LAWRENCE ROMORINI, ARTIST & FOUNDER
Artist Lawrence Romorini will ensure your One Of A Kind story is never forgotten. Since 1985, he has specialized in creating personalized 3-dimensional commemorative collages: “The Ultimate Shadowbox.” Romorini transforms miniaturized photos, publications and actual memorabilia into exquisite portraits of companies, organizations and leaders. Each One Of A Kind piece of art makes a powerful presentation and becomes a lasting legacy.
One Of A Kind art is commissioned to mark milestone anniversaries, honor retirements, and chronicle life achievements. Past commissions include Nike, Oprah Winfrey, Cisco Systems, Ernst & Young, Marriott, Southwest Airlines, Chicago Bulls, Albertson’s, American Institute of Architects, Raytheon, among others.
Romorini’s unparalleled originality, craftsmanship, and service have garnered him the respect of his peers and clients as a premier 3-dimensional collage artist.
Born in Milan, Italy, Romorini had a fascination with the magic of miniature from the outset, perhaps as a boy spurred by his love for an intricate ship in a bottle his grandfather, a merchant marine, created. Like Romorini’s art, the piece is built to last, still on display 100+ years later.
After moving from Italy to New York City, Romorini’s appreciation for history served as a compass for his passion, leading him to create meticulously researched and exquisitely designed 3-dimensional art to commemorate the stories of Fortunate 500 companies and CEOs, entertainers, athletes, medical institutions and associations.
Romorini credits his time as an art director at the world-renowned communications firm Doyle Dane Bernbach for cultivating his skill to capture a story visually – a talent that would later lead him to become principal of his own advertising agency in Washington, D.C.
In 1985, Romorini founded One Of A Kind Art Studio, with his first commission celebrating USA TODAY’s 5th anniversary and honoring the founder. His next commission celebrated Kenny Rogers’ 50th birthday, followed by Jack Kemp’s retirement from Congress—and the rest, as they say, is history.
Romorini was honored with a CLIO Award for the groundbreaking creative work in his retrospective collage commemorating the 75th anniversary of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Additionally, Romorini shares an Apex Award with the Risk Management Association for lobby art he created to commemorate their 100th anniversary.
When Romorini isn’t engaged in the many facets of producing collages, he enjoys the beauty of nature in Rock Creek Park in Chevy Chase, Maryland. 365 days a year at 6:30 a.m. you’ll find him walking through the trails, rain or shine, finding inspiration.
DONNA ROME, PARTNER & STUDIO DIRECTOR
Donna Rome, Lawrence Romorini’s partner of over 30 years, is an integral part of the One Of A Kind package. Rome ensures no detail is overlooked as she leads the research and editing for each collage and works closely with clients to meet and exceed their expectations.
Donna Rome interviews as many people as it takes to gather the ideas and memorabilia that will make a collage come alive and achieve its potential. (Oprah Winfrey’s collage holds the record, when Rome spoke to over 80 of Oprah’s friends and family).
A founder of USA TODAY as their Director of Newsroom Administration and previously as Chappell Music’s International Manager in New York City, Rome brings extensive management experience and an enthusiastic Buckeye spirit to complement Romorini’s artistic perspective on each project.