Lauren Keeling

Lauren Keeling – Designer

Hello, I am an artist, illustrator, and designer. I love nature and specialize in drawing fantastical creatures.


I love creating imaginative and fantastical work!

Specializing in crazy creature design, I bring to life monsters which can be anywhere from terrifying to downright adorable. I take a lot of inspiration from the natural world and love to tackle new challenges.

I create illustrations, cover designs, and comic pages. With formal artistic and design training, I am able to work either highly detailed or with simplified cartoonish styles to best suit the project. I am always happy to discuss and refine a project to be able to fully realize your vision.

Comics & Graphic Novels Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy
  • Jacqueline Friel & Jonathan Friel Award for the Annual School of Art and Art History New York Trip (2023)
  • School of Art and Art History Outstanding Undergraduate Student Scholarship (2023)
  • Russel R. Taylor Foundation Scholarship in support of AIFS (American Institute for Foreign Study) study abroad program. (2022)
  • Balfour Foundation Full Scholarship to Rhode Island School of Design 2017 Pre-College Program (2017)
  • Scholastics Art and Writing Contest (2017) - Painting Honorable Mention

Work experience

Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Jun, 2023 — Aug, 2023 (2 months)

I assisted museum visitors. In the Marine Conservation Wet Lab, I talked to the public about the corals in the lab and generally on Floridian ecology and conservation efforts.

Florida Sea Grant

Feb, 2023 — May, 2023 (3 months)

My design was selected for the mural across the side of the Florida Sea Grant building. I worked with the team to paint and complete the project.

University of Floirda

Dec, 2022 — May, 2023 (5 months)

I helped students with projects and ensured safe and proper usage of equipment like the power tools, printers, and across a wide variety of materials.

Florida Museum of Natural History

Dec, 2019 — May, 2023 (over 3 years)

I prepared and repaired plant specimens in the herbarium’s collection.

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