Hello! My name is Laura E. Hall.
I’m an artist, writer, puzzle-maker, immersive environment and narrative designer living in Portland, Oregon. My work focuses on the intersections between arts, culture, and technology, especially in gaming.
Escape Rooms and Puzzles
I craft live, interactive escape the room puzzle games and creative puzzle-based adventures for global clients with Timberview Productions and in Portland, Oregon at Meridian Adventure Co. Come visit us!
Environmental Narrative and Interactive Experiences
My creative, immersive installations focus on storytelling through environment, performance, ephemera, interaction, deduction, and reflection.
Game and Narrative Design
My game design and narrative writing is wide-ranging and includes text-based interactive fiction, field and street games, ARGs, digital/tabletop hybrid board and card games, installation art, and analog games.
News, Interviews, and Public Speaking
I wrote Katamari Damacy for Boss Fight Books, a look at the story behind one of the most fun, most enduring video games of all time. Available now!
Public Speaking, Podcasts, and Interviews
Invite me to give a keynote, provide expertise on escape rooms and immersive work, or speak at your organization! Please email me to check my availability. View my previous speaking engagements, headshots, and bio, and check out my podcast interviews.
Interested in working together? View my consulting page for more info.