The LAURA ANN Bespoke design and illustration process is a close collaboration between client and artist. LAURA ANN aims to bring the client's vision to life, often illustrating a location or personal detail in advance of a special occasion. The process generally begins with a coffee or a phone chat with Laura Elbogen to brainstorm the concept. The client often provides a favorite image of inspiration. An initial watercolor and ink illustration can be transformed into a branded design suite, from stationery to signage and beyond. Designs can be delivered digitally, or produced by LAURA ANN.

The project that sparked the LAURA ANN bespoke design business was a collaboration with Laura's Princeton tennis coach. Kathy and Ramsey envisioned a seaside wedding weekend in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and shared images of a meaningful historic oak tree and light house. The illustration saw its way through a suite of designs, from a Save-the-Date, to the wedding invitation, program, and menu, and finally into the backdrop of Kathy and Ramsey's photos on their wedding day.

For information on LAURA ANN Bespoke options and rates, contact Laura Elbogen.

The Hilton Head Collection Bespoke Process

Inspiration Image Provided by Client

Becomes an Illustrated Print or Digital Save the Date

Photo Courtesy of Kathy Sell Smith

Photo Courtesy of Kathy Sell Smith


Wedding Invitation with Illustrated Map Insert


Wedding Program

Photo Credit: Tracy Turpen

Wedding Menu

Photo Credit: Tracy Turpen

Kathy and Ramsey's Wedding Day in Hilton Head

Photo Credit: Tracy Turpen