Biography

Lori Langille studied Fine Arts at the University of Ottawa before going on to the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD U) in Toronto to study painting and illustration. She graduated from OCAD U's Communications and Design program with a concentration in Editorial Illustration. Since then she has worked on a freelance basis for a wide range of private and public sector clients. Lori also pursues a parallel career in fine arts, exhibiting her work both independently and with the Clutch art collective. Notable recent work includes:

* Creating the logo for Mildred's Temple Kitchen in Toronto, the new eatery that's a part of the Mildred Pierce restaurant family and which opened in the fall of 2008.

* Designing a 13 foot high mural for Mildred's Temple Kitchen in September 2013, on a feature wall that's now a backdrop for special events such as wedding party photos.

* In November 2013, interview about having a career as both collage illustrator and design blogger for the Blogger of the Moment section on Rise Art, a London-based online art group affiliated with The Tate and Serpentine galleries among others.

* In December 2015, creating three collage illustrations used in the identity for Parfait, a Toronto condo development by Tridel, which are currently being used in print media, signage, website and other collateral.

 

Client List

Adobe, American Lawyer Magazine, Avenue Magazine, Bell Canada, Benefits Magazine, Burnt Toast Magazine,  Canadian Business Magazine, Canadian House of Commons, CIBC Wood Gundy, Consulting and Audit Canada, D Home Magazine, Delta Air Sky Magazine, Elections Canada, Fast Company Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Magazine, Holt Rinehart Publishers, Homemakers Magazine, Hour Detroit Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, Interiors Magazine, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Mildred's Temple Kitchen, The Milken Institute Review, More Magazine, The National Post, Nortel, Precedent Magazine, Profit Magazine,  Selling Power Magazine, Statistics Canada, Texas Monthly, The Toronto Star, Tridel, Your Money Magazine.

 

More of Lori's work can be viewed on the Women Who Draw directory.

Lori also has a shop over at Society6, featuring a selection of collage illustrations available as prints, cards, ipod and iphone cases, ipod and iphone skins and mugs.

 

Automatism Blog

Lori is also the editor of the blog automatism, where she shares whatever she finds inspiring, interesting, or simply beautiful in design, art, illustration and other creative fields. Recent recognition for automatism includes:

* In December 2009 the automatism blog was selected by The Times Online as one of the top 50 design blogs in the world.

* In February 2010 Lori was one of seven bloggers profiled in a LoftLife magazine article on the rise of the design blogger.

* In July 2010 the automatism blog was chosen by Côté Maison magazine as one of their 15 favourite international design blogs.

* In March 2011 Blogger chose automatism as one of their Blogs of Note, a distinction awarded to Blogger-powered blogs found interesting and noteworthy.

* In December 2011 Lori was in the Rue Magazine holiday issue, appearing in the Blogger Side by Side feature with fellow blogger Katie Quinn Davies of What Katie Ate, with illustrations by Katie Rodgers.

* In August 2012 Etsy invited Lori to create a guest board for Pinterest

* In January 2013 automatism was chosen by Blender magazine for its list of Les 10 blogs de design á suivre en 2013 (the 10 Design Blogs to Follow in 2013).

 

Gallery Shows

Lori has shown her personal work in various galleries and public spaces in Ottawa, in both solo shows and as a member of the Clutch art collective.

 

Solo Shows

2012 If You're Afraid of Butter, Use Cream Exposure Gallery, Thyme & Again, Ottawa

2006 Idol The Black Tomato, Ottawa

 

Group Shows With Clutch Art Collective

2011 Yule Exposure Gallery, Thyme & Again, Ottawa

2009 Heaven Santé Restaurant/Gallery, Ottawa

2008 Wallflowers Mercury Lounge, Ottawa

2007 Spaghetti Western Mercury Lounge, Ottawa

2006 Machine The Urban Pear, Ottawa

2005 Rush Mercury Lounge, Ottawa

2005 Tree Juniper Restaurant, Ottawa

2004 Fish The Shanghai Restaurant, Ottawa

2003 Lemon Exposure Gallery, Thyme & Again, Ottawa

2002 Hat Ironwood Café, Ottawa

2002 Chair Black Tomato, Ottawa

2002 Pie The Manx, Ottawa

 

Other Group Shows

2010 Here For There La Petit Mort Gallery, Ottawa

2009 Unload La Petit Mort Gallery, Ottawa