About the Photographer
Lorelei Grazier is a multidisciplinary award-winning designer with experience in both teaching and real-world design application. Lorelei launched her career in Budapest, Hungary, as art director for global advertising firm, Saatchi & Saatchi. There, she gained her "art direction stripes" working on multimillion-dollar accounts like Johnson & Johnson and Samsung.
Following this experience, Lorelei became the first American student at the Hungarian Academy of Arts & Crafts. This was when she began to focus more specifically on graphic design. Her education continued in Switzerland with a masters degree from the renowned Basel School of Design. And then it was time to come back to the States.
Living in New York City, Lorelei worked at design firm Chermayeff & Geismar as an exhibition and graphic designer. One of her larger clients was the National D-Day Museum account. Over the course of this project, she produced all design materials, managed the installation process and worked on a team of designers and historians to create the concept and design for the new Pacific phase of the museum.
After completing her assignment, Lorelei signed on as a visiting professor at American University in Washington, D.C. This sparked a passion for teaching that continues today. Since moving to Boston in 2001, Lorelei has been an adjunct professor at Northeastern University, The Art Institute of Boston and Simmons. Besides teaching, she keeps active in the academic community by lecturing for different design programs and visiting classes as a guest critic. In 2005 she teamed up with the Foundation Director at the Art Institute of Boston to help cultivate a new curriculum for the first year Foundation Students.
While in Boston she decided to give entrepreneurship a shot and is currently running her own business, Grazier Design Works. In her spare time she enjoys experimental photography, snowboarding and mountain biking with her husband, Ted and her dog, Lucy.