Hi, I'm Lora Marie!

I'm a graphic designer, photographer and illustrator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and specializing in creative work for businesses in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries.

In 2013, I took a bartending gig at a small craft beer joint and married it to a lifelong passion of mine: art and design. While working behind the bar, I noticed that customers were having trouble navigating the expansive list of menu items and craft taps. So, I went home, sat down at my computer, and started pushing pixels until I landed on a design that was modern, functional, and would serve as an easy-access road map for our customers. That project led me to a position at a small graphic design firm in Oakland specializing in branding and design for restaurants and hotels, and the rest is history.

I approach each project with creative spirit and qualitative reasoning. I firmly believe that simply being creative just isn't enough – design also requires an understanding of the user, and I approach each project with that idea in mind. So whether it be a gig poster for a local band or a suite of menus for a fine-dining establishment, I'm always considering what makes the consumer tick and how design can best achieve my client's goals.

Enough shop talk. Here's what makes me tick:

  • I am Minnesota-born, California-raised, but call Minneapolis home.
  • I graduated with a degree in Geography, so I get weirdly excited about maps.
  • Cheese is definitely my favorite food group, followed very closely by popcorn.
  • Bikes are my preferred form of transportation.
  • I can be pretty obsessive about my collection of pens.

who i've worked with

Madison Restaurant Group
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
The Absinthe Group
DOSA by dosa
&Co. PR
& more...


Graphic Design
Web Design
Editorial Design
Brand Development/Visual Identity
Copywriting + Editing
Social Media Strategy

follow me on instagram @coloraco


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