About Lauren Indovina.
Lauren Indovina, born 1982, is a director, concept artist and writer in Los Angeles.
Since 2009 Lauren has been a staff director, designer and concept artist for the animation and visual effects studio, PSYOP (NYC, LA). Under her direction, Lauren’s projects have earned top honors from AICP, The Clios, The Art Directors Club, and The Emmy’s.
Lauren has been a featured artist in global publications including Computer Arts Magazine, ADC Global Magazine, ADC Behind the Gold, The Emmys Magazine, Autodesk, Creative Review, Motionographer and Monki Fashion Magazine. Lauren is an ADC Young Guns 11 recipient. Her work is included in MOMA’s permanent motion collection.
Prior to joining PSYOP, Lauren was the creative director for the animation and design studio BLIND and an author on the industry site, Motionographer.
An alumni of The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Lauren graduated in 2005 with honors majoring in Film, Animation and Video (FAV, BFA), a minor in Art History and was the recipient of the David Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship which identifies and honors promising vision.
Lauren grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her father, a tenacious architect and artist, taught her the value of creating with unwavering intent. Lauren’s mother, an English and writing professor, along with a dynamic chorus of professors at the female liberal arts Ellis School, shepherded her to become a multifaceted artist synthesizing her passion for art with her passion for writing. Heavily influenced by the works of Sofia Coppola, e.e. Cummings, Darren Aronofsky, Jonathan Glazier, and Gustav Klimt, this armory of influence and inspiration has driven Lauren’s life to be resolute on honing her craft creating for film and television.
Lauren's objective is to create and direct original content for advertising, television, film, games, titles and the ever changes and exciting field of immersive art and advertising mediums.
Memorable career quotes:
"You're very young, insanely talented, but drive me crazy. In 10 years, this will be an asset and you’lll be a great director. Right now, you’re too out of the box for my bee hive." - An employer 10 years ago
"Yo, I have no clue what the f*ck I'm doing. Sometimes I look at my screen and I think to myself,
'how do I do this again?'"
- A talented designer
"Tomorrow I'm gonna wake up and it's gonna be tomorrow."
- Wise client
COMMERCIAL / MUSIC VIDEO / BROADCAST
ADC Young Gun 11 (YG11)
PSYOP FAGE Plain
ADC 2012 (Gold) , AICP 2012 (Won: Design, Permanent Moma Collection) AICP Short List 2012: Visual Style, Design, Agecny Art Direction, Copywriting, Clio 2012
PSYOP FedEx Enchanted Forest
AICP 2012 (Won: Animation, Permanent Moma Collection) AICP Short list 2012: Animation, Visual Effects, Agency Art Direction. Clio 2012 (Gold)
BL:ND The Raveonettes Black and White, 2009
Gold BDA Music Video Award, Gold ADDY Award
BL:ND The Raveonettes Heart of Stone
62nd Primetime Emmy: Individual Achievement in Animation (Art Direction), Official Selection for Hollywood Film Festival 2010, Official Selection for Red Stix Animation Festival 2010: Pixie 2012: Platinum Award
BL:ND Major League Baseball All Star Game Promo, 2006
BDA Gold, Art Direction & Design: Topical Promo
BL:ND Justin Timberlake Lovestoned, 2008
Bronze Telly Award - 2008, Art Director's Club Merit Award - 2008, One Show Design Merit Award - 2008
Fish Heads Fugue and Other Tales for Twilight, 2005
Animation screenings and awards 2005- 2006
Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa CAN
WINNER Best Undergraduate Animation Of 1900 submissions, 1 of 4 undergrad films and 1 of 109 selected to screen/ compete. Also selected by RISD for School Competition.
Animex International Festival of Student Animation, Middlesbrough UK, 2006
WINNER Best Stop Motion Animation
Hollywood DV Film Festival, Los Angeles CA, 2005
WINNER Best Animation
Foursite Film Festival, Farmington UT, 2006
WINNER Best Animation
Stash DVD Magazine Global Student Animation Awards Finalist, Los Angeles CA, 2005
Seattle Film Festival Seattle WA, 2006
Melbourne International Animation Festival Melbourne Australia, 2006
Ann Arbor Film Festival Ann Arbor Michigan, 2006
Boston Underground Film Festival Boston MA, 2006
Florida Film Festival Orlando FL, 2006
Anarchy Film Festival Slamdance Online Festival, 2006 Moviefone Film Festival AOL Online Festival, 2006
Reel Women Independent Film Festival Los Angeles CA,2006
Philadelphia Film Festival Philadelphia PA
Etuida International Animation Festival Krakow Poland, 2005
Hi Mom! Film Festival Carrboro NC, 2006
Daytona Beach Film Festival Daytona Beach FL, 2005
Delray Beach Film Festival Delray Beach FL, 2005
New England Animation Bash Boston MA, 2005
Pawtucket Film Festival Pawtucket RI Traveling Shows, 2005
Ottawa Best In Fest Traveling Show Canada USA Film to travel in Canadian film circuit with OIAF, 2006
Best of RISD Film Animation Video traveling show USA
Film to travel internationally with a “Best of RISD” ,film/animation collection, 2005
Computer Arts Magazine : "Lauren Indovina : 'Living In My Own Canvas'", December 2014
Computer Arts Magazine Feature
Art Directors Club : "Lauren Indovina : 'Wild Bee in a Honey Hive'", August 2014
ADC Magazine Feature by Brett McKenzie
Shutterstock + ADC School of Craft : "Lauren Indovina : 'A Shot of Life to a Hungry Vein'", September 2014
Art Directors Club, "Butter", November 2013
YG11 screening, November 2013
Art Directors Club, "Behind the Gold", 2012
Video series featuring Lauren Indovina and Eben Mears for their work on Fage.
STASH MEDIA"How to Lose like a Winner",
Style Frames NYC/ Stash Media/ The Art of the Pitch, New York City, 2013
Motion Keynote "Designing with Meaning", Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2010
Manchester Craftsman’s Guild, 2001
Solo artists exhibit of work in downtown Pittsburgh gallery.
RISD Scholarship, 2003-2005
David Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship Award to student with Vision.
RISD Honor Student ,2001-2005
Based on academic and artistic merit.
RISD Film Animation Video Senior Show Design Award, 2005
Carnegie Mellon University Scholarship, 2000
Pre-College Art Scholarship awarded to two students in class. Recipient in both years.
Pennsylvania Governors School for the Arts (PGSA), 2000
1 of 60 visual artists in the State of Pennsylvania selected to participate in the Government sponsored Summer program.
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Apprenticeship for Gifted Students , 2000
(1 of 7 selected from Western PA for program).
The Ellis School Senior Fine Arts Award, 2001
Awarded to a student with the highest artistic excellence and academic merit.
Scholastic Arts Awards for Western Pennsylvania, 2001
Portfolio Award (one of 2 awarded in Western PA), 2001
5 gold, ceramics 1999-2001
2 gold, sculpture 1999-2001
Best in Show, Printmaking 1998