Lorraine Wright, BA

Lorraine
Wright
, BA

Biography

Lorraine holds an Honours B.A. in Art and Art History from McMaster University specializing in bronze casting and sculpture, complemented by a Diploma in Graphic Design Communication Production from Ryerson. She has seventeen years of design, art direction and communications experience in political environments, including eight years as the Manager of Design and Production for the City of Toronto overseeing a design, production and print team. Lorraine became an R.G.D. member in 1997. She held the position of professor of Graphic Design for a year at Sheridan College before joining the design faculty at George Brown College in 2000. In 2002 she received the Crystal Apple for teaching excellence. Lorraine continues to work as a designer.

In her spare time, she maintains her passion for sculpture carving in stone, and producing bronze art medals. As the President of the Medal Arts Society of Canada and a member of FIDEM (Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d’Art ), she exhibits her bronze medals internationally.

Academic Credentials

Honours BA Arts and Art History, McMaster University, 1980

Graphic Design Communication Production, Ryerson Polytechnical Insitute, 1987

Registered Graphic Designers Association of Canada, 1997

Graphic Designers Society of Canada, 1987

Areas of Specialization

Production

Design Thesis

Areas of Expertise

Photography

Typography

Digital Applications

Career Highlights

2000-Present – Professor, Graphic Design, George Brown College

1999-2000 –Professor, Graphic Design, Sheridan College

1999-2015 – Designer/Owner, Designwrights (freelance)

1991-1999 – Manager, Design and Production, Corporate Communications, City of Toronto

1986-1991 –Supervisor, Design and Production, Communications, Peel Region

1981-1986 – Communication Officer, Peel Region

Awards

EDCO Marketing Award, (Brochure Design) 2009

Nominated for Crystal Apple Teaching Award 2003

Nominated for Crystal Apple Teaching Award 2002

Crystal Apple Award Winner 2001

National Post, Design Exchange Award, 2000

EDCO Marketing Award, 1998