Lori Mitchell
Illustration, San Diego California United States
 
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Contact details
Tel: 858 433-7455
Brief Summary
Lori Mitchell graduated with honors from the internationally renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Lori wrote and illustrated the award-winning children’s book, Different Just Like Me, by Charlesbridge Publishing, for which she appeared on Oprah and the Today show. She has illustrated 9 more books since, including Holly Bloom’s Garden and her latest, Bal Yoga for Kids, which won the San Diego Book award for 2012. She also does advertising and editorial illustrations. She is the president of the Society of Illustrators, San Diego.
 
Clients
ILLUSTRATION EXPERIENCE
Freelance Illustrator for Advertising Agencies
 Cochran Chase & Livingston, Newport Beach, CA
 Reiser, Williams, De Young, Newport Beach, CA
 Smith & Myers, Santa Ana, CA
 Phillips Ramsey, San Diego, CA
 Franklin Stoorza, San Diego, CA
 Thompsonian Empire, San Diego, CA
 Foote, Cone & Belding, San Diego, CA
Direct Accounts
 Forte/Travelodge, San Diego, CA
 Union Bank, San Diego, CA
 Daiwa Corporation, Garden Grove, CA
 Ektelon, San Diego, CA
 Wilson Racquetball, San Diego, CA
 Fenwick Outdoors, San Diego, CA
 Century 21, Westminster, CA
 San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego, CA
 San Diego Padres, San Diego, CA
 San Diego Sockers, San Diego, CA
 McMillin, San Diego, CA
 Hahn Industries, San Diego, CA
 Unifiber, San Diego, CA
 Life’s Building Blocks, Escondido, CA
 TaylorMade/adidas, San Diego, CA
Editorial
 Boston Globe, Boston, MA.
 San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA
 Entrepreneur Magazine, Newport Beach, CA
Publishers
 Castle Press, Pasadena, CA
 Harcourt, San Diego, CA
 Quarasan, Chicago, IL
 Charlesbridge Publishing, Watertown, MA
 Urim Publishing, Israel
 Flashlight press, New Jersey

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
 Rainforest Run, CA
 National Vitiligo Foundation, Texas
 American Vitiligo Research Foundation, Florida
 Walk America, CA
 NBIA, CA
 Vitiligo Support International, CA
 Benchmark Project, CA. This project funds art in public schools. Lori’s bench was painted for the oncology garden at Children’s Hospital.

 
Professional Experience

EDUCATION
1980–1983 San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
 AA in Illustration.
 Honor roll

1983 Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA
 Full Summer Scholarship

1984-1987 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
 BA in Illustration, with Honors


BOOKS ILLUSTRATED
 Different Just Like Me, Published by Charlesbridge Publishing
Also written by Lori Mitchell.
 Holly Bloom’s Garden, Published by Flashlight Press
 Marfan A to Z, Published by the National Marfan Foundation
 The Spruce Street Six series, Published by Life’s Building Blocks
The Contest
The Worst Day Ever
The Big Mistake
Spider Cave
The Spooky Mansion
To The Rescue
Bal Yoga for Kids



ILLUSTRATION EXPERIENCE
Freelance Illustrator for Advertising Agencies
 Cochran Chase & Livingston, Newport Beach, CA
 Reiser, Williams, De Young, Newport Beach, CA
 Smith & Myers, Santa Ana, CA
 Phillips Ramsey, San Diego, CA
 Franklin Stoorza, San Diego, CA
 Thompsonian Empire, San Diego, CA
 Foote, Cone & Belding, San Diego, CA
Direct Accounts
 Forte/Travelodge, San Diego, CA
 Union Bank, San Diego, CA
 Daiwa Corporation, Garden Grove, CA
 Ektelon, San Diego, CA
 Wilson Racquetball, San Diego, CA
 Fenwick Outdoors, San Diego, CA
 Century 21, Westminster, CA
 San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego, CA
 San Diego Padres, San Diego, CA
 San Diego Sockers, San Diego, CA
 McMillin, San Diego, CA
 Hahn Industries, San Diego, CA
 Unifiber, San Diego, CA
 Life’s Building Blocks, Escondido, CA
 TaylorMade/adidas, San Diego, CA
Editorial
 Boston Globe, Boston, MA.
 San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA
 Entrepreneur Magazine, Newport Beach, CA
Publishers
 Castle Press, Pasadena, CA
 Harcourt, San Diego, CA
 Quarasan, Chicago, IL
 Charlesbridge Publishing, Watertown, MA
 Urim Publishing, Israel
 Flashlight press, New Jersey

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
 Rainforest Run, CA
 National Vitiligo Foundation, Texas
 American Vitiligo Research Foundation, Florida
 Walk America, CA
 NBIA, CA
 Vitiligo Support International, CA
 Benchmark Project, CA. This project funds art in public schools. Lori’s bench was painted for the oncology garden at Children’s Hospital.

INTERESTS
Mosaics, Drawing people, Music, Children's books, Flea markets, Travel

ORGANIZATIONS
 Society of Illustrators, San Diego, CA. President since 2010
 Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, San Diego, CA
 Children’s Literature Counsel, Los Angeles, CA
 San Diego Sketch Crawl group, San Diego, CA
 Judge for the San Diego Book Awards since 2002 San Diego, CA
 San Diego County Office of Education, Authors’ Fair, presenter since 2001
 Judge for the Disabled American Veterans Art show, San Diego, CA

WEB INFORMATION
 To see Lori's illustrations go to:
http://www.lorizstory.com or http://www.societyofillustratorssandiego.org/mitchell.html
 To see more about Different Just Like Me and related projects go to: http://www.differentjustlikeme.com
 To see more sketches
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
 To see Lori's mosaics go to: 
http://www.mitchmo.com


 
Awards and Recognition
AWARDS & HONORS
Bal Yoga for Kids received the San Diego Book award fro 2012

Lori wrote and illustrated Different Just Like Me and received the following,
 Appeared on Oprah and was listed on her website for over 8 years
 American Booksellers Association Kids Pick of the Lists 1999
 Read America! Collection 1999
 Best Children's Fiction, San Diego Book Awards 1999
 Selected as outstanding by the Parent Council, Fall, 1999
 Early Childhood News Directors Choice 2000
 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People for 2000
 Chosen as Best Children's Book, San Diego Magazine Book Awards 2000
 The book was featured and recommended in Teaching Tolerance, Creative Classroom, Exceptional Parents and The California Reader magazine.
 Different Just Like Me has been translated into braille and books-on-tape.

 Different Just Like Me is listed in the following catalogues:
~Promote Global Community Through Multicultural Children's
Literature by Stanley F. Steiner
~Voices from the Margins: An Annotated Bibliography of Fiction on Disabilities and Differences for Young People by Marilyn Ward
~Healing Stories by Jacqueline Golding Ph. D
~The Children's Literature Lover's Book of Lists by Joanna Sullivan

 
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