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Cactus Country design studio: Made in Arizona

The Show's Made in Arizona series spotlights Arizona makers.

Meet the husband-and-wife duo behind Cactus Country design studio.

Lauren and Mark Johnston are a communications and graphic design dream team. She focuses on the branding side of the business, and he the design. Though, Lauren never thought it would end up this way.

Now, the pair have built a graphic design, branding and illustration company with a distinct, southwestern feel. Think a saguaro-themed show poster for Kurt Vile, or a horseshoe-inspired logo for Cowtown Skateboards.

The Show spoke with Lauren more about their work, their inspiration and how she began working with her husband.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.