Hey! My name is Lauren Muth.
Lauren Muth (she/her) is the founder and creative director behind Studio Humankind, a design agency for nonprofits amplifying brand strategy and human-centered design. She helps social impact brands develop key opportunities through content planning, functionality, accessibility, and engagement models to transform their outreach.
Lauren received her B.F.A. in Design and M.S.J. in Digital Content Strategy from the University of Kansas, as well as served as an Adjunct Professor in Visual Storytelling for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. As a journalist and human rights advocate, she is inspired to respond to societal causes by utilizing her storytelling expertise to fill the gap for organizations that desire a strong foundation to drive our world toward action.
Lauren spends her free time reading, traveling, visiting coffee shops, and spending time with her fiancé and mini goldendoodle.
Founder & Creative Director
Our team develops strong foundations for deeply-rooted causes at the forefront of social justice that drive our world toward action. We help organizations establish a consistent and trustworthy brand, as well as increase their donations through strategic, conversion-driven website design and educational storytelling.
Digital UX Strategist
Focused on designing and leading remote UX workshops to focus around a range of engagement strategies that help teams uncover, understand, and execute effective digital strategies to achieve goals, as well as translating data from discovery, research, goals, and insights into strategy.
Digital & UX Designer
Designed compelling creative assets for digital and print by utilizing a bold and modern design aesthetic with the ability to think and solve creative challenges. Coordinated with other creative members of the team, as well as external partners, to ensure that creative assets are on-brand and consistent with the organization’s design and imagery guidelines.
Sr. Web Visual Designer
Created visual designs for content management systems, as well as developed visual design systems for client websites. Served as project leader on select projects with acute attention to detail following brand standards for website planning and accessibility.
Accessibility UI/UX Designer
Designed WCAG 2.1 AA+ accessible websites and other web-based assets for their nonprofit clients. Helped lead creative discovery sessions and provided innovative and inspired designs that delivered on defined strategy detailed in projects.
Assistant for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis on Visual Design & Communication coursework.
University of Kansas, MSJ Digital Content Strategy
University of Kansas, BFA Visual Design & Photo Media
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Our clients change the world, and we're so grateful to be a part of their mission. They define a strong role in their industries, ranging from arts and culture, community, education, environment, equality, faith, health and wellness, and social justice. Their foundations are the backbone of our societal impact around the globe.
VP of Communications
I have had the pleasure of working with Lauren for many years and I can honestly say that her level of professionalism and dedication to her craft is second to none. She has been instrumental in helping us tell our story and showcase our mission.
We are excited to launch with a new website that matches what we aspire to be and will be consistent with who we are and what we offer to partners and donors. Our redesign gives us a renewed sense of purpose and a focus and representation that is what we aspire to be moving forward. It is the perfect bridge from what we have been to what we are becoming.
Sr. Director of Development
Not only did Lauren meet my expectations with her talent in creative design, she raised the bar in customer service and project turnaround time. This is an agency that truly cares and demonstrates this in the level of professionalism and passion.
Founder & Owner
Our website is so breathtaking, clean, and beautiful! You were able to help us show ALL of the giving elements in our Make-a-Difference model in a much more concise, easy-to-follow and well thought-out layout.
We loved working with Studio Humankind because of their patience, kindness, and close attention to detail. Just working with them introduced our board to a healthier and more efficient way of communication that was extremely helpful and needed.