natalie
An early version of Natalie from the Friendship Abroad Doll line
2019: Procreate


Cha Cha Matcha
2019: Procreate


Strawberry Milcery
Based on the original Milcery from the 8th generation Pokémon video game.
2019: Procreate


Abra
Inspired by Pokémon.
2019: Procreate


Shiny Chiko
Inspired by Pokémon.
2018: Procreate


Inq the Octopus
2018: Procreate

Paintings

Milwaukee Postcard
2020: Watercolor


Lilo & Stitch
2020: Watercolor


Door County Rocks
2019: Acrylic


Horse Dala
2019: Acrylic


Pooh Bear Wallpaper
2019: Watercolor


Umby & Espy
Inspired by Pokémon.
2018: Acrylic


Donald
2018: Acrylic


Lauren & Dad at Marina Del Rey
2017: Acrylic


Lauren at It's a Small World
2017: Acrylic


Easter Candy
2017: Acrylic

Project Sketches

Natalie
An early version of Natalie from Friendship Abroad
2019: Procreate


Fresh Trades Game Cards
Drawing the card artwork for Fresh Trades: The Grocery Shopping Game'
2019: Procreate


Scooby-Doo Vehicle Playset
Sketches thinking out the mechanics and play pattern for a Scooby-Doo Vehicle Playset
2019: Procreate


Mechabunny: An Action Figure Line
Sketches for an action figure line called 'Mechabunny'
2018: Pencil


Sassily Sweet Treats
See more of this project in the 3D Modeling section
2018: Pencil

(friendship abroad dolls/packaging, Scooby doo, silly face pancakes, fresh trades, dog logo)

Figure Drawing & Still Life Sketches

A Collection of Figure Drawings
2017-2019: Pencil


Purse Still Life
2019: Procreate


Potato Still Life
2016: Vine Charcoal


Still Life
2016: White Charcoal


Halloween Still Life
2016: Vine Charcoal, Charcoal

Sculpture

Clay Earrings
2019: Polymer Clay


Goku's Ordeal
Inspired by the episode "Goku's Ordeal" from the Dragon Ball Z anime.
2017: Sculpey, Epoxy Resin, Apoxie Sculpt, Wire, Paint


Daft Punk Helmets
Inspired by "The Robots" of the electronic duo Daft Punk
2018: Sclupey, Epoxy Resin, Paint


Baby Dumbo
Inspired by Disney's 1941 classic film Dumbo
2018: Sclupey, Paint


Plant Pottery
A self watering plant potter & turtle succulent planter.
2018: Ceramic

Professional Work


Spin Master

-Small Dolls & Collectibles-
Product Specification Documents; Vector Artwork; Sculpt Direction; Market Research +


Jazwares

-Boys Action Figures // Small/Fashion Dolls-
Product Development; Product Specification Documents; Vector Artwork; Graphic Design +


NightBuddies

-Plush-
Oversee all visual assets: Plush Design; Graphic Design; Packaging Design; Photography; Editing; Social Media +

Jazwares
Pokemon

Belt & Bag Graphic Designs


Chip Art Graphics; Sculpt development of specialty holiday figures


Disk Graphics


Deco (Ai vector art); Sculpt development

Photo Credit: Jazwares

Jazwares
Like Nastya

As featured on Nastya's official Instagram (@LikeNastya) and in her Toys Music Video


Accessory sculpt development; Product specification document development


Accessory sculpt development; Product specification document development


Deco (Ai vector art); Product document development


Product specifications document development; Deco (Ai vector art); Sculpt direction;


Product specifications document development; Deco (Ai vector art); Sculpt direction;


Product specification document development; Orthographic drawings; Sewn In Labels

Photo Credit: Jazwares

Spin Master
Hatchimals

Product specification document creation/development; Sculpt direction;
Deco (Ai vector art) revisions

Photo Credit: Spin Master

Spin Master
B*Pack
B*Pack

Accessory orthographic drawings; Product specification document development

Photo Credit: Spin Master

Spin Master
B*Pack
Whiffies

Product specification document development; Color revisions


Photo Credit: Spin Master

NightBuddies

Photoshop products into photos


Photograph and edit images of products


Social media images


Packaging Design