Laura Ann Young graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2007 with a degree in Furniture Design. In 2008, she was hired by Areaware, a Brooklyn based giftware cooperative. She has since become Areaware's director of product development and artist relations. In January 2012, she was promoted to Creative Director. She is proud to know and work with a varied group of acclaimed designers, including Harry Allen, Ross Menuez, David Weeks, Paul Loebach, Jonas Damon, Fort Standard, Karl Zahn, Kiel Mead, Jason Miller, and Rich Brilliant Willing. Laura sits on the New York International Gift Fair Accent on Design board, as well as the NYC Design Week board. In her spare time, she enjoys antiquing and spoiling her english bulldog, Dooney Rockstar.