About Lauren

Lauren Ashley Manicke

Star Keeper Illustrations is the creative endeavor of Illinois native, Lauren Manicke. She is an Illustrator in her last year at Columbia College of Chicago. Working traditionally with a wide array of mediums, Lauren favors her watercolors and and ink markers when bringing her creations to life. Much of her inspiration is drawn from deeply spiritual themes, real life experiences, and her own fantastical imagination. 

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys making dream catchers, writing short stories and doodling about the misadventures of adulthood. Most times, you can catch her frequenting the local coffee shops, clumsily perusing the hole-in-the-wall book stores, and/or obsessing over Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.