What Our Clients Say

Malcolm Gladwell explains that reaching the 10,000-hour rule — which he considers the key to success in any field — is simply a matter of practicing a specific task that can be accomplished with 20 hours of work a week for 10 years. Lori has been immersed in graphic and web design, marketing and communication for 25 years, making her a valuable asset to your business or brand. Reach out to see how Lori and her team can bring affordable creative solutions to your business or brand, just like they did for these clients!

More than 5 stars are needed for this review. We are so grateful to Graphic a la Design for making our vision come to life. Lori is the most phenomenal person, she has treated us like family from the moment we met. Her knowledge and experience make her one of the most brilliant people we have encountered. Lori listens well and her attention to detail is what sets her apart. We told her our story once, explained our concept and she brought our vision to life. There are almost 200,000 words in the Oxford Dictionary and though there are many that can describe Lori, there is a single word that encapsulates her brilliance, attitude and personality. Thank you, Lori, for all your support and for everything you've done and continued doing for us. #beyondgrateful.
Haroun and Shamiema
Owners, PlanB Handmade Burgers, Boerewors and Braai
When I met Lori, I handed her a hand-drawn gerbera daisy as my logo, explained to her my vision for "A Thing of Beauty, Seasonal Designs by Del" and stated emphatically that I had no idea how to use any form of social media. In return, I received the warm smile of a new friend and the confident reassurance of a true professional that I was in good hands. Endless questions on my part, long hours and an ever-creative professional presence on Lori's part brought us to a logo, business card, letterhead, notepads and woo commerce website that I love and captures my vision. Working with Lori is like having a guardian angel on your shoulder at all times. She's always following up and is a constant, positive presence behind the scenes. Thank you Lori!
Del Clarkson
Creative Director/Owner, A Thing of Beauty
Exceptional artistry and the most spectacular designs, 10/10! I am so grateful to have Lori in my life. She has redesigned our website and organized our social media sites, as well as taken the time to teach me how to manage and upgrade the sites myself. Speaking as someone who is not social media savvy, Lori has been so generous and patient while working with me on these projects and continues to be an amazing resource and support for me on a regular basis. If you are ever looking for someone to connect with you and your vision for your business, someone who is a professional and expert in the industry, and someone who is always accessible and reliable to work with, then Lori at Graphic a la Design is who you need to work with.
Michelle Aceto, RPN​
Avenue MedSpa
Lori at Graphic a la Design is fast, friendly and she really cares about your business. She has made so many designs for our company that help promote our brand and educate our customers. If I could give her a 10 star, I would! Well done and thank you!!​
Melanie Kopstick Kalnitsky​
Owner, Contagious Designs Canada
Highly recommend! I absolutely LOVE the banner, business cards and updated logo that Graphic a la Design created for my business! I can’t wait to work with Lori again in the future!! Thank you, Graphic a la Design!!
Michelle Gamelin
Owner, Get Naked Soaps
I wish I could give more stars!! Lori went above and beyond for me and created the most beautiful logo I’ve ever seen! I’m in love with my new business cards and can’t wait to show them off. Anyone looking for anything business-related graphic design, rebranding, etc., look no further than Graphic a la Design!
Karen Verrelli
Owner, Karamella Designs
We highly recommend Lori at Graphic a la Design. She is so professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. We love our new modern attractive website and logo. Lori gives a 110%!

We look forward to working with Lori in the future.
Denise and Drew
Peak Communications, a Division of Peak Sales & Marketing
Lori is easy to work with. She listens to your ideas and executes amazing material. I am very happy with the brand including logo, ads, trade-show material and office forms she created for me. She is worth every penny.
Lorena Welsh
Owner, Canadian Permanent Makeup Academy
From start to finish I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Graphic a la Design! With Lori's knowledge and creativity she was able to provide us with a beautiful and eye catching new logo as well as business cards, digital letterhead and a stunning new website. I would highly recommend her services and look forward to working together in the future!
Melanie Lillies
Co-Owner/Designer, Dynamic Terrain Contractors​
Lori is amazing. She understands the psychology behind design and layout, and how to capture the essence of what you are looking to achieve in your design. Honest, devoted, passionate and caring she puts her heart and soul into each creation along with her incredible knowledge and expertise. We appreciate her patience and the way she guided us in the right direction. We ADORE our logo and her pricing is beyond reasonable! We highly recommend her and so grateful to have been referred to her.

Thank you Lori, for all of your hard work, we love you and are forever grateful!
Nadia and Jillian
Co-Owners, Rise Wellness Collective
A big shout out to Lori at Graphic a la Design for her amazing work on both my websites and helping me with social media. Her knowledge in this field is exceptional and she has so much patience. I really appreciate all the work she has done for me and I look forward to our future projects together!
Ana Whalen
Owner, Newcastle Village Physio and Durham Pelvic Health Physio
Lori was superb to work with. She was so helpful and honest through the entire process. She exceeded every expectation I had. With reasonable pricing, open communication and a wealth of product knowledge, I would not hesitate to work with or recommend Graphic a La Design.
Gerry Marshal
Parent Committee Member, Durham Attack Volleyball
Lori is phenomenal. She created our entire brand from logo to website and signage. She also helped set up Instagram and Facebook. She is super easy to work with and has a heart of gold. You can tell she loves what she does, it shows in her work. I highly recommend Graphic a la Design!​
Dawn Flowers
Boss Beauty Bar
Lori’s level of professional expertise has enabled me to confidently take an idea I’ve been developing for several years and begin to realize its full potential. She is incredibly supportive and makes herself available whenever I require guidance. I feel very fortunate to have formed a working relationship with such a dedicated and creative designer. Thank you, Lori for all that you do!
Brad Smith
Owner and Product Designer, Patent Pending (USA)
We had the pleasure of meeting and working with Lori from Graphic a la Design, and would highly recommend her services. With her knowledge, dedication and creativity, she was able to create and provide us a fantastic logo. We have had several positive comments on our new look. Thank you Lori​.
Karen and Gino
Owners, Your Thoughts 2 Wood
I have had the pleasure of working with Lori in various capacities since 1998. Her knowledge, proficiency, talent and professionalism keep me coming back, time after time for my design and print media. She consistently focuses on my company’s key priorities, adding value across my marketing mix. Despite Lori’s expertise, skillset and global clientele, her prices and turnaround times are always reasonable. I highly recommend Graphic a la Design to anyone looking to create or boost a brand, product or service.
Dave Graham
President, G-Force Marketing
We were referred to Graphic a la Design over a decade ago and have never looked back. Lori is a pure delight to work with; she is flexible and from the beginning has understood our business needs and brand vision. Each time we work with Lori, she has quickly translated our concepts into exceptional creatives. To add, as a busy global company, we appreciate the rapid response. We are proud to recommend Graphic a la Design as a 5-Star business and will continue to work with Lori for all our branding and communications requirements.
James Hammond
Director of Operations, Enable Interconnect Inc.
I wanted to hire the best and after meeting with Lori, I knew Graphic a la Design was it. Lori and her team are true professionals, from branding, corporate overview, annual reports, stationary, press releases, website copywriting, marketing media and various advertisements for trade magazines. They worked quickly and efficiently, presenting professional options and offering sound advice. Highly recommended.​
Kim B. Overbye
President / CEO, Ontario Property Management Group Inc
Lori was excited to create a brand for my practice and that excitement and creativity is abundant in the website she created. I cannot say enough about how easy she was to work with.
Carolyn A. Ross, DCC
Registered Psychotherapist, CRPO
Lori, thank you so much for taking my ideas and making them a reality. I tried with an online company and the experience was painful to say the least but with you the process was seamless and personal. You asked the right questions and completely understood what I was looking for. I will definitely recommend you in the future and anticipate that we will continue to work together in the future. Thank you!
Kathleen Peterson
Owner, Birds, Bees & Butterflies
Lori is not just a graphic designer, she's a mind-reader! She has an innate ability to deliver creatives that perfectly symbolize our vision. Her designs on the 'Ascenture' magazine and member directory book brought the Chamber into the 21st Century and we couldn't be more grateful. I will not hesitate to use her again!"
Amanda Sidaway
Marketing and Communications, Whitby Chamber of Commerce
YPMG Maintenance wants to give a BIG thanks to Lori and staff at Graphic a la Design for all their hard work. They did an amazing job designing the YPMG Maintenance Website, assisted in setting up our Facebook page and created a few Facebook ads for us. Thanks again!
James Bedell
Owner, YPMG Maintenance Ltd.
Launching my new business deemed to be very daunting. I've never had a brand or a website before; Lori was introduced to me and my life changed! She listened, created and efficiently put together my brand, and business. She helped capture the essence of what I wanted my future clients to feel. Now my vision has become a reality. Thank you, Lori and Graphic a la Design.
Natalie Wilson
Owner, High Heal Diaries
Lori, you made our vision come to life. You continue to go above and beyond to help our company grow and look professional. I highly recommend anyone work with you. Thank you for all of your efforts. We are very excited to show off your work and look forward to working with you again.
Craig Sluman
Owner, iScape Landscaping
Thank you so much, Lori, for creating a beautifully designed website for Little Blessings Nursery School. Our new and improved website will better allow us to share our special program with more families in our community. Our team had a lot of content we wanted to share with families in search of a quality nursery program but did not know how to do it. Thank you, Lori, for helping us organize it in a concise and readable way. We are also very happy to host with Graphic a la Design as we know the help and support with the website, as well as your friendship over the years to come, will be very beneficial for our school.
Maritza Alexandra
Little Blessings Nursery School
We have been working with Lori since 2007, and she has always been a pleasure to work with. She’s creative in her designs and is always able to see our vision through to an amazing result. She’s completed large projects like designing our full product catalogs from scratch, created large displays for trade shows, and helped with small jobs like logos, packaging and other marketing materials. She’s always responsive and reliable and very reasonable in her quoting.
Larry Miller
President, Merithian Products Corporation Incorporated
My experience with Lori was incredible right from the start and I am so grateful for our relationship. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted my brand to look like, but Lori really helped me clarify my thoughts and develop my vision. She asked all of the right questions, making me think about what I wanted to present to the world, and how I wanted my brand to be viewed as. I truly couldn’t be happier with all of the options she presented. She listened to every one of my ideas and thoughts — even the crazy ones — then built a brand that I am excited to share with the world. I am forever thankful.
Stephanie Gafoor
Creative Director, Stephanie Lyn Events
Lori at Graphic a la Design is pleasant to work with, professional, quick and responsive to feedback. We love the logo she designed for our brand and luxury clothing label. Highly recommended.
Nicole Jasmine and Oksana Ringsma
Co-Owners, Nicole Bach Ltd.
If I could give Lori 10 stars, I would. Lori went above and beyond for my son's small computer business. She treated us like we were the largest corporation in the world, and always with a smile. If you are considering professional business services of any kind, look no more, you've found a place like no other!
Brad and Logan
Port Perry
I cannot say enough about Lori and Graphic a la Design. Lori has such an eye for design and works along with you to make sure that your vision is brought to life and all your expectations are exceeded. She is a pleasure to work with and puts her heart into everything she designs as if she were designing for herself. I would truly recommend Graphic a la Design to anyone in need of a graphic designer.​​
Sandy Munro
Owner, The Finishing Touch
Lori has been an absolute asset to my small business. She has been effective at managing her time in order to meet our tight deadlines and always stays within our budget. I am looking forward to my new product launch on April 25, there are 8 new sugar and salt scrubs. Thank you for being so professional, I love my new labels!!
Ronnie Demaine
Owner, Fairy Angel Hair Salon
It has been a delight working with Lori, she is so compassionate about her work. She puts her heart into the work and is perfectionist. Thank you Lori for being so patient with me. I love your designs, your suggestions and the way you handled my project like it was your own. I wouldn't think twice to recommend you to anyone.
Ms. A. Salehmohamed​
Owner, Beauty Business​
I had a great experience working with Lori on producing the Whitby Firefighter Calendar in support of Wounded Warriors Canada and Durham Region Humane Society. Her expertise and experience were a great asset in helping throughout this project. I would highly recommend Graphic a la Design to anyone looking for a designer.
Adrian Award
Charitable Committee Member, Whitby Fire Department
I was very impressed with the time and energy Lori put into developing my brand — I don't know how she does it! Her skills and creativity far exceeded my expectations, not only was her work of a superior standard, but she went the extra mile with every little detail of my print and online media before my launch. I love it all, from my logo to gift certificates and business cards, she truly nailed it! Without a doubt, I will be working with her again on my next big idea!
Ann Williams
Owner, Blush Beauty Bar
For two years (three semesters), I had the privilege of being in Lori’s communications/design and marketing classes. Hands down, I love her design and typography philosophies and attention to detail — oh, the detail. Who would have thought that I would ever need a business card? Well after 4 years at university, it was suggested by a professor that I did. Naturally, I reached out to Lori. We spoke for 5 minutes, she asked a few questions then sent me six proofs — the challenge was choosing just one. Without a doubt, I would recommend Lori to anyone who's looking to raise the bar for their identify or brand!
Johanna Daniel
The branding Lori created is absolutely beautiful, it's exactly what I had in mind but didn't know it at first. I just love it all, from the logo to social media, to business cards, bookmarks, letterhead, contract forms, post cards and pens — the website is my favourite. I am so excited to start my new adventure and because of Lori, the Little Peace of Mind launch was perfect. Throughout the process, Lori has become a friend and I will most definitely recommend Graphic a la Design to others​​​.
Laurie Gugliuzzi
Owner, Little Peace of Mind​
Lori is awesome to work with, she designed the door welcoming post card and banner artwork for our Election Campaign material and did a terrific job. She is knowledgeable, professional and most of all flexible in her work and cares about her clients.​
Susan Thwaites
Campaign Manager, Rod Thwaites
It has been a delight working with Lori. She is so compassionate about her work. She puts her heart into the work and is perfectionist. Thank you Lori for being so patient with me. I love your designs, your suggestions and the way you handled my project like it was your own. I wouldn't think twice to recommend you to anyone.
David Harlow
Chairman, Oshawa Festival of Remembrance Committee
Since the moment I contacted Lori to assist me to update my logo and business card, she was so eager to give me the most amazing service and professionalism. Thanks so much for your assistance, Lori!
Mary K. Peteras
Owner, Mary K Jewels
We used Graphic a la Design for several banners and information cards for an event. They did an amazing job and kept us in the loop with several designs until we had exactly what we were looking for! We will absolutely use them again and I recommend you use them too!
Gord Roesch
President, Southwest Fire Academy
I recommend Graphic a la Design for their creative design work on websites and print materials that have helped to promote businesses at trade shows, conferences and other special events. Great work on creating and maintaining a fresh visual identity that complements the brand promise.
Jenna B.
President, J.B. and Associates
If you’re not following this company yet, get on board! Lori is an unbelievable artist who’s passion for design will continue as she excels past all expectations. Her work is groundbreaking and from what I can see from reading other reviews, she does not disappoint, ever!
Chris James
Owner, Chris' Photography
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