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Laura A Grote
Laura A Grote
Laura A Grote
Laura A Grote
Laura A Grote
Laura A Grote
Laura A Grote
Laura A Grote
Laura A Grote
Laura A Grote
Laura A Grote
Laura A Grote
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  • 1. LAURA A GROTE Since September of 1994, I have been producing freelance projects from my home studio under the d.b.a. L A Promotional Design, all forms of print media, trade show art, web content, logo design, photography. 5 Goldfinch Court Amherst, NY 14228 This situation requires a great deal of self-motivation, excellent organizational skills, the creation and production of many projects simultaneously with great studio, cell: 716.867.1642 attention to detail, and the ability to communicate directly and effectively with LauraGrote@verizon.net clients, printers and other design professionals. Graphic www.linkedin.com/in/LauraGrote Macintosh-based, I am able to design and deliver high-end projects with a http://twitter.com/LauraGrote dual hard drive G5, two high capacity external drives, high speed CD burner, Designer flatbed scanner, 1200x1200dpi HP laser printer, HP color deskjet, Canon EOS digital camera, and a large variety of software applications including Microsoft Office Suite. Fios is installed for ease of communication and large file transfers. CAREER HISTORY At Present: Freelance Designer, Location Photographer client consultation L A Promotional Design Amherst, NY Freelance and Temporary work includes: 28 years of •AV Solutions •Fleur de son Classics/Jazz •Anita Kruse initial concept •Christopher Jentsch •Greatbatch, Inc. •Stampede Presentation Products professional experience •WUTV •University at Buffalo •ECMC •Century Printing •Boncraft Printing, Inc. •Mod-Pac Corp. •Promotional Edge Advertising project research •LeMetric Hair Center, NY •Meltingpoint Jewelers in every aspect of •American Cancer Society •Valmark Associates, LLC. Tour Guide creation & management Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY advertising design Volunteer work / Donated projects pre-press & re-touching •Music is Art •Texas Children’s Cancer Hospital, Houston (ongoing) •Cattauraugus County SPCA •AIDS Community Services of Buffalo and photography •Homeless Animal Rescue, Indiana •Fort Niagara 1981 - 2004 Usher QuarkXpress 7 HSBC Arena, 100 Level, Aisle 6, Buffalo, NY Fluent in the Art Director Adobe Photoshop CS3 MARK CUSTOM RECORDING SERVICE, INC., Clarence, NY Produced CD artwork for all types of music worldwide. most recent Two Grammy Entry nominations for packaging in 1998 & 1999. Adobe Illustrator CS3 Art Department Manager MINUTE-PRINT, INC./Gelia, Wells & Mohr, Cheektowaga, New York Macintosh Graphic Designer Adobe InDesign CS3 WORLDEX CORPORATION, Buffalo, New York (and Microsoft) Art Department Manager HAMBURG OFFSET PRINTING, Hamburg, New York Adobe Acrobat Graphic Designer applications KAYAK MANUFACTURING COMPANY, West Seneca, New York Word, Excel, Powerpoint Graphic Designer RAMA ADVERTISING, Cheektowaga, New York
  • 2. Postcard, web banner & avatar for L A Promotional Design. This page lists many of the types of projects I have created over the past 28 years. All pieces were done completely in Photoshop.
  • 3. Classic Car Digital Illustrations. Digital renderings done in Illustrator then enhanced in Photoshop of custom-built cars, created from old photos. Mounted on various sizes of acrylic to fit a 6' wall (home decor). Followed this entire project: 1. concept, consultation; 2. execution; 3. approval; 4. over-see printing and mounting; 5. on-site proof; 6. billing; 7. delivery.
  • 4. Vinyl window graphic. Created as vector art in Illustrator, displayed on the back of my Hybrid. Can be used for multiple applications, and converted to black & white/grayscale.
  • 5. 128 page, 4 color catalog for Stampede Presentation Products. The 17’ x 11” cover was created in Photoshop, using 4 different images. Filters, overlays and masks were utilized, then the RGB changed to sepia to complete the overall old style. The 8 pages done in Quark Xpress using Photoshop created images imported as tiff files, are set up in reader’s spreads and are a representation of the informative uncluttered interior of the catalog.
  • 6. Packaging design for Stampede Presentation Products. Die cut lines are included on this sample. Created in Photohsop with a “burnt” effect, the design reflects the Stampede look and feel of other advertising pieces. I also created their “Mustang” brand logo.
  • 7. 4 color advertisement for Stampede Presentation Products catalog. 8.5 x 11” flyer created in Quark Xpress, using Photoshop created images imported as tiff files. This is one of a series of flyers designed to reflect the cover of the catalog they are being mailed with.
  • 8. 4 color, tri-fold brochure for Fichte, Endl & Elmer new pediatric department. 11 x 8.5” brochure was created with children in mind, in Quark Xpress, using Photoshop created images imported as tiff files. The colorful backgrounds on both sides are my creations, photos were provided by the Eyecare Associates. Set up in printers spreads, the dotted lines do not appear on the printed piece.
  • 9. 24” x 24” Exhibit for the Science Museum. 4 color poster used as part of an exhibit, created in Quark Xpress, using Photoshop created images imported as tiff files. Designed for continuity in advertising, it matches the look and feel of other Greatbatch projects.
  • 10. 4 color, 4 page brochure for ECMC annual conference. The 17 x 11” brochure was created in Photoshop, using a photo I took of a Key West sunset incorporated into my design to portray “hope, faith and healing”. All images were was imported into Quark Xpress, and are set up in printer’s spreads.
  • 11. 4 color, 8 page CD insert, tray card & label for Chris Jentsch. The insert and tray card were created in Photoshop, using photos I took myself and from other sources, manipulated and enhanced. The label is done in Illustrator and Photoshop. Plug-ins, filters, overlays and masks were utilized to portray the cover feeling throughout. These were finalized in Quark Xpress importing the Photoshop created images, and set up in printer’s spreads.
  • 12. ist itar , gu poser com sch ent risJ Ch 203 Windsor Place Brooklyn NY 11215-5919 jentsch@earthlink.net home 718.832.8909 www.ChrisJentsch.com cell 860.316.7697 Amazon.com BarnesandNoble.com CDUniverse.com FleurdeSon.com cd release concert Chris Jentsch Brooklyn Suite (is) 203 Windsor Pl Chris Jentsch's sublime june 19, 2007 • 8pm 215-5919 Brooklyn NY 11 set of interwoven themes The Rock Theatre and expansive movements for guitar and orchestra… 300 West 43rd Street – Howard Mandel New York City more info: ChrisJentsch.com 718.832.8909 rge jentsc h gro up la n Su ite Brookly underwritten by funded in part by Brooklyn Suite was This work was also posers Forum istance Program the American Com the Composer Ass funds provided by the ic Center. with of the American Mus . Jerome Foundation CD release postcard & business card for Chris Jentsch. The business card design was created in Photoshop, manupulating a concert photos of his guitar. The postcard uses parts of the CD art, done in Photoshop. Plug-ins, filters, overlays and masks were utilized and finalized in Quark Xpress.
  • 13. 4 color, 8 page CD insert, tray card & label for Chris Jentsch. The insert and tray card were created in Photoshop, using professional photos, manipulated and enhanced. The label is done in Illustrator and Photoshop. Plug-ins, filters, overlays and masks helped to create the overall look. These were finalized in Quark Xpress importing the Photoshop created images, and set up in printer’s spreads.
  • 14. 4 color, 4 page CD insert, tray card & label for Pablo Garibay. The insert and tray card were created in Photoshop, using photos supplied by the artist, manipulated and enhanced. I created the guitar shape used throughout in Illustrator. The label is done in Illustrator and Photoshop. Plug-ins, filters, overlays and masks were utilized to carry the theme to all pieces. These were finalized in Quark Xpress importing the Photoshop created images, and set up in printer’s spreads.
  • 15. 4 color, 4 page CD insert, tray card & label for Antoine Zemor. The insert and tray card were created in Photoshop, using photos supplied by the artist. My design combines Central Park with an oil painting from the era. The label is done in Illustrator and Photoshop. Plug-ins, filters, overlays and masks were utilized to create a complete thought. All “Fleur de son” projects have continuity. These were finalized in Quark Xpress importing the Photoshop created images, and set up in printer’s spreads.
  • 16. Logo designs in process and spot colors. These logos are my original designs, all drawn as vector art in Illustrator, the top 3 imported to Photoshop. All can be, or have been converted to black & white/grayscale for multiple applications.
  • 17. Logo designs in process colors. These logos are my original designs, all drawn as vector art in Illustrator, the bottom one imported to Photoshop. All can be, or have been converted to black & white/grayscale for multiple applications.

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