Diane Erlich

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Diane Erlich


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.

Academic Credentials

Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator

Areas of Specialization

Digital Applications II

Production III

Advanced Technology in Design Practice

Areas of Expertise


Application Design

Interactive Design


Future Technologies

working with people who want to make games but never thought they could

Career Highlights

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

Other Activities

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)