Lauren Cox is a graphic designer and dancer living and working in Buffalo, New York. Her work draws inspiration from her rust belt surroundings, Southern California beginnings, and her travels abroad and stateside. When not creating visual art, Lauren can be found writing short fiction, choreographing works of modern dance, or working on community engagement initiatives.




Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
State University of New York Buffalo State College
Anticipated graduation Spring 2021

New York-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture
Hosted at the Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia
Summer 2019


Dr. Margaret E. Bacon Best of Studio Award for Graphic Design – 2020

Visual Arts Board Vice President – 2020-2021

Hyatt’s Award for Excellence – 2018

Muriel A. Howard Honors Program – Fall 2017-Present

Dean’s List – Fall 2017-Present


Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, WordPress, French, Russian

Relevant Experience

Graphic Designer
Buffalo State College Creative Services
Fall 2019-Present

Team Member (Web Design, Video Editing, Project Management)
Russian-American Student Service Network
Winter 2019-Fall 2020

Journalism Intern
Prospekt Magazine, St. Petersburg, Russia
Summer 2019


Visual Arts Board Virtual Gallery
Spring 2020

Visual Arts Board 3D Student Show
Bacon Gallery, Buffalo State College
Fall 2019

Visual Arts Board 2D Student Show
Bacon Gallery, Buffalo State College
Fall 2019

Art and Design Department Student Exhibition
Czurles-Nelson Gallery, Buffalo State College
Spring 2018

Runway Student Fashion Show
Buffalo State College
Spring 2018

Academic Interests

Twentieth century art and design, video work and motion graphics, dance, Russian language and culture, film studies