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F. Lawrence Hart


Graphic Designer and Audio Engineer.  Professional background as Resident Graphic Designer for several Chicago Theaters. Audio Engineer at a major Advertising Agency. Skilled in the conceptual collaborative process, bringing focus to strategic ideas in different media.


Professional experience

Take It To Hart                    Chicago Illinois                                  1980 - Present                     

Graphic Designer                                                                                                                 

Designing Theatrical Posters and brochures for Chicago Theaters, including designs for John Malkovich at Steppenwolf and Edward Albee at Touchstone; cassette and CD packaging for Voice Over talent. Web Design for Leo Burnett Audio Recording.

·         Resident Graphics Designer for Next Theater.

·         Resident Graphics Designer for Pary Productions.

·         Poster and Season Brochure Design for Victory Gardens Theater.

·         Poster Design for Chicago Theaters Including:
 Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theater, Organic Theater, Lifeline, Stage Left, Touchstone, Kingston Mines, Pary Productions, Travel Light, Body Politic, Next , and TurnAround

Leo Burnett USA                 Chicago Illinois                                  1970 – 2004

Audio Engineer

Specializing in postproduction for television and radio commercials.  Responsibility focused on the creative process, working closely with producers and copy writers to explore and enhance fresh execution of their ideas.


Recording Television, Radio Commercials and Demos for Clients Including:

Mc Donald’s, United Airlines, Allstate, Oldsmobile, Kellogg’s, Miller, Morgan Stanley, Reebok, Procter & Gamble, Nintendo, Green Giant, Vidal Sassoon, Polaroid, Glad, Noxzema, Keebler, Philip Morris, Maytag, Hallmark, Nestle, Tropicana, Walt Disney, Heinz, Coca-Cola, 7-Up, Sony, Pillsbury, Seat Belts, Amoco, ComEd, Tums, Toys R Us, Schlitz, Ameritech, KFC.


·         Engineer for Universal Recording Studio 10.

·         Designed and installed Burnett Studio 13 in the Prudential Building.

·         Instrumental in transitioning the Audio Department from the multi-track analog world to a cutting edge digital competitor on the Spectral Synthesis Platform.

·         Upgraded from a PC Spectral Synthesis system to a MAC/Digidesign ProTools TDM system.


Additional professional activities

Off Loop Theaters               Chicago Illinois                                  Present                  


Theatrical Sound Designer

Collaborating with Directors and Designers in many Chicago Theaters including: Steppenwolf Theater, Next, Body Politic, Pegasus, Lifeline, Pary Production Company, Bailiwick, Loyola University, Touchstone, and Organic Theater.

·         Resident Sound Designer for Pary Productions.

·         Resident Sound Designer for Touchstone / Organic Theater.

·         Resident Sound Designer for Next Theater.

·         Joseph Jefferson award for Sound Design “Hot House” for Steppenwolf Theater.

·         Joseph Jefferson citation for Sound Design “Execution of Justice” for Bailiwick



Graduate of Goodman Theater, working with Tennessee Williams, James Earl Jones, Howard DaSilva, Morris Carnovisky, Len Carriou, and Eugenie Leontovich.  A founding member of Kingston Mines Theater and instrumental in developing the off-loop theater movement. Directing and producing for Pary Productions, acting with Adain Quinn and cast by Edward Albee in a production of “Tiny Alice”.


·         Joseph Jefferson nomination for Actor/ Phil Hogan in “Moon for the Misbegotten” by Eugene O’Neill at Touchstone Theater.

·         Producing Artistic Director for Pary Productions



Art Institute/Goodman Theater of Drama Chicago IL.                                               

BFA  Acting

Northwest College              Powell, Wyoming                                                               

Associate Degree: Theater

Professional Development

Professionally trained actor in the Stanislovski Method at Goodman Theater under Bella Itkin, John Reich, and Charles McGaw

Technical Skills

Digidesign ProTools, Spectral Synthesis XP, Toast, Corel Draw 10/Photo Paint10, PhotoShop, Quark, Page Mill, FrontPage, Word XP, Excel.

 PC and MAC Platforms.