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LAURA GRUENTHER


WHO I AM

easy offline web site development

SELECTED clients

AIDS Project Los Angeles Los Angeles CA

Alpha Analytics Investment Group
Los Angeles CA

Brigante, Cameron, Watters & Strong
Torrance CA

CAMBRIDGE ADVANTAGE
HONOLULU HI

Candle Corporation Santa Monica CA

CET Environmental Services
Long Beach CA

CRG Gallery
New York NY

Deloitte & Touche
Los Angeles CA

The Walt Disney Company
Burbank CA

Forest Hills Educational Trust
Boston MA

FreWil, Inc. Los Angeles CA

George Smith Partners, Inc.
Los Angeles CA

Gipson, Hoffman & Pancione
Los Angeles CA

Grey Crawford Photography
Los Angeles CA

Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
North Hollywood CA

Ice Magazine
Santa Monica CA

In-Sync Interactive
Los Angeles CA

Internet Language Corp.
Pasadena CA

John Hillis Sanders
Long Beach CA

JSA Publishing
Los Angeles CA

Laura Cooper
Los Angeles CA

Mar Mel Inn Bed & Breakfast for Dogs & Cats
Long Beach CA

Nick Taggart
Los Angeles CA

NVI, Inc.
Greenbelt MD

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
SM CA

Shoshana Wayne Gallery
Santa Monica CA

South Coast Air Quality Management District
Diamond Bar CA

Stanislawski & Harrison
Pasadena CA

University of California (UCLA)
Los Angeles CA

WJB Systems
Kansas City KS

Wolf Design Inc.
Malibu CA

 

GENERALLY

A creative individual seeking design work in traditional or new medias. Looking for challenging projects that demand creativity, originality, and innovative thinking.

SPECIFICALLY

A graphic designer working in many different medias ~ corporate identity, book design, print collateral, branding, packaging, web design, consumer products, ads, ecterera.

Freelance design studio and ad agency work laid a solid foundation of expertise. Currently serve my own clientele, specializing in design solutions custom built for each individual business.

CONCEPTUALLY

A problem-solver. Ideas come directly out of the message to communicate. Every possible angle is considered until the most unique and appropriate solution is found. The client's message is embedded in every part of the visual communications to increase recognition of the product, service or message.

Focused on identity ~ not just a logo, but all the elements a company assembles to establish an appropriate, recognizable, and consistent character across all communications. All materials integrate and uphold the identity, creating a consistent "voice" for my client's business.

EFFICIENTLY

Projects strategized in stages ~ planning, research, concepts, refinements, production ~ along with estimates, budgets, time schedules, and all project management.

Welcome openness and interaction. Communicate ideas and opinions clearly. Proactive. Work long-distance with ease. Build ongoing, trusted relationships with clients.

ACADEMICALLY

1983 | BFA Graphic Design, CalArts, Valencia CA
1980 | AA Communication Design, RIT, Rochester NY

2000–2006 | Part-time faculty in Communication Arts, OTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. Classes : identity design, communication studio, professional practices