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ABOUT ME:
I am a Graphic Designer with over ten years of print experience in various areas including publishing, advertising, direct mail and catalog with a strong background in pre-press/production. I also write concert reviews, photograph live shows and interview music artists for Examiner.com.

If you'd like to get in touch with me, please e-mail me at LCSSYR98@AOL.COM.

All photos on this site: ©Lorraine Schwartz. All rights reserved.
Photos may not be used without written permission from me.

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ABOUT ME
"We all were under a lot of stress to make a very tough deadline and complete a massive amount of work. There was no time for careless mistakes or missteps. Every minute counted and Lorraine hit the ground running right from the beginning and delivered for us. As a result, we completed our project on time and in good order."
-Robert J. Schwalb, Production/Studio Manager
It's About Time (Herff Jones Education Division)

I am a Graphic Designer with over a decade of print experience in various industries including publishing, advertising, direct mail and catalog. I have a strong background in production/pre-press. Additionally, I write concert reviews, photograph live shows and interview music artists for Examiner.com.

FREELANCE HIGHLIGHTS 1999-2013
FUJIFILM NORTH AMERICA
-Ad production, logo design, Photoshop retouching, online photo research, copywriting.

BBDO NEW YORK
-Ad production.

DISNEY PUBLISHING
-Book production, cover design, Photoshop retouching, packaging layout.

CURVE
-Produced 148-page trade show directory.

AMSCAN, INC.
-Catalog page production and design, Photoshop retouching, photo research for comps.

BARNUM DESIGN
-Package production, logo design, business card design, billboard layout,
general production duties, light Photoshop retouching.

YALE UNIVERSITY
-Designed and produced event materials (poster, save-the-date postcard,
brochure, logo) for the Yale Vietnam Conference 2002.

NOAH'S RESTAURANT
-Designed customer gift certificate, brochure and poster.

BOARDROOM INC.
-Designed blow-in/bind-in cards for publications.
-Designed posters for in-house events.

IT'S ABOUT TIME
-School textbook production, page layout.

STATE OF CONNECTICUT, DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
-Designed event poster.
-Retouched graphic for brochure cover.

FULL TIME EXPERIENCE 1999-2007
MECHANICAL ARTIST SYNAPSE, INC 2002-2007
-Produced printed direct mail pieces with Marketing, Copy and Art Director.
-Ensured documents met client and printer specifications.
-Worked independently and as part of a team to meet and beat deadlines.
-Received company “Star Team Player” Award in 2006.

PRODUCTION ARTIST WINE ENTHUSIAST, INC. 2000-2001
-Produced and designed retail catalog page layouts.
-Designed product ads for magazine placement.
-Re-designed and produced company’s business to business catalog.
-Art directed product photo shoot.

GRAPHIC ARTIST RESIDENT PUBLICATIONS 1999
-Designed ads for local businesses as well as company self-promos.
-Designed newspaper cover.
-Responsible for pre-flighting documents.

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
NY CONCERT EXAMINER/EXAMINER.COM (2009-PRESENT)
-Concert reviews, live music photography, one on one artist interviews.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Photoshop CS5
InDesign CS5
Illustrator CS5
Adobe Acrobat
Quark XPress 6.5
Social Networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr)
Microsoft Word
Mac OSX/Windows

EDUCATION
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY 1994-1998
BFA, Advertising Design.

PHOTOSHOP WORK

PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY


Papa Roach live at Stroudsburg, PA's Sherman Theatre in 2010. The original RAW file (above) needed a lot of work so that the guys didn't look like they were standing under a heat lamp. Using various tools in Photoshop, including Curves and Levels, I adjusted the colors until they looked like humans again.

PHOTO RESCUE



As you can see from the original scanned photo, the subjects were extremely overexposed. Curves and Levels, as well as color saturation, helped salvage the image.


DISNEY PUBLISHING


For this High School Musical cover, I used the "Extract" feature in Photoshop to help silo the figures as precisely as possible. Zac and Vanessa's characters (on left) were actually solo shots. I had to scale them down appropriately to make it look like all four actors were in the same room.



For this Cheetah Girls cover, I used the same technique. The backgrounds were designed in Photoshop, using elements from a style guide provided by Disney.

AMSCAN, INC.


Originally this image was part of a two page spread. The client needed all objects to fit onto one page. After giving the objects their own Paths, I used a combination of the Healing and Rubber Stamp tools to cover up any flaws.

DESIGN WORK


DAVID BARNUM DESIGN

Sneeze Ease is a pillow geared towards the allergy-prone. With version 1, I wanted the type to reflect the contrast of sneezing versus relaxing. With version 2, the shape of the "S" clearly lends itself to the shape of a nose, so I couldn't resist.


DISNEY PUBLISHING

Disney wanted a redesign of the "Disney Rocks!" cover, pictured on the left. They were looking for a bolder, hipper design that emphasized the word "Rocks!"


YALE UNIVERSITY

I designed the logo for the event as well as the layout and look for the brochure and additional collateral (poster, save-the-date postcard, not pictured). The main image was a small 72dpi .jpg that I enlarged to the size necessary. Because it was so pixelated after blowing it up, I utilized Photoshop filters to give the image the look of an artistic painting.


FUJIFILM NORTH AMERICA

Proposed brochure cover design using a found photo on stock photography website. Also, because of my writing background I was given the opportunity to name products for Fuji's beta version of SeeHere.com.


NOAH'S RESTAURANT

Gift certifcate for Noah's Restaurant, located in Stonington, CT.


WINE ENTHUSIAST

The catalog was in need of a makeover. I gave the book a cleaner style by presenting the information in a more organized way with less italic fonts and column-style pages .

INTERVIEWS FOR EXAMINER.COM

EXAMINER.COM CONCERT REVIEWS

2013
Brian Fallon's Molly and The Zombies, The Stone Pony, NJ
Lucero at Terminal 5, NYC
Papa Roach, Starland Ballroom, NJ
Dave Hause, First Unitarian Church Side Chapel, Philadelphia
Brian Fallon w/ The Bouncing Souls, MHOW, Brooklyn
The Shindig Festival, Baltimore
Jimmy Eat World, Central Park
The Gaslight Anthem, Higher Ground, Vermont
The Gaslight Anthem 3 night stand in NYC
Tim Barry w/ Cory Branan and Des Ark, Knitting Factory, Brooklyn
The Governors Ball, Randall's Island
The Gaslight Anthem, The Stone Pony, NJ
The Revival Tour, Bell House/Irving Plaza, NYC
Frank Turner at Bowery Ballroom, NYC
"Every Word Handwritten" Film Premiere
Dave Hause at Roseland Ballroom, NYC
Papa Roach with Stone Sour at Terminal 5, NYC 

2012
Lucero double headliner at Brooklyn Bowl
12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert, MSG
The Gaslight Anthem 3 night stand at Terminal 5, NYC
Sum 41 at the Paramount, Long Island
Stand Up For Heroes (Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, etc.), NYC
Jay-Z at Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Frank Turner at Webster Hall, NYC
Riot Fest Brooklyn, NY
Uproar Festival (Godsmack, Shinedown, etc.) at PNC, Holmdel, NJ
Catalpa NYC (The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg), Randall's Island, NYC
The Gaslight Anthem CD Release show, Webster Hall, NYC
Orion Music + More Festival, Atlantic City, NJ
Bamboozle Festival at Asbury Park, NJ
The Gaslight Anthem at Music Hall of Willamsburg, Brooklyn
Lucero at Webster Hall and The Met (NYC and Pawtucket, RI)
Tim Barry at Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, NJ
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the IZOD Center, NJ (Night 1)
The Revival Tour at Bowery Ballroom (both shows), NY, NY
The Revival Tour at the Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
Frank Turner at the Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ
Dropkick Murphys w/Frank Turner, Paramount Theater, Long Island
Anthrax at Best Buy Theater, NY, NY
Rise Against w/ A Day To Remember and the Menzingers, Poughkeepsie, NY
Kelly Clarkson at Radio City Music Hall, NY, NY

2011
Lucero at Brooklyn Bowl
Dave Hause at Mercury Lounge, NYC
The Gaslight Anthem at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (with Bruce Springsteen surprise appearance)
The AP Tour with Sharks, The Swellers, Title Fight, Gallows and Four Year Strong, Irving Plaza, NYC
Chuck Ragan at PVD Social Club in Providence, RI
Foo Fighters with Social Distortion and The Joy Formidable at Prudential Center
Foo Fighters with Rise Against and Mariachi El Bronx at the IZOD Center
Frank Turner at the Heirloom Arts Theatre in Danbury, CT
The Rock Allegiance Tour in Rochester, NY
The Horrible Crowes at Bowery Ballroom
Sebastian Bach at The Chance Theater
Kid Rock at Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center
Buckcherry's Aidan Seeger benefit show at Music Hall of Williamsburg
Blink 182 with My Chemical Romance and Manchester Orchestra at Jones Beach
Warped Tour at Nassau Coliseum
Motley Crue with Poison and New York Dolls at Mohegan Sun Arena
Paul Simon at Webster Hall
Jimmy Eat World at Wellmont Theatre
Kelly Clarkson at Highline Ballroom
Social Distortion w/ Chuck Ragan and Sharks at The Stone Pony
My Chemical Romance at Starland Ballroom, Night 1
Rise Against at Terminal 5, Night 2
Bamboozle Festival Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3
Frank Turner at Brooklyn Knitting Factory
30 Seconds To Mars at the Oakdale Theatre

2010
Yule Rock w/ My Chemical Romance and The Gaslight Anthem at Roseland Ballroom
Youth Brigade at The Mercury Lounge
Terrible Things at the Gramercy
All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) New York at Kutsher's, Day 1 (Iggy Pop, Sleep)
Ozzfest at the Comcast Theatre
Green Day at PNC Bank Arts Center
The Gaslight Anthem w/ Frank Turner & William Eliott Whitmore at The Stone Pony
The Gaslight Anthem at Irving Plaza (American Slang release)
Terrible Things at the Chance
Rise Against at West Palm Beach Sunfest
Street Drum Corps at Roseland Ballroom
Papa Roach at Starland Ballroom
Henry Rollins at Tarrytown Music Hall
John Butler Trio at Bowery Ballroom
Norah Jones at St. Ann's Warehouse
Brian Fallon w/ Dave Hause at Bowery Ballroom
Jimmy Eat World at Harrah's Atlantic City

2009
The Gaslight Anthem at the Wellmont Theatre
Papa Roach w/ Shinedown and Halestorm at Broome County Arena
Weezer w/ Matt & Kim at Hammerstein Ballroom (Halloween)
Jay-Z w/ N.E.R.D. at Providence Civic Center
The Gaslight Anthem at Brooklyn Bowl
Billy Talent at the Gramercy
Blink-182 w/ Fall Out Boy at Madison Square Garden
Gov't Mule at Brooklyn Bowl
Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Radio City Music Hall
Kathy Griffin at the Oakdale Theatre
Blink-182 at the Comcast Theatre (Tribute to DJ A.M.)
Nine Inch Nails at Terminal 5, Night 1
The Color Fred at The Gramercy
Aimee Allen at Irving Plaza
All Points West Festival at Liberty State Park, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Wrap Up
Papa Roach at the Chance
Beyonce at Madison Square Garden
Miss Derringer at Highline Ballroom
Jane's Addiction w/ Nine Inch Nails and Street Sweeper Social Club at Oakdale
Jane's Addiction w/ NIN and Street Sweeper Social Club at PNC Bank Arts Center
Green Day at Webster Hall
Sum 41 at The Crazy Donkey
Bamboozle 2009, Day 3