It's all about creating smart, expressive works that articulate a vision. Be playful, have fun, get serious, maintain perspective. Think, relate, correlate, speculate, constipate (huh?).
Laurel Degutis is constantly pursuing ways to creatively and effectively communicate and share stories. She focuses on exploring personal situations (biographical and invented) to relay "universal" themes and build a culture of empathy. While often dealing with serious emotions and the sentiment of uncertainty, it is rare Laurel broaches any topic without a sense of humor.