Professional graphics/multimedia designer with 20 years experience in the corporate and private markets. I have designed and produced graphics for anything from print, multimedia and web designs. In the past 12 years I have been developing my fine art skills in watercolor painting. I show my work in local juried shows and galleries. I am in every essence a multi-media artist.
1996 - Present
Lorrie Herman is a graphic designer by trade, but always an artist. She has been creating artwork since she was a child. She worked as a professional Graphic Designer and Art Director for eighteen years and continues to do freelance consulting. For the past 12 years she has been working on her watercolor painting skills. Lorrie is an avid plein air painter and has taken several workshops with well-known artists such as Alvaro Castagnet, Joseph Zbukivc and Skip Lawrence.
Lorrie exhibits at many local and nationwide juried shows.
Juried ShowsArt at the Mill Spring and Fall, 2003 - 2008Paint Manassas 2007 - 2008Aldie Art Show and Sale, 2003 - 2008Four Seasons at Oatlands, 2003 - 2008Middleburg Art League Art Show, 1st place Watercolor, 2004Alexandria Festival of the Arts, 2005Patuxent Art League, 2005Group ShowsMatsu Sushi Japanese Restaurant 2004, 2005Fairfax Government Center, Art Council of Fairfax County, 2005 - 2008Barnes and Noble Book Stores, Fairfax and Reston, 2003, 2004Blue Iguana Restaurant, Fair Lakes, VA 2007 - 2008
Scottsdale Art School, "Best and Brightest" 2007Solo ShowsGallery Two @ Gallery 222, October 2007Dr. Christina Michael, INOVA, Springfield, VA, 2008Dr. Mark Jefferies, DDS, Herndon, VA 2008Cox Communications, Herndon, VA 2008
Raytheon, Fairfax, VA 2008
I started teaching basic level art classes to children about a year ago. I am taking 6 children per class. Two classes a week for a 10 week session. I am teaching them how to use materials, such as, charcoal pencils, watercolors, acrylics and clay. We are learning how to mix colors and draw correctly.
I would like to teach a beginner adult class this winter. So please email if there is any interest.
Apr 2002 - Present
Lorrie joined the Northern Virginia Artists League (NOVAL) www.novalart.com soon after it began. She was the exhibits chair person for the first couple of years and has been the president for the past two. The small group has continued to grow and rapidly over the past year. This group has had a consistent monthly plein air outing for the past 6 years. This being said, we have been invited to be plein air painters at the International Children's Festival, "Fall Into the Arts" in Leesburg and at the Great Gatherings entertainment furniture store sales event this fall. She still helps coordinate exhibits and keeps the group growing. The group consistently shows at the Fairfax County Government Center, Mark Jefferies, DDS in Herndon and The Blue Iguana restaurant in Fair Lakes, Virginia.
Apr 2008 - Present
Lorrie is a member of the Artists' Undertaking Gallery, www.theartistsundertaking.com, which is located in a quaint little historic town on the Occoquan River in the Southern part of Fairfax County. The members take turns working the gallery a couple of times a month. She also produces the graphics, coordinates receptions and art demos for the group. 8 to 10 of her original watercolor paintings, prints and notecards are displayed full time. The gallery is open from 11 am to 5 pm daily.
Artists Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA 22125, 703-494-0584.
Apr 2005 - Dec 2008
Manager, Public Buildings, "Art in the Workplace"
She has been managing the "Art in the Workplace" program at the Fairfax County Government Center and Supervisor Penny Gross' office for the Arts Council of Fairfax County, www.artsfairfax.org. She coordinates the schedule of art groups and makes sure all 180 pieces of artwork is installed and tagged. She also helps install the art at 5 corporate sites with the Corporate program.
Sep 1993 - May 2002
Presentations for many Executive Conferences and supporting materials, Website design and programing for many departments within the company, Multimedia Graphics for animations and applications, Illustration - computer and photo collage - for print and presentations, Design and layout of Marketing Materials.
Take a project from start to finish from meeting with the customer to closing out the project
Both PC and Mac platforms
Very Experienced with a multitude of software:
Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand, Painter, Pagemaker, QuarkExpress, InDesign, Microsoft Office products - Powerpoint, Excel, Word
Basic HTML, Introduced to FLASH
Jul 1992 - Sep 1993
Multimedia Design Corporation
Produced and designed sales and marketing materials for a small technology start up company. Helped design interface for presentation software, IMPACT. Contracted out to Bell Atlantic Creative Services (became Verizon Multimedia) for photoshop illustration for 6 months for a major marketing product.
Sep 1991 - Jul 1992
MIS Graphic Systems
Sales and marketing materials for a hardware sales and services company
Oct 1990 - Jul 1991
Designed and produced advertising and graphics for the Stanford Daily Newspaper.
Jun 1984 - Jun 1990
Sep 1982 - Dec 1986
Bachelor of Science
I completed a 4 year degree majoring in advertising design and minoring in art history. A traditional graphic design program was being taught. Hand-craft skills such as design sketching, layout and paste up were the industry standard at the time. Several years later the industry changed over to computer graphics and desktop publishing. For the next 18 years I had a career as a full time graphic designer.