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Hello. I’m Gerren Lamson, an interdisciplinary designer and illustrator based in Austin, Texas. Over the past 12 years, I’ve helped various startups and established organizations grow their business and meet their objectives through strategy and design initiatives.

I'm the Chief Design Officer of Creative Market — the world’s marketplace for design. We’re on a mission to help creators around the world turn passion into opportunity. I lead the design team which consists of 9 individuals covering research, brand design, curation, and product design.

Over the past four years, we expanded our team from 8 to 32 to optimize and support our growth and platform. In our first year, we grew revenue by 1,600%, added 236,000 members to our community, and saw shops upload 17,000 products to our catalog. In our second year, we grew the platform 4x, added 400,000 new members, and expanded our catalog by 1,096%. We were acquired by Autodesk shortly after we celebrated our second anniversary. In our third year, we surpassed 1.5M members, 450,000 products, and 11,000 shops, and continue to grow!

I’m an advocate for the success of my clients, peers, and the creative and design communities. I’m passionate about experimental side projects, on-going education and UX research.

I'm available for speaking engagements, writing opportunities, and freelance projects (product design, brand design, and illustration work). If you'd like to get in touch, you can find me on Twitter, Dribbble, Creative Market, or send me an email to hi {at} gerrenlamson.com.

Clients: AIGA, Blackboard, Cisco, Creative Mornings, Culinary Institute of America, Disney, H.E.B., InVision, LG, Livestrong, PayPal, Pearl Brewery, Tobin Foundation, United States Airforre, University of Texas, Valero, and many others.

Speaking Engagements: Texas State (2015), AIGA Austin (2014), Circles Conference (2013), Creative Mornings (2013), GSD&M (2013), Austin Refresh (2012).

Interviews & Podcasts: Creative South Podcast (2018), Dribbble Overtime (2018), Cotton Bureau (2015), Campfires.IO (2015), InVision (2014), One Minute With (2013).

Spotlights: Etsy Blog (2014), 365 Awesome Designers (2013), Sketchnote Army (2012), Veerle Inspiration (2012), Quipsologies (2012), DesignWorkLife (2011), Neusblog (2011), .Net Magazine (2011), How Design (2011-2013), Ballista Magazine (2011).

Selected Online Profiles: Twitter, Medium, Creative Market, Dribbble, Behance, Pinterest, Tumblr, Skillshare, LinkedIn.

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