Lauren Thorson is an assistant professor of Graphic Design. She is a designer who practices between teaching, studio and Studio-Set. Studio-Set is a collaboration with Jasio Stefanski, operating within graphic design and art direction for print, publication, graphic identity, exhibition, and web design projects for cultural clients. In 2013, Thorson was named one of The Walker Art Center’s “Ten Artists to Watch.” Since then she has exhibited, published, lectured, and worked as a designer both nationally and internationally. She has been active with IEEE VIS Conference’s Visualization Arts Program, VISAP, in a variety of roles ranging from exhibitor to co-chair and program committee. Thorson received her MFA in fine arts from Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and both her BA in Communication Studies and BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Iowa.