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Lorraine Donegan

Lorraine Donegan


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  • M.A. Education, Specialization in Curriculum & Instruction, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • B.S. Graphic Communication, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


  • GrC 318 - Digital Typography for Print and Web
  • GrC 439 - Book Design Technology
  • GrC 440 - Magazine Design Technology


Lorraine Donegan is the coordinator for the Design Reproduction Technology concentration within the Graphic Communication department. One specific goal of Ms. Donegan's teaching is to link design with technology, preparing students to understand the language and role of the graphic designer, the print provider and the final product. Her teaching and research specialties include typography and design technology of books and magazines.

Lorraine is on the More than a Motto team along with Dr. Brian Greenwood (EIM), Dawn Janke (Director of Writing and Rhetoric Center) and Dr. Keri Schwab (EIM). In May of 2015, the More than a Motto project kicked off with an inaugural campus conference. Over 300 attendees learned from faculty, staff, and students about some of the amazing Learn by Doing activities taking place a daily basis across campus. In May 2017 a hardbound display book, More than a Motto: The Meaning Behind Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing Signature, was printed at University Graphic Systems, the student-run campus printing company. The More than a Motto book features 22 case studies from across campus that exemplify Learn by Doing in action and is sold at Cal Poly's University Store. morethanamotto.calpoly.edu

Lorraine has worked in the field of graphic design and production since 1990, when she owned her first Macintosh Classic. She has spoken at conferences in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and New York City on the issues of design and production. In 2006 she was honored with the Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) Educator of the Year award for her contributions to educational efforts in the advancement of printing, document management and communications. She was honored at Print ‘05 in Chicago with the Silver Award for Digital Books and Manuals in the Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging Awards on behalf of her students for their work in designing and producing 4-forty Magazine: A Compilation of Student Work. When Lorraine is not teaching, she enjoys her spending time with her husband and two daughters. She loves to entertain and cook. She also has a passion for classic type, beautiful books and letterpress printing.

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