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LU+CO designs celebrate Art for Daily Life
Daily life is anchored at home. Through responsible partnerships and sustainable production, we expand the concept of home to include the greater community and the ecosystems that sustain us.

Who Is Journey?

Journey is the inspiration behind LU+CO. Created by artist Luanne Stovall, she is the modernist Leafcutter Ant featured in Hero's Journey I: New Leaf. In this series of 12 gouache paintings, Journey makes her way across time and landscapes carrying her freshly harvested leaf home. Through dawn, sunset, moonrise, and starlight, her journey celebrates integrity, teamwork, and the eloquent beauty of Mother Nature. She reminds us that we are stronger together.

Luanne traces her interest in the "small but mighty" ant to Biologist E.O. Wilson's groundbreaking research on the social behavior of ants, and A Bug's Life (1998), Disney and Pixar's animated film about perseverance in the face of oppression.

The Company

LU+CO Team

Luanne Stovall
Chief Executive Officer
Founding Artist and head “Maker,” Luanne Stovall credits growing up in Ohio with an Art Teacher Dad and Home Economics Teaching Mother for her Art for Daily Life passion. She believes that Art can transform our lives with its creative spark and expressive power. Taking cue from early 20th century mentors in art and design, she integrates modernist design with her background as a painter and color theorist. Luanne embraces color as a vital communication tool and conducts 21st century color literacy lectures, workshops, and courses at universities and museums across the country.
I chose “Grey with an e” as my favorite color. Or rather Grey chose me. It’s everything between black and white. Grey is mysterious and mostly flies under the radar.
Jennifer Cotteleer
Chief Operating Officer
Decades of experience in the Technology industry allow Jennifer Cotteleer to combine her midwestern roots and world traveling wings to head LU + CO as the Chief “Make it Happen” Officer. Raised from the cradle by entrepreneurial women, Jennifer is inspired by LU+CO’s work to create new economic opportunities for artists and makers by merging the Arts with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM to STEAM). From her Austin treehouse with a bright yellow door, Jennifer enjoys hosting friends from all corners of the world.
Confident Yellow is good for me because I’m a morning person; I like to get up with the sunrise. It tells the world to wake up and get in motion.
Krystal De Lisi
Creative Director
Creative Director and unofficial Lu+Co Hand Model, Krystal De Lisi has more than 15 years of experience developing and launching consumer products. Inspired by LU+CO’s sustainable practices, and commitment to art and community, She uses her expertise to bring the LU+CO brand vision to life. Krystal is also the founder of The Edit Advisory, a consulting firm focused on trend analysis, market research and developing concepts into strategic designs. Her love for design stems from early childhood memories of sketching fashion figures in her mother’s clothing store for children.
I’ve always been drawn to Aqua with just the right amount of green. The depth of the Ocean and the movement of waves bring me closer to the calm of Mother Nature.
Lauren Lovell
Public Relations
Team Story-Teller, Lauren Lovell has more than a decade of Public Relations experience securing headlines for lifestyle, technology, and nonprofit clients. She loves a good cause-related project and uses her passion for communications to share the LU+CO Mission. A nature lover and design appreciator, Lauren is inspired by LU+CO’s push to grow Art’s presence in the home with environmentally responsible products. Outside of work, you’ll find Lauren happily experimenting in the kitchen with her kids, the latest issue of Food & Wine Mag in hand and great music on the stereo.
My favorite colors tend to be sage or fern greens. Something herbal and fresh, or deep and mossy and cozy. Greens feel both content and hopeful all at once.
Meg mulloy
Photographer
With ten years of experience as a freelance photographer and retoucher, Meg Mulloy takes on various types of assignments, from architecture to still life/products to portraits.  She is also an educator, having taught photography on the college level for more than a decade. An avid lover of plants and animals, Meg is inspired by LU+CO’s mission to celebrate the natural world. When not teaching or on assignment, her favorite things to do include reading, tending to a huge collection of house plants and hanging out with Backpack, the black pug she and her husband adopted in 2018.
I feel like my favorite color changes, depending on the season. Currently, my favorite color is terra cotta because it evokes warmth and community, like evening light and campfires...plus it pairs so well with greens and blues which also rank high among my color preferences.
Oliver Januszka
Web Developer
Resident graphic and web developer Oliver Januszka brings his technical expertise and unique aesthetic to LU+CO's brand. Oliver has a deep appreciation for LU+CO's drive to strengthen local communities through artistic partnerships. As the oldest of five in a military family, Oliver has been influenced by all the different places he's lived throughout his life, and spends his time working with local nonprofits and small businesses to build their brands.
Deep jewel tone blue is my favorite color. It reminds me of the time I spent in Japan, and the color of the seas surrounding the Ryukyu Islands.
ShaNel Robertson
Media Arts & Animation Intern
Media Arts and Animation Intern from the Art Institute of Austin, ShaNel Robertson followed her military family around the world, but spent her favorite childhood years in Guam. She always wanted to be an artist. Growing up, her favorite characters were Scooby Doo and Bugs Bunny. ShaNel is delighted to animate The Hero’s Journey as her LU+CO internship project. She is inspired by Journey’s story as she strives to bring her freshly harvested leaf home.
Sky Blue is my favorite. It’s a soft and happy color. Sometimes it shifts but I always come back to Sky Blue. Because the sky's the limit when it comes to imagination.

The Makers

Adaptive Textiles
Based in West Chester, PA, Adaptive Textiles design every step of their operation with the community and environment in mind. Considerations include environmentally friendly water-based pigments and refillable ink cartridges, low energy machines and methods, minimal fabric waste through no-minimum ordering and fabric remnants donated for use as craft materials in local schools or bedding and litter at local animal shelters.

Adaptive Textiles provides custom printing services for the growing market of interior designers, artists and textile designers with their own collections of fabrics and finished products for home interiors.
Forward Stitching
Forward Stitching answers the call for local skilled manufacturing by re-instilling the art of sewing back into our culture. Founder Kelly Howard equips women with professional skills to overcome the challenges of past life experience and the post-exit prison system. For those at Forward Stitching, the greatest success is to provide the training women need to work in a field, be it alterations, production or custom work, that allows them to take control of their lives.

Who is journey?

Journey is the inspiration behind LU+CO. Created by artist Luanne Stovall, she is the modernist Leafcutter Ant featured in Hero's Journey I: New Leaf. In this series of 12 gouache paintings, Journey makes her way across time and landscapes carrying her freshly harvested leaf home. Through dawn, sunset, moonrise, and starlight, her journey celebrates integrity, teamwork, and the eloquent beauty of Mother Nature. She reminds us that we are stronger together.

Luanne traces her interest in the "small but mighty" ant to Biologist E.O. Wilson's groundbreaking research on the social behavior of ants, and A Bug's Life (1998), Disney and Pixar's animated film about perseverance in the face of oppression.

The company

LU+CO Team

the makers