First I would like to thank you for visiting my website. Since I was a young girl I have loved everything about creating and celebrating art. I was born and raised in Memphis, TN and I am the youngest of five children. I believe being the youngest has helped me be open to change, welcome diversity and create my own personal style and artwork.

​Since I can remember I have been drawing and painting. It was in high school that I expanded my artistic interest and began taking photographs and learning computer design programs. When I graduated high school I decided to study in a multimedia field. I quickly found myself as a Journalism major studying print journalism with an emphasis in magazine design and business.

I graduated with a B. A. in Journalism in 2006 from the University of Mississippi and quickly found myself with little job opportunities in the journalism field. I ultimately took a job that was not in line with my career goals. I committed myself to a job that left no room for design, creativity, art or storytelling. 

After three years at my first out- of- college job I decided I needed to do whatever it took to build a career in the media and art world, so I took a leap of faith. In 2009 I started selling paintings and portrait photography. Soon after I accepted a position at the Memphis Business Journal. 

Today I work full time as a Senior Business Development Executive growing revenues, audience engagement and partnerships. Even though I work full time at MBJ I am able to balance my love for the arts and create custom artwork for clients, pursue exhibits throughout the south, and continue portrait photography for families. I am extremely blessed to continue my love for art while working in the media industry. I am beyond grateful for the support I have from my family, friends, co-workers, and professional mentors. 

I believe people become successful while doing the things they love. I love painting, I love photography and I love working in the media industry.  The one thing I learned from my first out- of- college job was to never settle and to do what you love while chasing dreams! I want to personally THANK YOU for visiting my website and learning a little more about me. Please do not hesitate to contact me about any creative needs you may have.

Lauren Pigford


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