Greetings friends! I'm Lauren Mendez!

I'm a Japanese American illustrator, designer living in the amazingly green Pacific Northwest!

I create cute and expressive illustrations for books, prints, and stationery.

Creating images full of story and memorable characters is my specialty.  I primarily use digital painting for my illustrations but usually sketch with colored pencil. 

When I'm not drawing, I'm usually baking cookies or out hiking the endless trails.


"Lets chat about your project!"

Use the form below to contact me for commissions and freelance projects!

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"Guide to Swift Codable"; “Guide to Swift Numbers”; & “Guide to Swift Strings”

written by Mattt Zmuda; Read Evaluate Press, LLC

"My First Bedtime Treasury"

published by Igloo Books

"Mrs. Magee's Unusual Plants"

written by Kelly Gaffney; Capstone Publishing