Illuminated Storytelling

Atypical Artists is built on the belief that to make the most compelling stories, you need to empower a diverse and passionate set of creators; in other words, make neat stuff, with neat people. Founded by Lauren Shippen, Jordan Cope and Briggon Snow at the end of 2018, Atypical Artists is an all-in-house production studio cultivating fresh narratives across a wide-breadth of entertainment mediums, from a core background of fiction podcast storytelling. The team’s expertise in making audio drama podcasts from soup to nuts has Atypical Artists uniquely poised to help push the medium even further and bring audio storytelling to a whole new group of listeners.

The Team

Lauren Shippen, CEO

Lauren Shippen is a writer most known for creating the popular science fiction podcast, The Bright Sessions. The audio drama has won numerous awards, been featured in major publications, and spun-off into several podcast series and three young adult novels for Tor Teen. Beyond The Bright Sessions, Lauren was the co-producer of a joint Panoply-BBC audio drama that will be debuting in 2019. In 2018, she was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media and one of Moviemaker and Austin Film Festival’s 25 Screenwriters to Watch. When she isn't writing and acting, Lauren drinks a lot of coffee, goes on hikes, and stares wistfully at dogs she passes on those hikes. She currently lives in
Los Angeles but travels frequently to New York where she can split her
time between her parents’ dogs and her love of Broadway.

Jordan Cope, COO

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Briggon Snow, VP of Digital

Briggon Snow started out in podcasts as the voice of Caleb on the science-fiction audio drama, The Bright Sessions. With a recurring role on Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers and guest spots on CBS’ Seal Team, Showtime’s Masters of Sex, and podcasts such as Arcs, The Big Loop, EOS 10, Super Ordinary and My Neighbors Are Dead - Briggon is an actor with a wide-ranging and growing body of work on screen and behind the mic. In addition to his creative pursuits, Briggon’s background in digital coordination, producing, marketing, branding and partnerships from his work at dick clark productions (BBMAs, AMAs, NYRE and The Streamy Awards) makes his transition to head up the digital department as a co-founder of Atypical Artists a thrilling and fortuitous melding of interests and expertise. In addition to his work as an actor/writer/producer, Briggon is an advocate for, and a member of, the LGBTQ+ community – empowering a life-long mission to cultivate and promote equality, diversity and visibility in the art he creates.