In this episode, our Paint Talks Podcast guest is Lori Siebert! When asked to define her artistic style, Lori says that she likes to be a bit of a chameleon. Constantly experimenting with different styles and mediums feeds her insatiable curiosity. She has a very whimsical design sense and loves to play with color to give each collection that and she designs its own unique personality. She started taking private art lessons at the young age of 7 and continued to study art throughout high school. This led to a degree in graphic design from the University of Cincinnati. She opened her own design firm just 3 years out of college in 1987. Her firm, Olika Studios, has developed branding and design programs for influential clients such as Target, Bath & Body Works, Nickelodeon, and Universal Studios.
Lori began the art licensing arm of her business 15 years ago and now works with several top manufactures in the gift and home decor industry. Her client list includes Demdaco, Creative Co-op, Studio M, Lang, and many more. Her licensed products have been sold through many key retailers and small gift shops throughout the United States and Canada. She has been featured in “Where Women Create” and “Where Women Create Business.” She is also the co-founder of ArtBizJam and ArtBizJam Abundance, which provide helpful business tips and networking opportunities for women artists. And, she hosts and teaches at several creative retreats each year including her first European retreat in southern France in 2019, and will be repeating it again in 2022. One of her greatest honors is being an ambassador for Gudrun Sjoden, her favorite fashion, and home textile designer.
Lori has a few upcoming events in 2023:
An on-line class in Paint Your Heart And Soul 2023
Instagram challenges every other month, the first starting in February.
Art Biz Jam in October
In 2023 teaching a class on-line with Joanne Sharpe for her Artfully Inspired Life and Kelly Wynne for her Color Crush Creative.
Some Fun Facts about Lori:
She learned to play the spoons from her mom.
Her design firm designed all of the signage for the Super Hero Island at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure.
She won a National poster competition in college and received the award from George Bush Sr.
Paint Talks Episode 115 with Artist Lori Siebert – Happier Than Ever!
Paint Talks Podcast welcomes Sabrina Plamondon the owner and artist behind Sabrina Ann Designs. As a survivor of domestic abuse, Sabrina believes in the power behind trusting our innate voice. When we lean into our own innermost needs, purpose and desires we create a world full of happiness and hope for all people.