ABOUT: PRINCIPAL BIO
About Lynne Venart
After earning a B.A. in Advertising and Integrative Arts in 1997 from Penn State, Lynne spent five years as a multimedia designer for clients such as Nextel, Fleet Bank, Network Solutions, AltaVista, PBS, ECRI, Merck, and the American Productivity and Quality Center.
Lynne opened The Art Monkey LLC in January 2001, focusing on nonprofit, healthcare and educational publishing organizations.
Lynne has worked with several educational publishers since 2000, working on user interface, graphic design and front end web development for web-based learning tools for college students and research professionals for CQ Press and SAGE Publishing, professional research tools for Bloomberg/BNA, and web-based government applications for Avalon Consulting and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Additionally, since 2005, Lynne has worked extensively with Voice of America and Radio Free Europe's Office of Digital and Design Innovation. In this role, Lynne works on projects for audiences around the world in over 45 languages, including international development efforts in Mali and the Middle East, history-focused educational tools in Europe, and a mobile-responsive pronunciation guide for international broadcasters.
Living and working in the D.C. area since 2000, Lynne loves the city's socially conscious nonprofits and associations, working with organizations such as TASH, NCRC, the Gerontological Society of America, and other nonprofits on annual reports, advocacy brochures and websites. To better serve her non-profit clients, Lynne studied Non-Profit and Arts Management at George Mason University, earning a Masters degree focusing on marketing, internet strategies, and development for nonprofits.
Lynne has been working with clients in health care since day one—initially working with pharmaceutical companies in the Philadelphia area, and later with nonprofit medical publisher ECRI. Highlights include her work with The American Health Care Association—designing their annual reports, special event materials and advocacy brochures—and her work with Philadelphia's The Resiliency Center to launch the organization with a logo, website and branding materials.
Giving Back to the Community
Lynne has volunteered for a number of organizations, including D.C.'s Sitar Arts Center, teaching Magazine Design to students aged 12-18. Currently, Lynne is a volunteer research assistant, compiling research on education in Madagascar for Philadelphia's Ladybug Project.