Hello! I'm Laura Hanek. Nice to meet you!
Here's the short version about me:
• Grew up in Brantford, ON
• Raised on video-games which ultimately led me into the arts
• Strong passion for Illustration, Graphic Design and Graphic Recording (which is a newfound love!)
• Now reside in Petawawa, ON with my husband and Algonquin Park as a backyard. (Uh-amazing)
• I really enjoy green tea, so if you ever want to buy me a tea, you now know my order!
• Want to know more? Scroll for the long version!
I was raised in the small-ish town of Brantford Ontario, where I spent the majority of my childhood. Growing up I always enjoyed drawing, but it wasn't a big part of my life until I discovered video games. When I received my first gaming system, I spent hours with a still image on the TV trying to draw the characters just right. Of course TV's back then would burn from a still-image on the screen for too long (sorry mom and dad!) All through high school I loved creating characters and stories to go along with them. Which lead me to college, where I knew I needed to be in a program that fulfilled my love of storytelling. I applied for Sheridan College's Bachelor of Illustration program and I got in right out of high school. It still is to this day one of my greatest achievements!
The program was amazing, and I have applied many aspects of my learning throughout my career. I have done a variety of jobs in my past such as print, digital marketing, publishing and research on top of design. I believe this diversity in my background helps bring something new and exciting to every project I take on.
While my educational background is focused on illustration, I do have a strong passion for graphic design and graphic recording. While I am new to the graphic recording field, I absolutely love it and I cannot wait to learn and grow by doing. What is graphic recording? Keep scrolling to find out!
I now reside in Petawawa with my husband, and I consider myself pretty lucky. I'm so fortunate to be able to do what I love, help other's grow their passions and reach their goals. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story!
“The little things? The little moments? They aren't little.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn