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.

6 thoughts on “About

  • January 21, 2011 at 7:18 am
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    Love your Blog site Laurie, look forward to more!

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  • July 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm
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    Lovely site, Lori. You have a wide range of talent and a delicious sense of humour which comes through in all your designs. Amazing what a Fine Art student turned designer-artist-illustrator can do, eh? Yay to our old college!

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    • July 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm
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      Thanks Jenny,
      It was fabulous connecting this morning – who’da thunk that two alumni of that crazy place would end up connecting over a bottle or two of wine – especially since we didn’t even drink it together! Love the Wild dog squiggles. The den buddies are being enlarged onto the back of the Painted Wolf Wine stands for the Cape Wine Show and Vindaba. I bet all the rest of the wine companies are going to have either bottle shots, photos of vineyards and other expected backgrounds…. Your drawings are going to stand out soooooo nicely!

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  • May 29, 2016 at 11:29 pm
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    The Initial Teaching Alphabet! That is something I haven’t heard of in decades, many decades. Though I do remember I hated it – okay I was all of 7 or 8. But I do remember hating it 🙂

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    • May 30, 2016 at 9:26 am
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      I loved it. But then, having done the Highlands Ability Battery test, it is obvious that my ability set would have made it easy for me. I remember getting very very bored during reading out loud, because I had already skipped ahead, read the whole “story” – “see Jane run” et al, and everybody was reading so slowly… I think if it was nowadays, I would be diagnosed with ADHD, because man, it was hard not to run around the class screaming. On the other hand, the poor kids that saw all these squiggles and thought they were mad, must have equally wanted to run around the class screaming.

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