XO-LP // Laura Palmer

About Laura

Meet Laura, the Illustrator behind XO-LP.

This is Laura.

This is Laura.

A card made by Laura over 20 years ago.

A card made by Laura over 20 years ago.

That sure is Annette Bening!

That sure is Annette Bening!

Fishing in Wyoming with my buddy Henry.

Fishing in Wyoming with my buddy Henry.

Laura Palmer

Iowan. Illustrator. Mail Nerd. 


A lifelong Iowan who values the U.S. Postal Service and a thoughtfully handwritten note, Laura started XO-LP in 2009 producing illustrations made with highlighters, markers and wit. In 2014, she went from full-time fundraiser to full-time illustrator, a dream she's had since creating her first hand-made greeting card in 1988. 

In the past few years, Laura worked on over 300 custom illustration projects including: illustrations that appeared in Midwest Living and Better Homes and Gardens Magazines, a Rogue jump box that Carrie Underwood owns, a 30 foot sharpie mural, her own wedding invitations, a photo backdrop Annette Bening called "beautiful" and more. 

In 2019, Laura wants to go europe with her husband, see xo-lp in a national publication, create 3 more large scale murals and attend a creative conference.

Laura loves egg rolls, dance parties, Rack-o, college basketball, confetti cannons, gold shoes, and Papermate flair pens. When she's not drawing, Laura spends time fishing with her tall, patient husband, missing her family and hanging out with her friends' awesome kiddos. 

Want to connect? Email me laura [at] xo-lp.com

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