Laura Manns is an illustrator, puppet builder and fabricator. She earned a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Manns started working with the Muppets at Puppet Heap in 2009, and since 2013 regularly freelances at the Jim Henson Company working on Sesame Street, and other projects for television, theater, and feature film. She was a credited designer on Disney's' 2011 film The Muppets and for Sesame Street from Season 44 through Season 47. She also did fabrication for Julie's Greenroom and Puppet Up!