About the Artist/Resume

 
 
Lori Maxwell has been a resident of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, for over thirty years now. Most recently living with her husband, Frank and a rather rambunctious, over zealous Yorkie, known as “The Rascal”.


After graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Lori set out into the commercial and graphic arts field, where she has run the gamut from typesetter to cartoonist to designer to illustrator, working with small businesses, private patrons, as well as agencies and corporations. Her work experience has been, for the most part, in print media. Typical projects have included newspaper and magazine advertisements, brochures and sales literature, sales promotional programs, logos, posters, flyers, billboards, book covers and text illustrations.


In this ever changing field, her weapon

of choice is still a watercolor brush (both line work and color), but she’s comfortable using various media. There was a time she had never envisioned giving up her drawing board time, to time at her computer desk. However, her Macintosh and various applications have become an integral part of her work day, not to mention, a graphic tablet has now been thrown into the mix. Her brushes sometimes sit unused - but certainly not forgotten.


A strong work ethic comes from her Pennsylvania farm and industrial labor roots; willing to put in the time to get a job done, and done right. She also believes that each job is a collaboration. Working with the client has always brought a project the most desirable results. 


Lori enjoys The Arts - having created

one-of-a-kind artist dolls, sculpture, and murals; as well as having a habit of loitering in museums and galleries. She is a frequent patron of theater, and participates in local theater whenever possible. Although she loves a good concert and a wide variety of music; don’t, at this point, expect to hear her perform - except alone, in the shower. Some things are better left unheard.

 

What You Need to Know...

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2000 - present         SELF-EMPLOYED ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR

Lori Maxwell Illustration, Pittsburgh, PA.

Serve clients as an illustrator, cartoonist and graphic designer,

providing finished art.


1986 - present         SELF-EMPLOYED ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR/DESIGNER

dba, HIDDEN TALENTS, Pittsburgh, PA.

Serve clients as a design studio for advertising and marketing projects, offering layout, design, illustration, cartooning and graphic design,

from concept through finish art.


1983 - 1985            STAFF ARTIST

FOSTER AND KLEISER OUTDOOR ADVERTISING

(now Lamar Advertising), Pittsburgh, PA.

Responsible for billboard layout and design, including illustration and

cartooning, for local, as well as national accounts. Concept through finish.


1978 - 1983             STAFF ARTIST

TRAU AND LOUVNER INC., Pittsburgh, PA.

Responsible for design and production of sportswear logos and T-shirt

art, including: illustration, air brush art, cartooning, graphic designs,

ogo designs and custom type faces. Also responsible for the design

and production of in-house printing and advertising, including, price lists,

product sheets and catalogs.


EDUCATION

1976 - 1978

THE ART INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA.

Major: Visual Communications

Associates Degree in Specialized Technology





OTHER INFORMATION


2010 - present

WEBMISTRESS FOR LORI MAXWELL ILLUSTRATION

http://maxwellsart.com

Designed, built, and maintain web site for display of illustration

and cartooning galleries.  


2004 - present

WEBMISTRESS FOR HIDDEN TALENTS STUDIO

(Under Reconstruction; see: HIDDEN TALENTS STUDIO: WORKING, below)

http://maxwellsart.com

Designed, built, and maintain web site for Hidden Talents

Studio / Advertising.


2010 - present

WEBMISTRESS FOR HIDDEN TALENTS STUDIO: WORKING

http://sites.google.com/site/hiddentalentsstudio

Designed, built, and maintain web site for Hidden Talents

Studio / Advertising. This site also includes online work amenities

for creative/approval process.


1995 - 2008

CAST OF CHARACTORS: Artist Dolls by Lori Maxwell, Pittsburgh, PA.

Hand-crafted Artists Dolls, including the “Cast of Charactors” lines of:

“The Cast”’; “Pin-Up Girls”; “Kriss Kringle”; “Tricksters”; “The Whimsical Rag Doll” and “The Lost Generation”

 

If you'd like to contact me, e-mail me at: lormaxx(at)gmail(dot)com or at: maxwell(at)maxwellsart(dot)com

Web site, graphics, art and content   © Lori Maxwell Illustration, 2016; © HIDDEN TALENTS Advertising, 2016;  © HIDDEN TALENTS STUDIO, 2016

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED