L/BAILEY DESIGN is a boutique design studio based in NYC. We take the energy and creativity of the big city and combine it with our small-town Southern roots to give you the design solutions you need in an experience you’ll enjoy.



Start to Finish,
We’ve Got Ya

Maybe you’ve got a new project you need help with. Or maybe that one piece you do every quarter really needs a refresh. Or maybe—like us—you’ve decided to start your own company and need it all. From initial ideas and concepts to execution and final production, we’ll take care of it.

Designs of
All Kinds

Editorial projects like newsletters and annual reports are right up our alley, as are branding and supporting pieces, everything from posters to postcards. Take advantage of our 13+ years of experience at national newsstand magazines and top-notch performing arts/creative organizations.


We’re Also
Really Nice!

We’ve been in New York City for over 13 years, but we still haven’t forgotten our small-town Virginia roots (or the accent!). We really love making things look good, and we like to think that enthusiasm combined with the Southern way comes through in our day-to-day interactions as well.

owner, project manager
+ Art Director

Lauren Bailey Cognetti has honed her art direction and marketing skills over the past 13+ years as a marketing director at The Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center and Columbia University’s Miller Theatre. She most recently expanded her digital marketing and design knowledge at Situation Interactive, a creative digital agency. After several years balancing a heavy load of freelance design projects on top of her full-time jobs, Lauren decided to launch L/BAILEY DESIGN as a way to bring her marketing and design skills together.


creative director
+ designer

With a BFA in Graphic Design and a deep love for magazines, Leah Bailey has enjoyed a career in editorial design for the past 15 years. She’s held art director positions at magazines ranging from Bicycling to Woman’s Day to Cigar Aficionado, and is currently Deputy Art Director at Money magazine. Additionally she’s on the Board of Directors for the Society of Publication Designers and has maintained a steady freelance design career. In addition to the projects seen here, you can view Leah's magazine work here.

Have a project you need creative help with? Whether it’s a fresh take on a recurring piece, or a new project you’re eager to make happen, we’d love to work with you.