Laurel Antonmarchi is a designer & visual artist based in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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As a former student of psychology, my design philosophy lives at the intersection of empathy and creativity, all while adding a dash of playfulness and retro flair. My work primarily focuses on brand design and hand lettered illustration, though I’ve got quite the appetite for learning new skills, including front-end web development as a 2018 Grow with Google Scholar.

I’m a 2016-2017 National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow, which provided me an opportunity to study design thinking, strategy, and leadership to utilize the power of arts and culture to spark positive change. I believe that design can transform communities, so I’m passionate about partnering with the right people to help bring their ideas to life and shake up the status quo.

Currently, I’m part of the small (but mighty) team behind the new children’s book series, Porter the Hoarder; an interactive adventure designed to boost grade level reading skills. With the help of the United Way, Black Hills Reads, and Black Hills Special Services, over 60,000 copies of the book will be given free of charge to students, teachers and libraries across South Dakota.

When not pushing pixels, you'll find me exploring the Black Hills with my camera, curating indie playlists, playing guitar, thrifting for vintage clothing, or making a mess in my studio!


Black Hills State University ∙ Black Hills Works ∙ Liv Hospitality ∙ Sangam Arts ∙ South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity ∙ South Dakota Hall of Fame ∙ Surly Brewing Company ∙ United Way of the Black Hills

Connect with me


  • 2018 Grow with Google Front-End Web Developer Scholarship
  • 2016-2017 Creative Community Fellowship
  • National Arts Strategies
  • Finalist, 36th Annual Spring Photography Contest
  • 2016 Student Best of Show ADDY
  • 2016 Student Gold ADDY
  • 2016 Student Silver ADDY
  • 2016 Silver ADDY
  • 2015 Art Night Downtown MicroGrant
  • Arts Rapid City
  • 2015 Outstanding Student Organization Member
  • Jacket Journal


Projects & Exhibitions


Kind Words


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I’m currently accepting new design projects for October & November 2019 and would love to hear from you! To request a quote or for general questions regarding my branding, hand lettering, or design services, please get in touch via the button below.