Lori Schory was raised in artistic household where she was encouraged to pursue creative endeavors. She earned a Masters of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University in 1981. She became interested in the artistic side of hand lettering and soon developed the skills to combine this interest with her Fine Arts background. Lori combines her artistic talents with a great sense of humor and inventiveness. Her images have been licensed for art prints and her creative mind has developed a line of pet related products for the gift industry.