graphic design cv - lizleggett
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My career as a Graphic Designer spans over twenty years. My portfolio ranges from corporate and luxury design to children’s birthday party decorations to numerous projects in the music industry. My design has always been a natural extension of my fine art practice and my work often intermingles the two.  Please contact me for portfolio samples and images.

Sotheby’s Auction House, Marketing Department
New York, NY, 2007-2009

Graphic designer for auction house’s marketing materials such as brochures, advertisements, proposals, invitations, posters, branding, exhibition design and signage. Heavy communication and collaboration with art historians, specialists, curators & consultants and specific work relationships with the company's many departments such as Impressionist & Modern Art, American Paintings, Antiquities and Photography.
Career highlights include: Edvard Munch's The Scream proposal. This work was later consigned with Sotheby's and held the highest record for an auctioned painting until 2013.

Sotheby’s Auction House, Catalogue Production Department
New York, NY, 1998-2007

Designer for Sotheby's catalogues previewing upcoming sales. Frequent and unique treatments of type and layout to visually enhance the artwork and sale specifications.
Heavy communication and collaboration with art historians, specialists, curators & consultants and specific work relationships with the company's many departments such as Impressionist & Modern Art, American Paintings, Antiquities and Photography.
Career highlights include: Bono and Damien Hirst’s RED Auction catalogue and The Greentreen Foundation catalogue set. This collection included Picasso’s Boy with Pipe, which held the highest record for an auctioned painting until 2012.

Russ & Daughters Appetizing
New York, NY, 2007-2009

Worked with the current generation of owners to conceptualize and design a modern look for the specialty store's branding while keeping their historic logo and visuals. After establishing this aesthetic, designed all of the store’s marketing materials and merchandise, including caviar tins, menus, advertisements, signage, stationary and bags.

Miles Davis: A Love Story in Blue
New York, NY, 2006

Graphic designer and Art Director for a book documenting Miles Davis’ painting collaboration & relationship with artist Jo Gelbard. The book accompanied a traveling exhibition of the couple’s art in Europe. Assisted Ms. Gelbard in archiving & cataloguing the original works of art.

The Knitting Factory
New York, NY, 1996--1997

Art Director and Graphic Designer at music venue, performance space and record label. Design and art direction for Knitting Factory Works record label and additional projects such as The Annual Jazz Awards and Knotes, a monthly publication of upcoming events. Curator of the venue’s Alternate Art Gallery.

The Texaco New York City Jazz Festival
New York, NY, 1997 & 1998

Head Graphic Designer and Art Director for a citywide jazz festival. Designed posters for an advertising campaign throughout the New York City subway system. Created a unique, pullout events program for The New York Times Magazine. Created advertisements and publicity for national and international publications. Created festival’s permanent logo and artwork, which was used the following years in numerous cities as the festival extended nation-wide.


LSA Family Health Service, New York, NY, 2014
Westport Weston Cooperative Nursery School, Westport, CT, 2014
Sam Flax Art Supplies, New York, NY, Atlanta, GA & Orlando, FL, 2010-2013  
Camp Manitou, Oakland, ME, 2013–2014
Naomi Vladeck, Briarcliff Manor, NY, 2012-2013
Sara Walker Nursery School, Stamford, CT, 2012-2013
Ingrid Chen, New York, NY, 2012 
Real Vocal String Quartet, San Francisco, CA, 2012
David Ellis Catering, Cedar Knolls, NJ, 2009-2011


Teaching Assistant

Summer Six, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Summer 2003
Assistant painting instructor for advanced placement high school students in an intensive art program.

Digital Imaging Manager

WOW Digital, Inc. and Miller & Debel, Inc., New York, NY, 1992-1994
Produced high-end ink-jet prints, scans and digital pre-press output materials. Heavy use of design, photo enhancement and printing software and hardware. Collaborations with professional photographers, artists, designers and publishers.

Artist’s Assistant

Dennis Oppenheim, New York, NY, 1994-1995
Assistant to professional sculptor in his studio and office. Photographed artwork for publication and documentation. Heavy communication with international and national museums, galleries and collectors.

Gallery Director

Case Center Art Gallery, Skidmore College , Saratoga Springs, NY, 1992-1994
Director of college’s student run gallery, featuring student and visiting artists’ work. Curated exhibitions, hung artwork, maintained space, budget, calendar, publicity & openings. Published a reference handbook of gallery practices and policy for future administrators.

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