Brittainey Lauridsen Author's Website Title: Art Director Education: Drake University Location: Des Moines, Iowa Expertise: Crafts, home decor, art, design Brittainey Sieren Lauridsen is a graphic designer with a background in marketing and journalism. Her portfolio includes posters, brochures, t-shirts, art direction, photoshoot styling, and digital media work.Highlights:Freelance graphic designerNearly a decade of graphic design experience Experience Brittainey has worked as an art director for Better Homes & Gardens, and she describes herself as a “visual problem solver,” skilled in finding ways to bring elements together in order to create a particular effect. She has spent nearly a decade working on various projects, creating content for Parents and Fitness magazines and contributing to Meredith food websites. She also contributed to Lowe’s Creative Ideas publication. Education Brittainey graduated from Drake University with a B.A. in journalism, majoring in magazine and graphic design. As a result, her education has allowed her to explore how marketing, graphic design, and magazine journalism intersect through her experiences working with lifestyle magazines. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.