Lou Ann Reineke

Senior Graphic Designer

Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Senior graphic designer with 30 years experience seeks creative environment where excellence is the standard. Candidate has high-level conceptual/design skills for creating educational and editorial products for publication. Proficient in all phases of project development: editorial analysis of content, concept, writing, design, refinement and production in most current Mac OS X/Adobe CC. Has extensive knowledge of typography and pays acute attention to detail. Able to meet market, budget and schedule requirements.

Work Experience

RedCastle Resources, Inc.

Senior Graphic Designer

Book publication design, illustrations and digital production (on- and off-site contract work) for the upcoming publication: Forest Atlas of the United States, U.S. Forest Service. Initial setup of the Indesign CC book document. Coordinate and maintain consistent paragraph and character styles for all content. Attend weekly meetings for layout and content review, discuss edits and set priority tasks. Create, design and produce complex illustrations, graphics and maps. Conduct editorial photo research; facilitate permissions for image use in print and web publication. Create and maintain spread sheet for all Atlas assets (detailed image information on origin and permissions) and accommodate protocol for archives and current-use files. Prepare complex illustrations for interactivity in web application. Ongoing production maintenance for press-ready files (color correction on photographs) until final government review is complete.
September 2012 - Present Utah, United States

Fifth Press Publishing

Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Graphic designer, illustrator, editor and print production for complex geometric book illustrations, including frontispieces, cover design, promotional poster, magazine ads and graphics for the website for two 200-page subsequently published books.
October 2011 - October 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Deseret News

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer

Page layout, graphic design, illustration, editing and production of monthly Newspapers in Education insert sections on various topics: financial literacy, underage drinking, earthquake preparedness and bullying.
August 2010 - Present Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Deseret News

Senior Graphic Designer

Senior designer for Newspaper in Education (NIE) / Marketing departments.
Responsible for annual scheduling, content, design and production of Newspapers in Education (NIE) publications including: a weekly full-color feature broadsheet page and monthly 12-page tabloids, sponsor-driven, for distribution to local schools – both upper grade content and elementary school weekly reader. These tabloids were inserted in the newspaper on Tuesdays, along with the weekly educational page, to encourage use of the newspaper as an aid to teachers. Design and production for marketing department: ads and print collateral for in-house promotions.
November 2007 - August 2010 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Deseret News

Publication Designer

Staff artist/graphic designer for daily broadsheet newspaper/marketing collateral
February 1993 - November 2007 Utah, United States


University Of The Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration

January 1973 - June 1976 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


English (Native),


Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, ARCHIVE ASSETS, Book Publication Design, Color Correction, Digital Art, Digital Design, Digital Illustration, Drawing, Editing, Editorial Design, Editorial Illustration, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Mac OSX, Oil Painting, Oral Communication, Page Layout, Photo Editing Photo, Photo Manipulation, Press Checks, Publication Design, Research, Vector Illustration , Written Communication,