About Laura (aka Slip)
Hello. I’m Laura Slipsky (pronounced slip•ski). Some people call me Slip and others call me Pinky. I graduated from East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design with a concentration in graphic design. I’ve been working with an in-house creative services group since 2006 and currently hold the position of senior designer. I was one of those lucky people who knew fairly early on what she wanted to do with her life. In spite of the, at times, confusing recommendations from my parents (dental sculptor?) I had a lot of support and knew I wanted to go into art or design. Although, there was that year in sixth grade when I was convinced my best friend and I would be a stand-up comedy duo.
I take work seriously, and enjoy learning about the unique marketing challenges of each client. I also take play pretty seriously and often create silly things to make my friends and coworkers laugh. I like making others laugh.
For almost five years I skated with and marketed the Carolina Rollergirls, Raleigh’s local flat track roller derby league. That’s where I picked up my colorful nickname. I skated as Pink Slip and my number, 224, was a tribute to my design background, a Pantone number for a vivid pink. My involvement with marketing the Rollergirls included serving a term as marketing director, designing flyers, posters, programs, logos and writing press releases, e-mail blasts, blog entries and inspiring emails. In November of 2011 I hung up my skates and retired from derby, but the spirit of the game lives on in my heart. I still volunteer with the league as an announcer and occasional coach.
I have two cats, George and Ruby. I can make boiled, fried, scrambled and poached eggs. And yes, I make a mean omelet.
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Photo by Kelly Hurd