Laurie Haycock-Makela has been a recognized voice of experimental graphic and transdisciplinary design practice and education for over thirty years in the United States and Europe.
Most recently, Haycock-Makela co-founded Madeinthoughtspace to pursue a collaborative, creative design consultancy. Her studio with the late P. Scott Makela, Words and Pictures for Business and Culture, produced print and new media for clients such as Nike, MTV, Kodak, and Warner Brothers Records. They published a book with Lewis Blackwell called Where Is Here, they were included in the National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian in New York, and in 2000 they were awarded the AIGA Medal for ten years of innovative work.
Haycock-Makela has taught at many prestigious institutions, including the Cranbook Academy of Art, the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, the Konstfack University of Art and Design in Stockholm, and ZKM/HfG in Karlsruhe, Germany. She was also the design director at the Walker Art Center. Walker, her 1995 typography and branding project with Matthew Carter, was included in the design collection at MOMA in 2011.