laura mcquarrie

who is laura mcquarrie?

laura is a senior research writer for, one of the world's largest trendspotting communities. daily, she researches and writes articles covering a broad range of topics from fashion to furniture, automobiles to advertising. she has driven millions of views to the site with thousands of published articles. laura has an incredibly diverse background; her previous experiences in branding, social media and interior design combine her sharp eye for aesthetics with a powerful understanding of communication in its many forms. laura has worked with well-known personalities and companies including: debbie travis, canadian tire and the prestigious royal canadian yacht club.

laura loves: tea, travel, reading horror movie spoilers, transparent objects, books (± used), caffeine, colour, cacti, alliteration, typography, yoga, chunky knits, sushi and thursdays.

awards + recognition

new media internship

trend hunter academy graduate

successfully completed the trend hunter academy program in august 2013 with hundreds of published articles, earning over a million views, a certificate in digital journalism and a social media award

house and home ad

national magazine ad feature

designed an ad for lois macaulay home that is featured in the january 2012 issue of house and home magazine, distrubuted across canada

recycled textile fabric

excellence in material use award

received 'excellence in material use' award at the 2011 ryerson year-end show for the design and fabrication of a recycled textile project