Snack Mountain was founded by Lauren Adolfsen in 2003. Born and raised in New York City, Lauren’s passion for food started at a young age with the children’s book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and a collection of McDonald’s Happy Meal toys. Years later, as an undergraduate at Skidmore College, she created “Snack Mountain,” a multi-media installation that featured claymation food characters on a fatal roller coaster ride. After college, Lauren worked as a buyer for retail stores such as Fred Flare and MoMA and continued to make claymation movies while also producing and selling a line of t-shirts and accessories under the Snack Mountain name. In May 2011 Lauren received her MFA in Graphic Design from Yale School of Art. Lauren currently lives in Los Angeles where she works as a freelance designer and illustrator.