Lorna Turner is a practicing artist, graphic designer and educator. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2005, where she received her Masters in Communication Art and Design, Lorna has been collaborating in multidisciplinary design environments, from print to web to dimensional spaces. Working with start ups to established firms, Lorna offer the broad scope of marketing materials for each client and each scale of needs.While at the RCA, Lorna organized the lecture series "It's A Man's World?" featuring dynamic female designers, architects, illustrators and theorist. Topics of discussion ranged from their ways of practicing to 'what was their biggest mistake'. In 2004, she designed the winning graphic identity for the Qatar National Museum. In that same year she collaborated with Tom Lucas to design an anti-fur campaign for the Respect for Animals Foundation. They were awarded 'Special Commendation' by the Design Against Fur jury. Her letterpress print illustrations "Blue Red Black" was featured on a cover of Design Week in support of a gallery exhibition.
The content of my work is inspired by the relevance of cross cultural and historical story and myth and how it is relevant in today’s world. I’m interested in how we rely on these stories to make sense of our lives and the light in which we view the world’s problems. As I research elements that find their way into my work what holds my interest is how they are timeless ideas that are also universal. I aspire to push the boundaries of my medium. Woodcut is a constant element in my work, as I love the carving, feel and expressive quality of the wood. It is a connection to the earth and to the history of communication. Each new block carries forth from the blocks before but something new is added to the story, marking my woodblock figures in the way we tattoo our bodies.