Lora Frances Ward, born March 1, 1986, is an Art Director based in Bundjalung Country—Byron Bay, Australia. She is the founder of Good Publishings, an independent publisher and curator of books. After witnessing a lack of publications that sparked her interests in the Northern Rivers region, Good Publishings was founded in the hope of cultivating conversations and connections between artists and creatives through the medium of the book. With a curated selection of one-off rare and vintage art & photo books, Good Publishings has worked with Sunseeker Library, Yeah Nice Gallery and Shop Toko Toko.
Originally from New Zealand she started her career at the multi-disciplinary design studio 3 Deep in Melbourne. After relocating to New York City in 2012, she worked in-house as the Art Director at 3.1 Phillip Lim.
She is a regular contributor to Paradiso Magazine.
LFW acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which I operate: the Arakwal People of the Bundjalung Nation. I pay my respects to their elders—past, present and emerging.