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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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Meet Lauren

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 specializing 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.

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In The News

UP MAG You Are Not Alone: The 3rd Seaport Mural Fest & Beyond

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May 30, 2024

Written by Georgia Eggers with photos by Katie Godowski

The sun was shining through the intermittent clouds, as I made my downtown commute to the South Street Seaport.

CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE
Marvelous Murals: Take a tour of CT's vibrant, expanding world of outdoor public art

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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.

STAMFORD MAGAZINE
The Wall: Next time you're out and about, look up

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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

STAMFORD ADVOCATE:
Colorful murals pop up in Stamford to liven up the city

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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.

NORWALK HOUR: 
Meet the Stamford artist creating MLK tribute in South Norwalk

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Abigail Brone | Sep. 12, 2021

When Stamford artist Lauren Clayton saw a call for artists to decorate two spots in South Norwalk, she was excited by the idea of beautifying a neighborhood she previously called home.

NORWALK HOUR
MLK-inspired murals — with community’s help — coming to South Norwalk

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Abigail Brone - September. 6, 2021

NORWALK — A community art installation will offer residents a chance to beautify Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF ART

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September 14, 2022

Museum Unwrapped with Lauren Clayton: Join Lauren Clayton as she leads an Artist Talk.

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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.

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Byron Soza

Audio/Visual Creator

Bry Isriel

Designer + Artist

Don Hamerman

Photographer

Sebastian Dostmann

Event Designer + Manager

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