Laurie McMurray

Laurie McMurray (she/her) is currently works as the Advertising Creative Designer at Hearst: Local Edge in Buffalo, New York. As part of a fast-paced web division, she is focused on enhancing client and in-house branding with custom static and animated display advertisements, social media posts, gifs, email marketing campaigns, web designs, and cinemagraphs. 
Prior to her current position Laurie graduated from Buffalo State College with a BFA in Graphic Design, magna cum laude. She is the former Student Liaison for the American Advertising Federation of Buffalo and President for the Visual Arts Board at Buffalo State College. With a BA in Media Study from the University at Buffalo Laurie has embraced the evolution and versatility of being an artist. Graphic Design has become an endlessly rewarding way for her to express ideas and emotions with intention and thoughtfulness. 
The most valuable lesson she has learned in her career thus far is that there are always new ways to approach challenges and even more ways to overcome them. Her ongoing ambition is to break communication barriers visually and personally.