Laurie is a design addict, collector of things, french fry lover, cilantro hater, wannabe chef, mom of twins, happy wife, and loyal friend. By day, she’s an award-winning graphic designer who founded LEAP Design in 1998. She studied at Parsons School of Design, and honed her skills in the music industry, where her work was nominated for a Grammy in 1997. Laurie is also a co-founder of Kirtsy, and blogs at UpsideUp. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, twin daughters, three cats and one of those pygmy frogs in a box that is apparently going to live forever.