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  Nora Wertz
Professional/Personal Overview
  Creative, competent and quick! PRINT ADS, WEB ADS, E-BLASTS, CATALOGS, BOOKS, BROCHURES. Producing successful designs on time and within budget has kept me in business as a freelancer for 15 years. Creativity and aesthetic sensibility are two central reasons for this. Equally important factors are: communicating with the client so I can accurately depict their message; the ability to handle and prioritize several projects at once; a strong knowledge of traditional and developing production technologies; excellence in computer design software. My work includes a broad range of print and electronically delivered media for industries ranging from book publishing to radio. I have also worked with a number of public interest and non-profit groups. Please have a look at my online portfolio at: http://www.norawertz.com
Work Info
Art Director 10 Years
Graphic Designer 15 Years
Coordinator 15 Years
Entertainment 10 Years
Books & Literature 18 Years
Education 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
18 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
International Baccalaureate (11+), Advanstar Pharmaceutical (11+), Penguin Group USA (11+), Oxford University Press (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Emerald Isle Immigration Center (3-5), Tenants & Neighbors (3-5)
Computer Skills
Expert in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXpress. Working knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Macintosh OSX troubleshooting.
Technical Skills
Expert: Graphic design, layout, print production, photo retouching; Some: web design, simple animation, photography. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Dual Core Intel Xeon PowerMac (OSX Tiger) / Epson Stylus Photo 1400 large format inkjet printer / Canon Pixma inkjet printer / HP LaserJet laser printer / Canon CanoScan Scanner / Multiple external and mobile hard drives / Apple AirportXtreem wireless routing system / Dual Monitors (one flatscreen, one CRT) / Sony Vaio Tower running MSWindows / Cannon Powershot A640
Work Permits & Visas
Dual citizenship: US / EU (I work legally in the United States and member states of the European Union)
Upon request
I am also a potter and jewelry designer, I love cooking and working with my hands. I'm studying guitar! I am an avid reader with a strong interest in history, music, anthropology, and culture.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Book Design  
(Oxford University Press, 5/5/2006)
(Inner Traditions, 5/6/2004)
(Inner Traditions, 9/6/1999)
Print and Online Ads  
(Advanstar/Pharmaceutical Technology, 7/15/2011)
Print ad in trade publication
(Advanstar/LCGC, 7/15/2011)
Animated gif
(Advanstar/ACT, 4/15/2011)
Web promo for live blog at a Drug Safety conference
(Advanstar/Pharmaceutical Executive, 3/15/2011)
Graphic for Webcast promotional campaign.
(Penguin, 9/9/2009)
(Penguin, 6/7/2009)
(Air America Radio, 8/6/2007)
I conceived, wrote, and designed this ad which appeared in Mother Jones, The Nation and as a billboard
Mailings & Posters  
(IB, 7/5/2009)
(IB, 7/5/2009)
(Emerald Isle Immigration Center, 3/5/2008)
In addition to design, logo design, and photo research, I conceived and wrote the cover copy for this brochure.