Designers, Strategists & Innovators.
Meet our Founders
Laura Lian Williams and Dirk A. Vander Noot are the driving force behind Laura Lian Creative Partners. They met at DePaul University, where a single shared assignment would lead to a dynamic partnership and prosperous future together. United by both matrimony and a shared vision for strategic design, they founded Laura Lian Creative Partners the same year they tied the knot, in 2019. Devoted to their community and a steadfast commitment to their faith, Dirk and Laura bring a warm, empathetic touch to every project, seamlessly blending aesthetics with a passion for helping brands connect with people.
Holding a degree in design from the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University, Laura has been an active leader in the Chicago design community for years. A proud member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and recipient of the 2021 Better Business Bureau’s Firestarter Award, and acknowledged by Design Rush as one of Illinois Top Social Media Marketing Companies, her skills have been celebrated by multiple industries throughout the country. Laura’s holistic approach to design has helped local, national and international brands find new audiences and grow to new heights.
Dirk began his professional career after earning a business degree from the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University. After contributing valuable insights and services at the Marriott International, he made a place for himself at Tishman Speyer in Chicago as a Studio Ambassador for both national and international operations. After establishing a reputation for cross-industry networking and operational excellence, he co-founded Laura Lian Creative Partners as Director of Operations and plays a pivotal role in the development and execution of all logistical and operational services.
Holding degrees in Brand Development and Communications, along with an academic accreditation in Culture Studies, Gabriel has spent nearly two decades as a branding consultant. A multi-industry brand strategist, he’s provided counsel for multimillion dollar fashion labels, international wellness brands, national tech start-ups, and publishing firms. His fluency in brand marketing, advertising, voice, and direction provides Laura Lian Creative Partners with a multifaceted creative oversight and tenured leadership.
Our Design Team
Our team consists of branding and marketing specialists. Together, we align your brand’s story with strategy.