Lori Koefoed is a native Californian and a graduate of San Diego State University (BA Advertising) and California State University Long Beach (MFA Illustration). Since 1994, she has worked as a freelance illustrator for a variety of clients in the advertising, greeting card, magazine and book publishing industries. Lori's work has been featured in several juried annuals and exhibitions, including the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA), Communication Arts Illustration Annual (41), and Spectrum 7, 8 & 9: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Her original paintings have also been shown in various galleries and art museums in Southern California. In addition to her freelance work, Lori teaches classes in drawing and illustration at Santa Monica College, Pierce College and the Laguna College of Art and Design.