Lauren Nyquist is an illustrator and writer based in Detroit, Michigan.

She attended the College for Creative Studies, graduating with a BFA in the Illustration program and a Creative Writing concentration. 

Lauren focuses on creating licensing, surface design, and picture book illustration. She draws inspiration from wildlife, using animals and plants as motifs in her work, often combined with patterning or hand-lettering. Nothing brings Lauren joy like making people happy, and illustrating cute animals. She aspires to create narratives that encourage compassion for ourselves, for others, and for the natural world around us (and yes, include lots of cute animals).


College For Creative Studies - Detroit, MI

The Illustration Academy - Kansas City, MO