Laurie Rosenwald

Laurie Rosenwald

A designer, animator and illustrator, Laurie Rosenwald also does humor writing, as well as writing which is only marginally funny.

Her design studio, rosenworld, doesn’t exist. In spite of this, was launched in 1995.

She’s done many drawings for The New Yorker, The New York Times and other fine publications, taught graphic design at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, and NYU, and has held her iconoclastic creativity workshop, ‘How to Make Mistakes on Purpose’ (or ‘What to Do when it’s too Late to get Burrs on your Pants and Invent Velcro All Over Again’) for corporations, conferences and schools all over the world, from Stockholm to Starbucks Creative Camp.

She’s very proud of ‘David’s Diary,’ an animated application created for iPhone, iPad and Android (available at your App Store this September) made in collaboration with the brilliant writer David Sedaris, who had this to say about her work: “I have to say I was completely blown away. Let me add that I NEVER use that phrase.”

Her children’s book is entitled And to Name but Just a Few: Red, Yellow Green Blue. Her most recent book, All the Wrong People Have Self Esteem, is an inappropriate book for young ladies, and frankly, anybody else. She also created New York Notebook, a hyperillustrated, overdesigned NYC guidebook, sketchbook, and blank book all mushed up together. Rosenwald is also a painter, and uses real oil paint and everything.

She appeared in the pivotal role of ‘Woman’ on The Sopranos. Really. Season Five, Episode One. And she can speak Swedish like a native New Yorker. Her motto is “No job too big, no job too small, no job too medium.” She claims to have won all the usual awards.

Past Presentations

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