FIREFLOWER is the creative studio of Central Coast native and accidental letterer, Lawren Ussery. She discovered a knack for graphic design mid-way through earning her bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly SLO after a chance introduction to Adobe Illustrator by a guest professor. She was instantly hooked, and found herself firing up Illustrator instead of AutoCAD for her design drawings.   

While she didn't study art and design the old fashioned way, her time at Cal Poly gave her a solid foundation in design thinking, and she began freelancing in 2011. Since then she has worked on a variety of projects ranging from illustration, lettering, branding, and web design.

Lawren lives in Arroyo Grande, CA, with her husband and three children. When she’s not in the studio, you can find her playing in the park with Posey, Archer and Opal, tinkering in the garden, or whipping up some new dessert in the kitchen.