Laurel Schwulst is a designer, writer, and webmaster. She is interested in ambient forms of design and literature, public works, and the poetic potential of the web. Someday she would like to make work for inside hospitals, airports, and parks.

Laurel Schwulst is a designer, writer, and webmaster. She likes thinking about animals, public space, ambiance, writing and websites, naming and names, free thinking, calm technology, boring mystery, animism, wind, and joy. She lives in New York.

Earlier this year, she released Flight Simulator, a novel travel app published by Soft Applications, which is having two exhibitions this summer at pe hu in Osaka and archive bomm in Seoul. In the fall, she will teach a course called "Writing as Metadata" at Yale and design an exhibition for the online Left Gallery at Stroom Den Haag. Previously, she worked at The Creative Independent as creative director.

I like thinking about language, ambiance, and nature. Lately, I'm trying to write more.

I've been living in New York for the past nine years, working mostly as a designer and teaching interactive design. This summer, I'm traveling and preparing two exhibitions that use "Flight Simulator" (an app I released with Soft Applications earlier this year) as a starting point. In the fall I'll teach a class called "Writing as Metadata" at Yale.

If I need to describe myself these days in three emojis, I'll summon (relieved face), (sparkles), (leaf fluttering in wind) …

I'm an artist, designer, and writer. I run Beautiful Company, a design practice. I also teach at Yale and Rutgers. Sometimes I program and produce content with the online Left Gallery.

Previously, I was the creative director of The Creative Independent, Kickstarter's online publication. Before that, I worked at the design studio Linked by Air.

My book Perfume Area, co-authored with Sydney Shen, (Ambient Works, 2015) contemplates thirty-six designer fragrances. Most recently, I released an ambient travel app Flight Simulator (Soft, 2019), "an ode to airplane mode.”

I'm a designer, writer, and webmaster interested in animals, language, perfume, ambiance, technology, and wind.

Laurel Schwulst currently teaches interactive design at Yale University and maintains Beautiful Company, a design practice. Previously, she was creative director of The Creative Independent and worked at the New York-based design studio Linked by Air. Her book Perfume Area (Ambient Works, 2015), coauthored with Sydney Shen, contemplates thirty-six designer fragrances.

Laurel Schwulst is a website designer and writer living in New York.

Laurel Schwulst is an artist, graphic designer, and programmer living in New York.

Laurel Schwulst is an independent designer, artist, and teacher living in New York.
I was born in 1988 in Normal, Illinois and spent my childhood fascinated with nature, art, and computers. Today I am an independent designer, artist, and teacher living in New York, and my interests include animals and technology, language and poetry on screen, art and scent, and artist websites.

Laurel Schwulst is an artist and designer living in New York. She is interested in animals and technology, language and poetry on screen, art and scent, and artist websites.

June 2017

Laurel is an artist and designer based in New York. A lecturer in graphic design at Yale University, Laurel is also founder of the design studio Beautiful Company. She also currently serves as Creative Director of The Creative Independent, a growing archive of artist interviews founded by Kickstarter. Previously, she worked at the New York-based design studio Linked by Air. Her book Perfume Area (Ambient Works, 2015), coauthored with Sydney Shen, contemplates thirty-six designer fragrances.

Laurel Schwulst (b. 1988) is a designer, artist, writer, and owner of Beautiful Company.

Laurel Schwulst is an artist, graphic designer, and programmer. A lecturer in graphic design at Yale University, Schwulst is also founder of the design firm Beautiful Company. She also programs and produces content with the online Left Gallery and previously worked at the New York-based design studio Linked by Air. Her book Perfume Area (Ambient Works, 2015), coauthored with Sydney Shen, contemplates thirty-six designer fragrances.

I was born in 1988 in Normal, Illinois and spent my childhood fascinated by nature, art, and computers. I published my first website about my imaginary model horse stable in 5th grade and have been exploring the fantastic through technology since. Today I am an independent designer, artist, and teacher living in New York.

Laurel Schwulst is a designer and artist. She is currently Designer in Residence at California College of the Arts for the Fall 2015 semester. She is owner of Beautiful Company. Previously she worked with the design studio Linked by Air and lectured at Yale University. She is interested in the intersection of art, nature, and the internet.

Ms. Schwulst received a B.F.A. in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. She lives in New York City where she works as a designer and programmer at the design practice Linked by Air, a design studio focused on the production of public space. She was appointed lecturer in graphic design at Yale in 2012, where she has since taught Interactive Design to undergraduate and graduate students. In 2013, she started the design practice Beautiful Company. The intrinsic relationship between graphic design and language is part of her ongoing research!

Laurel Schwulst is a designer and artist. She is known for her interactive, web-based projects, both independently and with Linked by Air, a design studio focused on the production of public space. She has been teaching interactive design at Yale University since 2012.

Ms. Schwulst received a B.F.A. in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. She lives in New York City where she works as a designer and programmer at the design practice Linked by Air. She is interested in the intersection of art, nature, and the internet. Her work has been exhibited online and internationally in London, Dublin, Düsseldorf, and Monterrey. Ms. Schwulst was appointed lecturer in graphic design at Yale in 2012.

July 2012

Laurel Schwulst BIO