Beatrice Laurey (’05) ’09, who earned a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design and illustration with a minor in art history from Daemen College, was honored with the college’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Graduate of the Last Decade.
After graduating from Daemen, Laurey moved to Albany and began her career as a production designer for Price Chopper Grocery Stores and then went on to serve as art director at Berkshire Marketing Group.
Returning to Western New York, Laurey started as a graphic designer at bp Magazine. She was later named creative and digital director of the award-winning mental health publications bp Magazine and esperanza, where she has been working for more than a decade to bring information and inspiration to the underserved mental health community while reducing the stigma associated with bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety.
Laurey has been a part of the team that has made bp Magazine and bphope.com, which has been named among Healthline’s Best of the Web annually from 2012-19, one of the most valuable and respected resources available to those living with bipolar disorder and their families. She also helped launch esperanza magazine and also creates custom-made wedding invitations.
A native of Ansonia, Conn., Laurey resides in Akron.