Before joining forces with Tori to launch Circa, Laura manned her own firm, Crookston Design, for more than 10 years. She founded Crookston Design in 2004, while simultaneously serving as Art Director for American Songwriter Magazine. Prior to moving to Nashville, she lived in San Francisco, where she worked as a senior designer for Chronicle Books, and in New York, where she helped design Real Simple magazine while employed by NYC’s The Valentine Group. Laura graduated from The University of the South and holds a design degree from the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. When she’s not working, she draws design inspiration from travel with her family (her husband and two boys), including treasured jaunts to far off places like Argentina and Vietnam.