Graphic Design: Editorial and Print Design Emphasis

One of the most important responsibilities for a designer is to construct a visual hierarchy. When a design lacks this, it leaves the audience feeling confused, or worse, gone. An attempt to assign without hierarchies of importance leads to confusion. It won’t take long before the potential client moves on to something more worthy of their time and attention. From detailed design of high-end magazines, corporate brochures and catalogs, we have the over two decades of experience of creating stunning, effective and accessible print communications.

Lakeridge Health Hospital Graphic Design image

Lakeridge Health Foundation
Supporting excellence in healthcare and inspires our community to advance healthcare in Durham Region.

Graphic a la Design Services: Re-design the donor report and insert in accessible format, compliant with Clear Print Guidelines and Universal Design.

Durham District School Board Graphic Design image

Durham District School Board is committed to identifying, removing, and preventing barriers for people with disabilities who work in, use or attend school board facilities and services.

Graphic a la Design Services: Re-design the 12-page Accessibility Guide and 128-page Planning Student Achievement Companion in accessible format, compliant with Clear Print Guidelines and Universal Design.

DDSB Graphic Design image

Durham District School Board recognizes the importance of partnership with parents and guardians in creating positive learning environments to ensure student achievement and well-being.

Graphic a la Design Services: Re-design the 52-page School Community Council Handbook with custom section icons, graphics and QR Codes in accessible format, compliant with Clear Print Guidelines and Universal Design.

Merithian Products Corp. Graphic Design image
Merithian Products Corp. Graphic Design image

Merithian Product Corp. is your one stop shop for Maintenance & Repair Solutions.

Graphic a la Design Services: Editorial design including corporate catalogues, icons, product packaging, presentation folders, advertisements, sales sheets, flyers, pop up banners and trade show signage.

CTI Cleeve Technology Durham Region
Cleeve Technology Incorporated

Cleeve Technology International is a high-tech, innovative global company with a high standard of excellence in the electrical interconnect sector of the aerospace and defence industries, worldwide. 

Graphic a la Design Services: Corporate branding, logo design, website design (including copywriting), social media and email campaigns, corporate brochures, hard and soft cover catalogues, sales sheets, custom wall and desk calendars, holiday cards, employee certificates, trade show booths and signage, pens, Frisbees, business cards and stationary, templates for business applications, and on-the premise product photography.

Remembrance Day Graphic Design image

The Oshawa United Services Remembrance Committee aims to raise awareness of the contribution to our freedom made by our sailors, soldiers, airmen and women and their loved ones. 

Graphic a la Design Services: Create branding and work with  committee members and advertisers to compile the Festival of Remembrance Day Concert and Service souvenir program.

Town of Whitby Graphic Design image

Town of Whitby is committed to enhancing services for residents, investors, business owners and visitors. 

Graphic a la Design Services: Re-design Whitby Perspective, giving the 8-page newsletter a clean, contemporary look; making it universally designed for print and AODA Compliant with ISO 14289-1 (AKA PDF/UA-1) accessible on assistive technology, such as screen readers. The newsletter was printed and mailed to every residence in the Town of Whitby.

Whitby Chamber of Commerce Graphic Design image

Whitby Chamber of Commerce Hot off the press! A professionally printed member directory is a tangible reminder of products and services offered within the membership. It encourages member interaction in an easy to stay in touch with format.

Graphic a la Design Services: Design 40 Page member directory.

Property Managment Graphic Design image

Ontario Property Management Group provides management services to private landlords, co-operative and non-profit housing communities, boards and residents.

Graphic a la Design Services: Branding, corporate overview, annual report, stationary, press-releases, website copy, marketing media and various advertisements for trade magazines.

Ascenture Whitby Ontario Graphic Design image
Ascenture Magazine Graphic Design image

Whitby Chamber of Commerce: Ascenture Business Magazine is a hybrid of ‘ascending venture,’  taking businesses to new heights.

Graphic a la Design Services: We created the concept of accenting the UR to give ownership — it’s YOUR Ascending Venture. The magazine was a complete re-design including editorial concepts and layouts.

© Content is not to scale. The portfolio pages on this website present Lori’s design portfolio; a small selection of her work. Due to contractual restrictions with some of our corporate and trade clients, not all work is posted. Additional pieces may be viewed on Graphic a la Design’s social media or in-person by appointment. Please respect Intellectual Copyright Laws by not reproducing the work of Graphic a la Design without written permission of Lori Thompson.

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