RESUME


E-MAIL: lorrainecschwartz@yahoo.com
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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.