Lauren Barger

Exhibiting | Presenting


Lauren Barger has worked with the biggest names in the industry as visual development artist, illustrator, animator, character designer and toy designer. A social media whiz, she is the creator of several popular social media series' "CoffeeDraws", “Pets to People” and "Animal Butts". Her endless vision and energy paved the way as the newest partner and co-host of MerMay.

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/28 3:00PM - 4:00PM

How an Online Art Contest Can Change Your Life

Room 211 | Tom Bancroft, Whitney Pollett, Lauren Barger, Jake Parker, Maya Lior, Douglas Little, Xencelabs

Hear from the creators of the muliti-million participant online drawing challenges: "Inktober" and "Mermay" about how taking part in those challenges has changed artists' lives! Sometimes your art can speak for you - and get you a job! Come ready to hear inspiring stories from artists you know and love! Sponsored by Xencelabs.
Friday 10/27 3:15PM - 4:15PM

The Art of Balancing Kids, Career, and Self

Room 107 | Griz and Norm, Jen Hancock, Lauren Barger, Concept Art Association, WIA, Piper Adonya, Michelle Murdocca, Beatriz Valenzuela

The Art of Balancing Kids, Career, and Self in the Entertainment Industry Come join us for an enlightening and transformative conversation that celebrates the beauty of achieving balance in the midst of life's chaos while working in the entertainment industry. Our panelists will engage in an open and interactive discussion, sharing their personal stories and lessons learned as they strive to balance their creative passions, career goals, and well-being. Through this conversation, attendees will gain practical insights, inspiration, and a deeper understanding of how to achieve balance as devoted parents, successful professionals, and fulfilled individuals. Presented by Concept Art Association and Women in Animation. Panelists: Griselda Sastrawinata, Visual Development Artist  Jen Hancock, Costume Concept Artist, Local 892 Piper Adonya, 9B Collective Lauren Barger, Visual Development/Character Design, Co-host Mermay Michelle Murdocca, Animation Producer  Moderated by Beatriz Valenzuela, Women in Animation