Lori started drawing and writing at a very young age and had the distinction of featuring in a newspaper article on the advantages of the i.t.a (initial teaching alphabet) method when she was 5, having written and illustrated a story about ducks.
Lori went on to study Fine Art at the Witwaterand Technikon School of Art and Design (now part of the University of Johannesburg). After graduating, Lori worked as a Recreation Officer for Johannesburg Parks and Recreation, planning and implementing after-school and holiday activities for children as well as creative courses for adults. She then went to work for Grey Advertising (Designer) followed by The University of the Witwatersrand (Communications Officer) before getting married and moving to the UK and working for Frost Design.
The family moved to Singapore and then the United States, where she freelanced while bringing up three children. After 16 years of globe trotting, Lori returned to Johannesburg, where she currently resides.
Lori’s clients (freelance and otherwise) have included: Fidelity Security Group, Databuild, Multiflora, Dynamic Vision, Green Solutions Landscaping, Strategic Productivity, Ballistic Body Armour, Lord Prawn, Cyber Nurse, Fevertree Consulting, British Waterways, The Colne Valley Trust, Fourways High School, High Chem (Kenya), Protea Chemicals (East Africa), Engauge (UK), Painted Wolf Wines, HeronBridge College, Steps Charity, Lapalala Wilderness School and many more small to medium enterprises.
She has illustrated three books for Fiona Ingram’s on-going middle school series as well as a picture book for Steps Charity.
Available for freelance design, copywriting, illustration, social media management, blogging and creative problem solving.