Lisa Grayson


M.A., History, University of Wisconsin, 1981. Passed master's examination (modern European social and intellectual history) with distinction.

B.A. , History, University of Wisconsin, 1979. Minors: Journalism, Spanish.



1984­present (full time since July 1991) Creative director at Publica agency

Specializing in creating publications for nonproÞt groups. Supervised freelance writers, medical editors, illustrators. Clients include Encyclopaedia Britannica, International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care, University of Chicago Cancer Research Center, Donors Forum, American Library Association, Old Town School of Folk Music (see client list).

1990-1991 Director, Visiting Scholars Program, Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science

Ran program for visiting Russian scholars. Developed and managed budget, three-month nationwide itineraries. Designed publicity materials and special events. Supervised assistant.

1988-1990 Public affairs director,The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Supervised media relations and promotions for international security journal. Wrote and designed advertisements, press releases, subscription mailings, fund-raising appeals, brochures. Coordinated donor relations and special events. Managed all aspects of direct mail campaigns. Increased media visibility and donations.

1983-1988 Designer/art director, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Designed and produced monthly magazine. Commissioned illustrations; developed the magazine as a forum for politically active artists. Developed and wrote technical sidebars. Solicited, edited, wrote book reviews. Designed and wrote advertisements, direct mail, annual reports. Designed books. Chernobyl issue won National Magazine Award.

1982-1983 Writer/designer, Consolidated Distilled Products

Wrote, designed, and illustrated advertising materials for $60-million company: display ads, wine lists, packaging.

1981 Writer and art assistant WMVS-TV (Milwaukee PBS affiliate)

Wrote scripts for "Remembering the '30s and '40s." Interviewed subjects. Researched local history. Selected art, photos, music.

1979-1981 Teaching assistant, history department, University of Wisconsin.

Led discussions of European history, 1500-present. Lectured on Inquisition, Francis Bacon, Charles Darwin, totalitarianism.


Creative, clever, thorough. Master of Quark XPress, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator. Excellent photo illustrator (see samples). Uses time and resources judiciously. Works well with people; patient teacher. Writes clear, lively prose (see samples). Meets deadlines. Fluent Spanish; reads Portuguese, French, Italian.


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