Creative insight has the power to change consumer behaviour!
About Lori Thompson
Lori discovered her love for editorial design and creative promotion as a visual merchandising student at Seneca College. She loved all aesthetic and marketing aspects but particularly enjoyed the ‘design graphics’ course that was embedded into the program. She decided to broaden and advance her career by going back to school at Durham College where she later graduated from the graphic design program with honours.
In 1995, Lori launched Graphic a la Design, providing graphic design and branding services to prestigious companies from multiple design and creative sectors downtown Toronto and across Durham Region. Having worked with a variety of creative professionals she has embraced a passion for editorial design, typography (read typography blog), colour theory (read colour blog) and photography.
In addition to supporting her clients and managing her graphic design business, Lori spent many years working at an established print company. Her creative insight, knowledge and leadership helped to establish the design department as she trained new designers and initiated a variety of client services. In this capacity, she oversaw design production and all aspects of pre-press work and design consultation. She became a specialist with numerous advanced design programs, typographic principles, layout and photo editing.
As she grew her business, knowledge and expertise, Lori discovered a new passion, which she quickly fell in love with — teaching. Lori loves to learn and share her experiences and expertise; she graduated at the top of her class at the Technological Education Program at Queen’s University in the Faculty of Education. Since then, she has obtained a Specialist in Technological Education and has taken several Additional Qualification courses through the University of Toronto and York University. Her strong work ethic and love for design allows her to balance Graphic a la Design and teaching.
Through various small business and international corporate branding projects, Lori has contributed to the success of an array of local and internationally known businesses. As an industry leader and teacher of marketing and communications technology — creative, enterprising design and lifelong learning is a way of life.
Meet The Team
Designer / Illustrator
Her approach to graphic design is sophisticated and clever. She combines art, design, typography and numerous creative skills to produce branded material and original visual images.
Designer / Production
Dedicated and meticulous. From a basic Ken Burns effect to compelling social media graphics, Darren's production skills are on target.
Copywriter / Creative Communications
She adores copy — researching, thinking, writing and tweaking — and it's evident in all that she produces. Writing with an agenda in mind, she uses her craft to push our clients' product and service.
Translator (French / Spanish)
She is the master of translation — there's no room for error with her on your project! She will ensure your message is accurately translated from English to French and/or Spanish, completely error free.
A natural born shutterbug! With over two decades of experience, he knows how to capture significant moments, giving clients the opportunity to tell their story through the lens.
She takes pride in her efficiency and organization skills! While staying focused and self-motivated she ensures all office supplies are on hand, files are in order and our month-end reports are up-to-date and ready for Gina.
Bookkeeper / Accounting
She loves numbers and "the books" — she stays on top of the accounts, ensuring everything behind the scenes is running smoothly.