Lora Nigro

Lora Nigro


SKILL SET

Screen writing, copywriting, verse writing, article writing

Film making, documentarian, brand videos

Composer, singer songwriter, recording artist

Graphic designer, Adobe Creative Cloud

Web design, DNS management

Brand design, identity creation, brand management

Merchandise design, packaging, display

EDUCATION

Marquette University, B.A. journalism, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1986

11TH STORY CREATIVE

Established 2009 ➳ Founder, creative director

FILMS

As documentarians and recording artists with a history of exploring the big questions we’ve journaled the interdisciplinary approach to the science of consciousness through our debut film "The Deeper You Go" and ongoing YouTube series, "Frequency One". In 2016 we were invited to present a workshop at the international Science of Consciousness conference on “Consciousness and the Arts”.

Nick Nigro, documentary short, May, 2018

The Gospel According to Carrier part 1, Richard Carrier, 2017

The Gospel According to Carrier part 2, Richard Carrier, 2017

From Cause to Cure, Is fibromyalgia & CFS a viral outbreak? 2017

Can Science and Religion be Partners in Human Exploration? Rupert Sheldrake, 2017

The Jesus Myth, Robert Price, 2017

The Deeper You Go, documentary short, 2016

Mind Byte short interview bytes and outtakes from The Deeper You Go, 2015

MUSIC VIDEOS

➳ Producer, songwriter, performer

Revelation, Shot at Black Cat Alley, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2016

Mary Go Round, Shot at Holton Bridge Street Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2016

To The Water, Shot at Chain of Lakes, Eagle River, Wisconsin & 11th Story, 2013

11TH STORY CLIENTS (2009-2016)

Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ➳T-shirt design

Heroux and Company, LLP, CPA, Raleigh, North Carolina ➳Brand creator & management

Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County, Raleigh, North Carolina ➳ Brand creator & management

Sisters4Cure, breast cancer survivorship organization, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ➳ Website

David Luhrssen, Managing Editor, Shepherd Express, Wisconsin ➳ website

SHEPHERD EXPRESS (2003-present)

Wisconsin’s largest weekly, since 2003 ➳ Contributing Writer

Concert and CD reviews for national artists including U2, Sting, Alanis Morissette, Sarah McLachlan and Evanescence ; Off the Cuff (Q&A style) and feature stories promoting local fashionistas, entertainment events, food venues and culture.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES (Sampling)

Did Jesus Exist? Interview with Robert Price & Bart Erhman, Shepherd Express, October 18, 2016

Global Cuisine Local Sources, La Merenda serves up small plate dishes with international flair, Shepherd Express, December 11, 2013

Have a Good Hair Day, Off the Cuff with Scott Lance, Shepherd Express, December 27, 2010

Project One Runway, Local fashion scene gets a boost from Milwaukee’s Inner City, Shepherd Express, September 29, 2010

Milwaukee’s Rising Talent, Fashion designers looking good, Shepherd Express, January 6, 2009

Fearless Cynic, Laughing with Bill Maher, Shepherd Express, July 16, 2008

Lobbying Through Music, U2 wants to change the world, Shepherd Express & @U2, 2005

FREELANCE CLIENTS (1995-2009)

Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  ➳ Designer, writer, production

Sax Incorporated, formerly Boston Store advertising, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  ➳ Onsite copywriter

The Roberts Group, Waukesha, Wisconsin ➳ Onsite copywriter

Kohler Company, Kohler, Wisconsin ➳ brochure copywriter

AGENCY EXPERIENCE (1987-1994)

BZign Communications, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ➳ Production Manager, AE

Project management, proposal writing, creative rationales, job estimating & invoicing, talent coordination, art directing photo shoots and production management. My accounts included Harley Davidson, Miller Brewing Company, Color Ink Printing & Wesco Distribution.

Trec Productions ➳ Scriptwriter–Producer ➳ Marketing Coordinator

Produced commercial real estate television programs until a trial sales position morphed into marketing coordinator. Organized trade shows, video and print materials to support sales effort.

Pallas Photo Labs, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

➳ Marketing Assistant and go-between the professional photographers and the process technicians for a commercial photo lab back in the day.

SOMETIMES Y (1994-2005)

➳ Songwriter, lead singer, graphic designer and merchandiser. Established copyrights, trademarks and publishing company. Our debut CD landed a distribution contract with Big Daddy Music Distribution and was honored by WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) for best artist in 2000 and 2001.

ALBUMS

I Am, 2000 produced by Vincent Gaudes with Peter Buffett, 1997 & 2000

That’s Not What I Heard, 2004 produced by Sometimes Y, 2004

LIVE PERFORMANCES

Kenwood Methodist Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2011

Summerfest, World’s largest music festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2004

WISN, ABC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (morning show) 2004

Milwaukee Pridefest, Summerfest, 1997-2003

Minneapolis Pride Fest, Loring Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2002

The Cubby Bear, Chicago, Illinois, 2001

Uncommon Ground, Chicago, Illinois, 2001

The Annex Nightclub, Madison, Wisconsin, 2000

Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse, Madison, Wisconsin, June 16, 2000

Shank Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2000

Ale House, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1999

Hotel Milwaukee, 90.7 WHAD, (taped with live audience) Delafield, Wisconsin, 1999

Barnes & Noble, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 10, 1999

Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

PRESS–SOMETIMES Y

Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin, January 6, 2000

Maximum Ink, Madison, Wisconsin, December 9, 2000

Shepherd Express, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2000

Marquette Tribune, Marquette University magazine, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 29, 1999

Milwaukee Magazine, Best of Milwaukee Issue, August 1998Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 31, 1998

Community Newspapers Incorporated, New Berlin, Wisconsin, August 20, 1998

YOUR VIBE 

Established 2006  ➳ Designer, maker, brander

Urban  jewelry line for men and women

PRESS–YOUR VIBE

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, What to Wear, featured jewelry designer, 2009

4 PM Magazine, Featured jewelry designer, Iron Maidens, cover fashion spreadMay/June 2009

*Info Milwaukee, Featured jewelry designer, 3rd quarter 2007

FASHION SHOWS–YOUR VIBE

Strut for the Cure, InterContinental Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2010

Newd runway shows, Nightclubs, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2010

Wisconsin Fashion Week, Featured jewelry designer, Madison, Wisconsin, 2009

ART & MUSIC FESTIVALS (2000-2009)

Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival, West Bend, Wisconsin

Jazz On the Vine - The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Your Vibe mobile shop, Hollywood Edition, Venice Beach, California, July 2006

Summer Soulstice Music Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Brady Street Days, Milwaukee Wisconsin

Bay View Bash, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pride Fest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin