Creative Lives — Translator, detective or producer? Meet Lauren Doughty, producer to artist Ryan Gander
When Lauren Doughty graduated with a BA in illustration from Camberwell in 2013, she admitted to feeling lost and confused. But after trying her hand at everything from drawing workshops to set painting, a three-month internship with conceptual artist Ryan Gander later turned into a full-time role that she absolutely loves. She’s now one of three producers helping to translate and physicalise the artist’s thoughts. From building cartoon-like sculptures to programming video animations for glossy, black business directories, she relishes the variety the role offers. When she’s not at the studio, Lauren maintains her illustration practice: drawing, painting and designing posters for events. Here she tells us why it’s important to remain open to change, and shares some top tips for recent graduates.
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