Advising

Creative Service from Laurelow

Need a helping hand with your fine art, graphic design, or written content? You can receive and offer feedback with interactive, high-quality video calls. Get to know a trusted creative collaborator.

Advising
A note from Lauren

Why offer both Media and Advising?

Because I’ve learned from the past to provide a more engaging future.

As a student, I often wished for consistent, personalized instruction about subjects that both intrigued and challenged me. In-class peer reviews, artistic critiques, and literary discussions were not only interesting; they also accelerated my growth as both an analytical and creative learner.

As an artist, designer, and writer, working alone for hours at a time has allowed me to express what seem to be the best concepts from my point of view. I welcome revisions, as my goal is not to create exclusively for myself, but to reach an agreement that satisfies all of us and leads organizations along with the people they serve to flourish. However, when the revision process begins, clients often make helpful suggestions that could have been more efficiently applied much earlier.

My typical client deeply understands his or her company’s mission, objectives, and target market; all of these aspects and more guide my design and writing. This is why I believe that the best media is made by contractors and clients who are both directly involved in the creative process in real time as often as possible.

If you are a business owner, you will never be left to wonder if the design or written content you have ordered is progressing in a way that best suits your needs; rather, you can offer suggestions to me about how you would like our project to progress. The work will truly be a team effort, and our combined knowledge will be evident in the final product.

Frequently Asked Questions

To ensure we can communicate clearly, you will need a reliable high-speed internet connection and a computer or laptop with built-in speakers and a microphone. Please familiarize yourself with the Google Meet video conferencing platform and install the Chrome Remote Desktop extension for requesting or giving remote control. You will then be able to use any materials specifically relevant to your project that have been discussed beforehand.

In addition to a quality internet connection, Mac computer, and Google Meet, Lauren may use the following:

  • Pencil and pen drawings, acrylic and watercolor paintings, and handwritten notes captured with an IPEVO document camera, which faces downward toward paper on a desk
  • Adobe Creative Cloud programs including Photoshop for photo editing, Illustrator for digital illustration, InDesign for document design, and AfterEffects for video editing
  • Adobe Acrobat DC, a general PDF editor
  • Microsoft Office programs such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Only if you want them to be. Some participants find that re-watching advising meetings significantly strengthens their knowledge. However, all discussions and projects will remain confidential and no call will be recorded without your optional signature. Read Laurelow’s complete privacy policy to learn more.

Depending on your needs, you can choose from either an hourly or flat rate. For details, please contact Lauren.

Yes; any participant must be 18 years of age or older. Although many younger people have the dedication to build upon their already-exceptional achievements and clearly express their goals, this requirement helps to ensure their independence and self-motivation.

If you request them, expect to receive original artwork or printed product(s) (additional shipping costs may apply), high-resolution digital files, and/or written documents to you after the call, along with a follow-up email linking any digital resources you may need.

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