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I'm a graphic designer and photographer in St. Louis.
I provide graphic design, media photography, event photography, magazine advertising photography, and media placement with 20 years experience in Graphic Design, Photography, Media, Publishing and Advertising.
I am a professional graphic designer with years of diverse, hands-on design experience including magazine design and publishing, marketing, and advertising. I further am adept at design creations, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts. Experienced Graphic Designer and Art Director with strong background in creating magazines, brochures, trade show banners, advertisements, catalogs as well as extensive experience with Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
I'm currently working at St. Louis Jewish Light. I am a graphic designer, production assistant and photographer for editorial and production departments at the Jewish Light. I am responsilble for advertisements design, editorial pages layout for weekly publication Jewish Light.The Jewish Light has several magazines as Dining Guide, OY! Magazine:Simcha and special events. I design ads for the magazines, and logo design and promotional materials design for Jewish Light special events.
I have been taking pictures for LADUE NEWS, STL Magazine, St. Louis Business Journal and St. Louis Jewish Light for several years. My pictures have been published in every St. Louis publication. Black Tie Gala event photography and the event media coverage become my every week assignment for LADUE NEWS.
You can find my photography on Society Photos page in LADUE NEWS (http://www.lyubovstrauss.com/laduenewsphotography.html), and print issue. (www.lyubovstrauss.com)
I was associate publisher, graphic designer and owner of national bi-monthly publication TRAVELHOST of Greater St. Louis magazine, #1 visitor publicaiton in the country reaching travelers around the world. I designed and published the magazine. (http://www.lyubovstrauss.com/travelhost.html)
As internation media photographer and journalist, I had been covered Chernobyl Nuclear Catastrophe and Nuclear Radiation Effect, First Russian and Ukrainian presidents’ election, Soviet Union Empire collapse, Interview with Michael Gorbachev and many other historic figures. I was a photojournalist in Moscow in 1990-1992 during historical changes of Soviet Empire and I worked side by side with the famous photo journalists from Time magazine, Newsweek magazine, Fortune magazine, and CNN. I was a freelance photographer for German News Magazine Der Spiegel for five years and I provided media coverage of Chernobyl Catastrophe effect in Ukraine. People in St. Louis had opportunity to see my photography at my photo expo "Remembering Chernobyl, 20 years Later" at Missouri History Museum on October 24, 2006.
I have a great opportunity to see the world and visit 15 countries. I love travel and learn about different cultures and traditions.
Check my pictures about Hawaii at http://www.lyubovstrauss.com/hawaii/index.html
I love photography because I can capture the moment that will never return, and I can capture the face that define the person. I love graphic design because I can create beauty and make the world the better place. The information is a power, and the image can change everything.
cell: (314) 606-8249