In 2000, Diane Erlich was asked to join George Brown College to help for one term with a fast-track program in graphic design production. The response from her students was remarkable and so for the last 16 years she has brought her skill and passion to the School of Design, working with students who are trying to get a “leg up” in the industry.
A graphic design professional for 30 years, Diane started her career as a print and production specialist, grew to become a software specialist and has branched out into the areas of animation, interactive design, game design and app creation. Because of her expertise in graphic design software, Diane has been featured in both print and television media. In 1999 Diane opened her studio, Orchid Graphics, and in 2012 she launched her game studio, Misfit Children Games.
Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator
Areas of Specialization
Digital Applications II
Advanced Technology in Design Practice
Areas of Expertise
working with people who want to make games but never thought they could
2012-Present – Owner/Principal, Misfit Children Games
2000-Present – Professor, School of Design, George Brown College
1999-Present – Owner, Graphic Production, Designer and Game Designer, Orchid Graphics
Design studio of record (volunteer) – Toronto Annex Cat Rescue
Voice-over actor – Apex Animation, Swashbuckled: The Curse of the Jade Sparrow, and many bit parts in student projects for the School of Design and Game Design
Member – Dames who make Games (DMG)