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: baby announcements, watercolor paintings of 40 personal landmarks, 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 2018, Laura wants to go to italy with her husband, see xo-lp in a national publication, create 3 more large scale murals and attend a creative conference.

In addition to loving to draw, Laura can't get enough confetti, egg rolls, love letters, dance parties, Racko, Spanish food, college basketball, postcard stamps, gold shoes, Papermate flair pens. When she's not drawing, Laura spends time fishing with her sweet husband, missing her family and hanging out with her friends' awesome kiddos. 

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

XO-LP Clients and Collaborators

Lincoln Savings Bank
Locally Grown Clothing Co.
KCCI
Kemin
Kitchen Collage
Malo Restaurant, Des Moines
Market Day Iowa
Martha Stewart Living Online
Midwest Living Magazine
No.Gifts
One Woman Shop
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Principal Financial Group
A Sequin Dress at Breakfast
Snappy Casual
Table 128
Tikly
Urban Card
Wakonda Country Club
Winefest of Greater Des Moines

AdoreYourWalls.com
Being Boss Vacation: New Orleans
Better Homes & Gardens Magazine
Carrier Access
Centro Restaurant, Des Moines
The City, French Pop Duo
#createlounge
Cool Mom Picks
Des Moines Social Club
Des Moines Art Festival
Drake University
Django Restaurant, Des Moines
Dwolla
Facebook
Glen Oaks Country Club
Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau
Happy Medium
Heartland Wedding Ideas
Hitha on the Go
Hooray Mail