Born of a photographer and a seamstress, Laurie has grown up in a diverse and supportive artistic environment that has exposed her to many art and craft forms. While she attended university for fine arts, she now identifies as an illustrator and comic artist.

Laurie currently resides in Louisville, KY, where she has worked in a pottery factory, advertising agency, art museum, and jewelry studio. She has been self-employed as a freelance illustrator and fine artist, since she was sixteen-years-old. Her work can be found in the occasional local gallery, coffee shop, or Flea Off Market.

Laurie graduated as an Honors student at Western Kentucky University, receiving a B.F.A. in painting and a B.A. in graphic design in May 2014.