Lorenc is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT. 1977, 1979) with a Bachelor of Surgery and Master of Surgery in Industrial Design and Visual Communication, respectively, as well as a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Technology 1994) with a Master of Science in Architecture.
Designer, Design Cons.'s Inc., Chicago, 1975-1977;
project designer, E. Burton Benjamin Associations, Chicago, 1977;
design director, Peterson Associations, Hinsdale, Illinois, 1977-1979;
president, design director, Jan Lorenc Design Inc., Atlanta, since 1979. Consultant Lanier Business Products, Atlanta, 1980-1986, Kroy, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1987-1989, North Carolina National Bank, Charlotte, since 1983, Richard Joshua Reynolds Tobacco Company, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, since 1987, MCI, since 1991, Sears, since 1991, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, since 1991, Wachovia National Bank, 1989, Holiday Inn Worldwide, 1991.
Designer Illinois Institute of Technology, 1978-1980, Ashford Dunwoody Young Men’s Christian Association, Atlanta, 1986, Atlanta Chamber C., 1981-1984, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, since 1983, Holiday Inn Worldwide, 1991. Member Society Environmental Graphic Designers (design awards for Meridian sculpture, Wildwood and Mailboxes), Industrial Designers Society of America, National Association Industrial Office Parks, International Council Shopping Centers, Architectural Society Atlanta, MUSE (founder).
Married Barbara Bol, June l6, l979. Children: Richard Neil, Julia Alanna, Paul Jeffrey.
Divorced 2000, then married April 14, 2012, Ilene L.Cooper, stepdaughter, April Robinson