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Cactus Country design studio: Made in Arizona

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 1:05pm
Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 1:19pm

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Jennifer Holland
Lauren and Mark Johnston

The Show's Made in Arizona series spotlights Arizona makers.

Meet the husband-and-wife duo behind Cactus Country design studio.

Lauren and Mark Johnston are a communications and graphic design dream team. She focuses on the branding side of the business, and he the design. Though, Lauren never thought it would end up this way.

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Jennifer Holland
Lauren Johnston

Now, the pair have built a graphic design, branding and illustration company with a distinct, southwestern feel. Think a saguaro-themed show poster for Kurt Vile, or a horseshoe-inspired logo for Cowtown Skateboards.

The Show spoke with Lauren more about their work, their inspiration and how she began working with her husband.

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Jennifer Holland
Mark Johnston

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