Lauren’s journey into graphic design started when she was interning at a health club in Metro-Detroit. Part of the job required her to create advertisements and signs for the clubs upcoming events. Even though she had no idea what she was doing, she decided to challenge herself by learning Adobe Illustrator and InDesign watching YouTube tutorials. Fast forward a couple years later and she was a bona fide freelance graphic designer creating logos, marketing materials, and websites for an assortment of small businesses that requested her help.

Gingersnap Graphics LLC was born in 2014 after much encouragement from family and friends to start her own business. Lauren has worked with a variety of clients in the Detroit area ranging from lawyers, real estate agents, and non-profit organizations. Breathing life into her client’s ideas through graphics and typography has become her passion but she never forgot her first love, event planning. For this reason, she took to Etsy in 2015 creating a line of invitations and paper goods for weddings, birthdays and other special events.

Lauren’s invitations and greeting cards have been featured on Huffington Post, The Knot, Wedding Wire, and Buzzfeed.

When Lauren is not working she goes on adventures with her dog, an American Bulldog named, Puddles. She has an obsession with mermaids, loves to travel, and believes that laughter til your stomach hurts is the cure for anything.

Lauren Hussong

Small Business Owner

Graphic Designer

Mermaid in Past Life


Design Assistant

Bed Hog

Arch Nemisis of the Mailman