Lauren Varian is a freelance graphic designer, and film and event producer from Parkfield, California who currently lives in Maynooth, Ireland.

Since 2011, Lauren has been working as a freelance graphic designer, working with clients from around the world, creating bold, simple and striking designs.  Lauren has had the pleasure of working with clients such as Glen Hansard, Common Grounds Collective, Footsbarn Theatre, Planet Parade, Parkfield Bluegrass FestivalGraham Hopkins, Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players, Des Hopkins, Gaiety School of Acting, and many more.

Combining her love of music and anthropology, Lauren also works in music documentary film as a producer, editor and camera person.  Working alongside award winning filmmaker Myles O’Reilly, Lauren worked with artists such as Martin Hayes & Glen Hansard, and was a producer for the celebrated web-series, This Ain’t No Disco.  Partnering with engineer and producer, Cian Hamilton, Lauren will soon be launching a new video production project, Patchwork, documenting performances and collaborations with artists both in America and Ireland.

As an event producer, Lauren specialises in unique, personable, and creative events, bringing honest and organic performers to audiences both in Ireland and California.  With venues ranging from coffee shops and sitting rooms, to Dublin's legendary Whelans and a glade deep in the woods of Body&Soul Festival, Lauren’s events aim to eliminate the barriers between audience and performer, creating a unique, personal experience for both the audience and performer. In 2018, Lauren and a team from Ireland founded Féile Parkfield, a festival celebrating cultural ties between Ireland & America.

Lauren has played an integral role in the formation and development of Common Grounds Collective from its beginnings in late 2015 and is the collective's chief designer. Lauren is the face behind some of Common Grounds most striking posters, and is also responsible for our wonderful logo, and other imagery used by the collective.

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 Photo:  Ryan Hoban

Photo: Ryan Hoban



To see more of Lauren's work, visit her website.