Leading a multidisciplinary design, marketing, writing and photography practice for over 17 years, Lori Brookes combines experience in creative direction, marketing, branding, photography, writing and graphic and product design. Lori has an innate ability to understand the vision and goals of clients; to lead the development and execution of innovative marketing ideas and strategies.
With a passion for design, travel, art, architecture and culture, she utilizes her images and creates new ones for client advertising, social media and marketing campaigns. In 2007, her photo titled, “After the Fires,” capturing a solitary sunflower growing from the scorched earth after the 2003 Cedar Fires, representing the resurgence of natural growth after the worst regional fires in San Diego’s history, was selected for publishing and was a winner of Zhibit’s People’s Choice award, it was also featured by The San Diego Foundation after the 2007 fires in San Diego.
Lori is a writer for a national brand real estate print magazine, she has designed over 200 logo/brands, and photographed hundreds of portraits for business and personal use.
She is the author of two published photographic essay-style books, titled, “Shadows & Reflections” and “In Living Contrast”. Her work has been published in San Diego Home & Garden, Sunset Magazine, Troubadour, Life After 50, the View and she has appeared on TV, radio, and in print as a spokesperson promoting a positive message clothing company
She is the creative director and photographic lead on a National Science Foundation-funded project on climate change, titled, “San Diego, 2050 Is Calling. HOW WILL WE ANSWER?” where she has worked with a creative team on developing a first-of-its-kind collaboration to help change the dialogue on how regions throughout the country will deal with the impacts of a changing climate.