Nora Wertz

Bloomfield, NJ USA

Professional Experience

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:


Art Director
20 Years
Graphic Designer
26 Years
7 Years


10 Years
15 Years
Books & Literature
25 Years


Online/new media
10 Years
Marketing (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
15 Years
Book Publishing Trade/B2B
25 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Penguin Random House (10+), Oxford University Press (10+), International Baccalaureate (10+), MJH/UBM/Advanstar Pharmaceutical (10+), Clinical OMICs / Mary Ann Liebert (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Emerald Isle Immigration Center (10+), Tenants & Neighbors (10+)

Technical Skills

Expert: Graphic design, layout, print production, photo retouching; Some: web design, photography. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Computer Skills

Expert in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXpress. Working knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Macintosh OSX troubleshooting.


MacPro / 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 / Dual Monitors

Work Permits & Visas

Dual citizenship: US / EU (I work legally in the United States and member states of the European Union)


Upon request


Book Design

Book cover for trade/academic market
Book cover with photoshop montage.
Table of contents for ebook
Book cover for eBBook
Chapter opener

Print and Online Ads

I conceived, wrote, and designed this ad which appeared in Mother Jones, The Nation and as a billboard
Animated gif
Webcast promo
Graphics for Webcast promotional campaign.
Print ad in consumer publication

Mailings & Posters

Invitation to fundraiser for non-profit
In addition to design, logo design, and photo research, I conceived and wrote the cover copy for this brochure.
Poster for band