Hello and welcome to Beyond the brand! I’m so glad you’re here! Before I discuss Beyond the Brand, I would like to introduce myself. 

My name is Lauren Flener and I am a college student and creative with a strong enthusiasm for technology, accessibility, and healthy living. I was born with an eye condition called Optic Nerve Hypoplasia which has caused me to be legally blind since birth. I’ve always had a strong passion for helping those in my community, and I’ve learned that technology is the best way for me to do that. In May of 2022, I graduated with an Associates in Computer Science, and I’m currently pursuing another degree in Professional and Technical Communication. I’m not sure where this next chapter will lead me, but I’m hoping that I can be in a position to develop accessible technology that benefits people for the better. 

I created Beyond the Brand as a way to not only grow my skills as a developer, but to make new connections and meet new people. People are the center of everything I do, so I develop with accessibility and user experience in mind from the start. At the moment, I provide web development services, social media setup and brand strategy. Soon, I hope to expand into other areas including app development and podcast production.

Feel free to get in touch with me here and connect with me on social media via any of the links in the footer.