Color Catalyst: CMG Member, Lora di Fabio
Moving into a new year (and indeed, decade) is often a time to reflect on where we have been and where we are going. It goes without saying that CMG members have played and will continue to play, a significant role in the realization of our mission. Through our volunteer committees, our members work tirelessly on CMG’s behalf, sharing their passion for color and delivering our goals and objectives. This month we’d like to highlight some of our Color Catalysts – CMG members who have gone over and above to maintain CMG’s position as a leading authority on color design and trends.
Color Catalyst, Lora di Fabio is the Design & Development Manager for Flooring with American Biltrite. She joined Color Marketing Group in 2006 and has been an active volunteer on a variety of committees including Color Forecasting and North American Steering. Lora is also the organizer and Facilitator for our events in Montreal and Vancouver, and is a regular Facilitator at our annual International Summit Workshops.
“Volunteering for CMG has enhanced my knowledge of colour application in various industries and design trends in general. It has also expanded my professional horizons; whether it’s augmenting management and communication skills or learning how to use different color systems. These skills apply to real world work situations.”
What do you feel is the value of volunteering with CMG and what inspired you to volunteer your time and talent?
“Being a CMG volunteer can add value to your career by expanding your professional network on a global scale. You can also learn new skills that add value in the eyes of employers. Further, the people you meet at CMG – our members and volunteers are passionate, creative and super-friendly. They are great to work with and because they are from different and interesting backgrounds there is always something to learn and share. I find this very enriching.”
What advice would you give to members who are thinking about becoming more engaged with CMG as a volunteer?
“It’s easy to become engaged with CMG. There are different committees to join which may suit the different skill sets members may have. Be it communications or membership committees, there’s one that’s worth exploring. Again, CMG folks are friendly and speak a common language: COLOR!”