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Creativity and innovation are the hallmarks of Lynne Grainger’s work. A non-traditionalist, she juxtaposes the unexpected in a pleasing manner, both visually and journalistically. One of her many skills is effectively uniting an idea with an image.
An amateur photographer, Lynne’s passion for visual aesthetics—beauty, texture, light and natural elements—developed at a young age. She obtained a degree in advertising from the Journalism College at the University of Florida and subsequently taught a communications and design course there. She studied graphic design at the Ringling School of Art and Design, and this experience helped shape her lifelong vision. She started her career at an ad agency, collaborated with designers at a boutique studio in Sarasota, worked as a typesetter and assisted the Art Department at Sarasota Magazine.
Lynne has built a flourishing business as a designer and artistic consultant. Her creativity fuses with her business acumen to produce compelling results for her clients’ products and services. From designing logos to collateral materials such as stationery, stickers and banners as well as catalogues, books, CD covers, brochures and even cigar bands, Lynne reaches many audiences. Her unique combination of talents has landed her a varied roster of clients.
Her personal interests reflect her zest for embracing the unfamiliar, from learning to sail to taking voice and painting lessons and web design classes. When she travels, she borrows cultural nuances and incorporates them in how she sees and represents a variety of concepts. She’s taken photos of signage in Montreal, observed how Italians hang their laundry, photographed food being transported down a canal in Venice. But it’s not just the exotic that moves her. She is stirred by her everyday surroundings, studying nature, light sources and shadows.
She draws inspiration from her studio—a mélange of aboriginal art, books on art history, photography, her acrylic paints, artifacts from her travels, and a wire clothesline draped with design projects. Her studio overlooks her garden, which is just as eclectic. Dotted among flowerbeds are teacups glued to copper poles. A pergola and a fire pit invite cozy gatherings. Old, Bohemian bits comfortably share space with new life and the fresh presentation of ideas.