Laura Elsenraat

Laura Elsenraat - Designer

Overland Park, KS, USA

I am a graphic designer and art director with 20+ years designing gift product, 4 of those years designing gift books for Hallmark Cards.

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Overview

In my 20+ years as a designer and art director for Hallmark Cards, I have worked on books, puzzles, calendars, gift products, party ware and greeting cards. Designing covers and interiors for books is definitely my passion; I love collaborating with writers and editors to bring great writing and content to life in a beautifully designed book. I have designed gift books in the baby/kid category, and for adults in categories such as encouragement, birthday, inspiration/appreciation, faith and just-for-fun.

I am a highly conceptual thinker and have had years of experience designing unique formats and utilizing compelling materials and processes to make a book shine. I can help you create that "wow" factor needed to set your book apart from the rest! Whether it's the cover or the entire book, I can handle your design project from start to finish.
Non-Fiction
Calendars
Christian Non-Fiction
Inspirational
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Picture Books

Work experience

Designer & Art Director

Self-employed
March, 2019 – Present (over 2 years)

Designer & Art Director

Hallmark Cards
July, 2001 – February, 2019 (over 17 years)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

You Are a Blessing Book You Are a Blessing

Hallmark Gift Books

This premium gift book of heartfelt compliments paired with Bible passages is a meaningful way to say how much someone shows God's love and goodness to others. Lovely wood cross detaches easily for display at work or home.

This premium gift book of heartfelt compliments paired with Bible passages is a meaningful way to say how much someone shows God's love and goodness to others. Lovely wood cross detaches easily for display at work or home.

100 Things God Loves About You

Hallmark Gift Books

God loves your quirks. God loves your kindness. God simply loves to love you. Filled with 100 promises from Scripture, this gift book is the perfect way to remind someone of God's awesome and infinite love.

God loves your quirks. God loves your kindness. God simply loves to love you. Filled with 100 promises from Scripture, this gift book is the perfect way to remind someone of God's awesome and infinite love.

Hallmark hard cover book

Hallmark Now You're 60! Milestones and Memories for Your Generation Book Gift Books Body, Mind & Spirit

Mark turning 60 with an entertaining milestone. This book compiles fun and historical facts from the last 60 years, forging an enjoyable walk down memory lane.

Mark turning 60 with an entertaining milestone. This book compiles fun and historical facts from the last 60 years, forging an enjoyable walk down memory lane.

Hallmark Now You're 50! Milestones and Memories for Your Generation Book Gift Books Body, Mind & Spirit

Mark turning 50 with an entertaining milestone. This book compiles fun and historical facts from the last 50 years, forging an enjoyable walk down memory lane.

Mark turning 50 with an entertaining milestone. This book compiles fun and historical facts from the last 50 years, forging an enjoyable walk down memory lane.

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