Lauren Colonna serves as the Principal and Creative Director of Ovis Creative and leads a team that specializes in the development of strategic financial services marketing communication materials.

With over 17 years of experience working in the financial services sector, Colonna has designed and produced a wide range of award-winning corporate communication products for top-tier financial services institutions. Before founding Ovis Creative, Colonna served as the Vice President of Business Development and the Director of Creative and Client Solutions at Synergy Graphix. At Synergy, she led the development of marketing communication materials and established the firm's hedge fund and financial services business practices. 


Prior to Synergy, Colonna was a Senior Project Manager and Art Director at Morgan Stanley, where she executed the creative design and production of numerous high-level communication programs, first for their Investment Banking Division and later their Individual Investor Group. Colonna's background also includes creative and strategic roles at Prudential Financial and Lord Abbett & Co., where she developed and produced marketing communication materials for the investment management, mutual fund, annuities and managed account divisions. Colonna earned a BA in Corporate Design and Digital Imaging from the Rochester Institute of Technology.