Adam Lazar

Graphic Design and Art Direction

Evanston, IL, USA

Work Experience

CJE SeniorLife

Creative Services Manager

Design and produce quarterly magazine; provide art direction to photographers and videographers; create invitation and supporting collateral for annual fund-raising event; script, record and edit video interviews, virtual tours and digital ads; write and edit ad copy; write articles for quarterly magazine; provide guidance to program managers regarding marketing needs; design flyers, posters and advertisements; maintain corporate identity; create assets for website and social media
April 2015 - Present Illinois, United States

Lazar's Juvenile Furniture

Graphic Designer & Marketing Manager

Created corporate identity; designed and maintained web site; promoted company through social media, email, direct mail, print ads; created customer experience through showroom display and in-store signage; supervise 10-person sales staff; developed employee sales tools
January 2005 - April 2015 Illinois, United States

North American Company For Life And Health Insurance

Graphic Designer

Developed and maintained corporate identity, created trade ads, posters, trade show booths, wearables, hired and directed photographer and developed stock photography library, conducted press checks
April 2001 - January 2005 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Capstone Press

Assistant Art Director, Graphic Designer

Created and developed the LifeMatters brand by designing and producing book covers and book interior layouts; designed packaging and posters; conducted press checks; hired and directed photographers and production assistants; developed stock photography library
December 1998 - April 2001 Minnesota, United States

Buzz Co

Graphic Designer

Design and production projects for clients of Buzz Co, a creative talent placement firm
May 1998 - September 1998 Illinois, United States

Crate & Barrel

Design Trainee

Created customer experience and maintained corporate image through in-store displays
August 1997 - December 1998 Chicago, Illinois, United States

J Halcomb Associates Advertising


Created large and small format ads for automobile dealerships
May 1995 - September 1995 Illinois, United States

Sayles Graphic Design

Assistant Director of Client Services, Office Intern

Managed client projects; wrote press releases; coordinated design competition entries; maintained and developed client mailing list; coordinated employee retreats
September 1991 - February 1994 Iowa, United States


Ray College Of Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Communications

June 1995 - June 1997 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Drake University

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications

August 1991 - May 1993 Des Moines, Iowa, United States