My name is Lainie, LJ, or Lainie Willow. If I introduce myself to you as LJ, It might be because you just couldn’t understand me when I said Lainie. I was Born to a Jazz singer and a CPA in the East side of Anaheim (OC). My mom has always been involved in entertainment. She took me on tour with her to Tokyo Japan when I was 6; changing my life forever. I have never got the sweet smell of ripe plastic out of my system, screaming shiny electronics, and the flashy lights of a busy city. It’s in me and I love it! Cultured in art at a young age I have traveled the world and seen many historical sights that have inspired a worldly understanding and appreciation of the arts and creation in general.
I am a natural hustler. I’ve been free-lancing as a graphic/web designer ever sense I became an educated designer in 1997. I have worked with recording artists, movie directors, music producers, actors, products, clothing lines, DJ’s etc. I am a 3rd generation artist. I have been designing in the digital arts for 18 years now. Working in the fields of advertising, publishing, marketing, product development and event/night club promotions. I love to redevelop a company, brand them, and bring them back to life as a whole. It makes me happy to improve upon something that is successful and make it bigger and better with wonderful visuals.
I am all about things being visual, so anything you see that was created by me and will be appealing to all the senses. I am a firm believer that visuals sell and therefore what you see from me will always be visually stimulating.
I could be called a hybrid designer in today’s world. This just means that I am able to design for both print and the web. I am proficient in both and very knowledgeable when it comes to my craft. I really love what I do and am proud to say I am a designer!
BORN AS A DESIGNER: 1997 – til: Today