A fine artist who attended both the College of Art and Design at Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College, where he earned an Associate of Applied Arts degree, Loren has a wide range of experience that makes him a uniquely perfect fit for 5th & Malcolm.
He first honed his skills as an illustrator and designer by working in the print and advertising industries for more than a decade, winning numerous awards along the way. In 1998, he transitioned to work he found even more personally satisfying: creating large-scale murals and other decorative painting finishes. He also began working with Venetian plaster in 2000. Since then, Loren has worked on projects from Hawaii to Dubai (but loves New York in June best). He has also collaborated on several ASID Minnesota Showcase homes, and his work has been featured in Interior Design magazine and other top design journals.
Today, in addition to his ongoing personal work as a painter — he regularly shows his oil paintings and maintains a strong relationship with the Minneapolis fine art community — Loren takes a lead role in developing innovative designs for 5th & Malcolm’s premiere handcrafted wallcovering line.