bio • cv


laurie rosenwald is principal of rosenworld, a design, illustration and animation studio. actually there is no studio, miss rosenwald works alone, and rosenworld doesn’t exist. in spite of this, was launched in 1995.


teaches a popular and super fun workshop called how to make mistakes on purpose which she has held for google and starbucks, eden_spiekermann, seed, meredith, american greetings, 72andsunny, idsa, aiga, collins, and adc, among others.


collaborated with bestselling author david sedaris on

david's diary an animated app.


divides her time between new york and sweden, because she wants to have her cake, eat it too, and then she wants more cake.


speaks swedish like a native new yorker, and appeared as “woman” on “the sopranos,” a role she was born to play.


her most recent book is titled all the wrong people have self-esteem and is published by bloomsbury. it is an inappropriate book for young ladies, and frankly, anybody else. her new york notebook is on sale at the georges pompidou center in paris, and her children’s book, and to name but just a few: red, yellow, green, blue was named a scholastic parent & child best book. it is the only book your family will ever need.


paints on wood with hot, colored wax, a.k.a. encaustic- much misused by hobbyists and housewives-anyone who enjoys the smell of burning flesh. is her top secret painting site. tell your friends.


played “woman” on “the sopranos,” a role she was born to play. season 5, episode 1. speaks swedish like a native new yorker. and claims to have won all the usual awards.


interview with american illustration 2017


the design 100 interview here


dress british, think yiddish interview


politically incorrect interview with sam weber for

your dreams my nightmares


ikea beckmans textile/bedding collection began life in the mistakes on purpose workshop: link


speaker engagements include:












j&j gsdo speaker series




the spikes




bring chaos to your order.