OUR WICKED DESIGNS + YOUR COOL IDEAS
Hello and thank you for stopping by to learn about me! My name is Lori and I have been creating and helping other women (and yes, sometimes the occasional man) build and start their own creative businesses and projects for over 16 years.
In 2004 I started a design studio with my best friend and husband, Randy. We opened Wicked Cool Studios with the hopes of bringing other creatives the design and feel they wanted for their new websites and branding and to this day we still do.
As a published romance author myself, I noticed a need for well-created and affordable designs for indie authors so I decided to expand my offerings to authors here at RBCD.
MEET LORI + CREATIVE DIRECTOR + GRAPHIC DESIGNER
My interest in graphic design started when I was pregnant with my 3rd child, Louis, in 2002. When I was placed on bed rest early in my pregnancy I quickly became restless and quite a bear to deal with. After feeling like I had read every book on the planet and had nothing else to do, and was very vocal about it, my husband came home one day with an old mac laptop and installed all his design software on it and told me to have fun.
I looked at him like he was crazy, but with a LOT of skepticism, tutoring from my wonderful husband, and every tutorial on the world wide web (or so it felt like), I became proficient in programs such as Adobe Photoshop™, Adobe Illustrator™, and Adobe InDesign™. You know what? I loved it.
MEET RANDY + GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Randy worked for 2 yrs. to receive his Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Technology and also his Associate of Fine Arts, plus another 2 years to receive his Bachelor in Liberal Arts. He brings his art to us through several mediums from painting, watercolor, pencil/inks drawings to a complete computer rendering of just about anything imaginable. Randy is proficient in programs such as Adobe Photoshop™, Adobe Illustrator™, QuarkXpress™, Adobe InDesign™ and Macromedia Fontographer™.