Laurel Tincher

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Laurel Tincher
BornPalo Alto, CA
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Laurel Tincher
BornLaurel Christine Tincher
(1988-03-22) March 22, 1988 (age 34)
Palo Alto, California, United States
🏫 EducationUniversity of Southern California, Biomimicry Institute, Academy of Art University
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Laurel Christine Tincher (born in Palo Alto, California March 22, 1988) is an American film producer, fashion designer, actress, writer, director, photographer, painter, businesswoman, and inventor.

Early Life and Education[edit]

Tincher was born in Palo Alto, California. Her mother is an artist, and her father is a General Contractor, craftsman, and farmer. Tincher is the youngest of two sisters; her older sister Katherine is an interior designer in San Francisco. She is a member of the Tincher family, some of whom were American pioneers in the 1700s.[1]

Tincher graduated from the all girl's school Castilleja School in Palo Alto, California in 2006, receiving the Theatrical Arts Award.[2] She graduated in 2010 from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, receiving her BA in Film Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

In 2012 Tincher earned a Biomimicry Design Specialist Certification from the Biomimicry Institute 3.8.[3] She completed MFA courses in fashion design at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, from 2012-2014.


Tincher started working in the film industry in 2006, when she was in the art department for the feature film 'Our Feature Presentation,' which was filmed in her hometown with Director Gardner Loulan.[4]

In 2007, Tincher got her entrepreneurial start as a founding team member of Los Angeles based event production company DANCEiSM, launched by her peers at USC.[5] Through that venture she met Pomona College graduate Melissa Hanna, JD MBA. In 2009 Hanna and Tincher Co-Founded Little Spoon Desserts, one of the first gourmet food trucks in Los Angeles.[6] The pair expanded the company into wholesale and catering, providing desserts to events and film productions such as Alice in Wonderland (2010 film) at Sony Pictures Studios. Little Spoon Desserts competed on the Food Network show 'Cupcake Wars' in 2010.[7]

A short film Tincher wrote and directed during her time at USC, 'Finding Atlas,' screened at NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth) in Seattle in 2009.[8]

In 2014 Tincher published CUBA:16, a book of original artwork, writing, and photography from her time spent in Cuba in 2004 during the U.S. tightening of travel restrictions.[9]

Tincher launched fashion and lifestyle brand Dwimmer in 2014. A family business, Tincher and her father design and manufacture handcrafted neckwear for all genders.[2] In 2015 they applied for a patent on their slotted necktie design[10], which won the Silver A' Design Award in 2018.[11] The neckties have been worn by child drag performer and LGBTQ activist Desmond Napoles[12], and were featured in the off Broadway production of AGNUS the Play in 2017.[13] The company designed custom neckties for the 2017 Beverly Hills premiere of the USA Network show 'Queen of the South (TV series)'.[14]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Castilleja - an independent school for girls grades 6-12 in Palo Alto, California: New Alum News".
  3. "2012 Biomimicry Specialists (Western)".
  4. "The Almanac" (PDF).
  5. Engel, Allison. "Starving Artists? Not a Chance". USC News.
  6. "Little Spoon Desserts Food Truck". 2009-11-17.
  7. "Little Spoon Desserts". Food Network.
  8. "NFFTY 2009 Festival Guide". Issuu.
  9. "CUBA:16".
  10. "Laurel Tincher Inventions, Patents and Patent Applications - Justia Patents Search".
  11. Studios, OMC Design. "Laurel Tincher Dwimmer Nzinga Tie Neckwear for any gender".
  12. "NYC Pride Week". 2018-06-19.
  13. Desk, BWW News. "AGNUS Premieres Off-Broadway This January".
  14. "Queen of the South Premiere". 2017-06-15.

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