Lauren Manning Nichols


Lauren Manning Nichols
Visiting Instructor, Design Foundations
Foundation Studio Coordinator, Design Photography 

Weiterbildungsklasse für Grafik, Kunstgewerbeschule, Basel
BFA, Graphic Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A lifelong designer, Lauren Manning Nichols is committed to crafting clear and effective visual strategies for both her students and her clients. 

Lauren attended the acclaimed Basel School of Design in Switzerland, where she studied under such influential design masters as Wolfgang Weingart and Kurt Hauert. After designing for studios in Boston and San Francisco, she returned to Chicago to head Design Sense Inc., collaborating with clients ranging from art museums to major corporations for a quarter century. 

Since joining UIC in 2015, Lauren has taught courses in typography, design photography and 2D form. In addition to her teaching role, Lauren maintains an active independent design consultancy and serves as a foundations-level coordinator.