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The Vision

The Greek word, Meraki: doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you're doing, whatever it may be. 


The Lady Behind the Vision

With The Creative Clique, I wanted to design a life I loved. Be my own boss. Set my own rules. Inspire others.  Be creative. 


Laurie Nicoud

Creative Director + Graphic Designer + Big Margarita Fan

I’m Laurie. I’m the owner/lead designer behind The Creative Clique. I warmly welcome you to my site, and I can’t wait to share all of the fun projects that I’ve been working on lately.  A little bit about me?  I’m a San Diego based Creative Director + Graphic Designer and mom of 3 (including my pup, Diego).  

Currently obsessed with iced coffee, everything Kate Spade, Cadillac margaritas with lots of salt, exploring our sunshine city with my family.

I have been designing for over 10 years, and my love for graphic design all started in high school with my Yearbook class elective. I pursued my passion at the Art Institute, and earned my bachelor of arts in Graphic Design. I eventually landed a job in San Diego as the Creative Director of San Diego Magazine and Exquisite Weddings Magazine, where I designed editorial pages, directed photo shoots, and spearheaded branded projects from start to finish. I’ve always had big dreams of starting my own design studio in San Diego where I could work with blooming businesses and help them execute their branded strategy from start to finish. And here we are today…


“It's a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.”


The Reason

The Creative Clique is my “creative bliss”. Each day I get to work with awesome brands and help them grow and succeed. Through creative design, I am able to create new friendships, balance work and family life, and put all of my passion into a tangible product that can inspire others.  We are all working to make the San Diego community an inspiring, supportive, creative hub for growing businesses. I hope you will join me on this journey!


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