About the Studio
Studio 162 is a boutique art and graphic design company in Stamford, Connecticut. Studio 162 exceeds your art and design dreams by creating iconic logos, impactful designs, and memorable artwork. We offer great customer service, are responsive and sensitive to our client's needs. Our creative family tree prides itself on staying abreast of 2020 design trends and the latest software. We have a special concentration on designing for area non-profit organizations, including Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich International Film Festival, Abilis, and Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Founder, Lauren Clayton has appeared in numerous magazines, including Jewel, Black Enterprise, and New Canaan Magazine and has also appeared on Connecticut New Channel 12’s Our Lives, hosted by Gwen Edwards.
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Graphic Designer + Artist
Lauren, founder and head designer of Studio 162, studied graphic design, photography, printmaking, and painting at the Cooper Union School of Art in NYC. She's fortunate to have interned with American graphic designer Milton Glaser, and studied under Philippe Apeloig during her time there. Lauren received a grant for $20k from the Miller Brewing Company’s Urban Entrepreneur Business Grant Series to help launch Studio 162. Lauren began specialized in designing family heirloom books at the start of her business but has grown to offer a variety of creative solutions. As a designer, she's inspired Paula Scher, and is wild about Frida Kahlo and Hundertwasser --All for their use of bold color and symbolism. She is an active artist in the lower Fairfield county and has been featured in area newspapers and magazines. Lauren is active in her community by mentoring design students, offering internships and discounted design rates to non-profits. Lauren is a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar alum.
In The News
Marvelous Murals: Take a tour of CT's vibrant, expanding world of outdoor public art
Janet Reynolds: March 29, 2023
Not since the days of the Great Depression has Connecticut seen such a proliferation of public art. But unlike the 1930s, when murals went up on walls inside government buildings, murals in recent years have been having a coming-out party. A huge variety of artworks have popped up on exterior walls of buildings, bus shelters, alleyways, staircases, and many other structures.
The Wall: Next time you're out and about, look up
Diane Sembrot: November 14, 2022
"Need pep in your step? Check out the vibrantly colored mural at Kiwanis Park, just steps from the Palace Theater. It is both an energetic candy-colored marque that reads now playing: "Stamford downtown.” It’s a combination of electric pinks, blues, purples, and pops of yellow that capture the rush of anticipation. One feels moments before a show begins..."
~ Diane Sembrot, Stamford Magazine
Colorful murals pop up in Stamford to liven up the city
Tyler Sizemore: June 14, 2022
Commissioned by Stamford Downtown Special Services District, a mural by Lauren Clayton of Studio 162 Design has brightened up Kiwanis Park in downtown Stamford and another livens up the side of the Stamford Town Center's parking garage.
NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF ART
September 14, 2022
Museum Unwrapped with Lauren Clayton: Join Lauren Clayton as she leads an Artist Talk.
Design Family Tree
You are only as great as the people you surround yourself with. That’s why Studio 162 treasures its network of talented designers, illustrators, painters, planners and photographers.
Designer + Artist
Event Designer + Manager