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Michael A. Johnson
San Francisco, CA
With over 15 years of experience in graphic design and illustration, I am dedicated to producing the highest quality work for clients including: Fisher-Price, Mattel, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Lucky Crow Films, Phil Gordon Poker, PetSmart, High Falls Brewing Company, J. M. Smucker Company, Pillsbury, Rubbermaid, and Kodak.
MICHAEL A. JOHNSON
San Francisco, CA 94133
mobile: (585) 746-9402, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To join a creative team dedicated to producing the highest quality design by meeting targeted goals on time and on budget.
Talented, reliable, and personable with a keen understanding of visual problem solving developed over 15+ years of experience through a merger of creativity, analytical skills, and positive attitude.
Art Director (Self Employed)
Freelance Design & Illustration | CA, NV, MA, NY, and the UK | 1988 - present
Responsibilities: Provided successful design, illustration, and copywriting services as well as project management for a variety of clients across multiple categories and mediums, including branding and identity, packaging, user interface design for web and phone apps, custom digital and traditional illustration, and marketing materials.
Clients included: Nike, Phil Gordon Poker, Lucky Crow Films, Expert Insight, High Falls Brewing Company, Kelham Island Brewery, The Old Toad Authentic British Pub, Metric Halo Industries, SpringSource Global, Verismo Entertainment, Sugar Cane Paper Company, Elevation Filmworks, Plan B Entertainment, Netgear, Kodak
Expert Insight, LLC | San Francisco, CA | June 2006 - January 2008
Responsibilities: Developed and maintained branding and identity across new product packaging and promotional materials through consistent high quality design, illustration, art direction, copywriting, and print supervision. In addition, provided motion graphics and digital matte painting. Assumed significant role in research and development, sales and marketing, video production, and the process of developing and adapting to a new business model.
Clients included: Phil Gordon, Andy Bloch, Jim Furyk, Fred Funk, Stephane Vanel, and Jeanette Lee
McElveney & Palozzi Design Group, Inc. | Rochester, NY | December 1996 - May 2006
Responsibilities: Specialized in branding and identity, logo design, package design, illustration, photo illustration and retouching, marketing materials, and copywriting for a wide range of clients. Other responsibilities included supervision and art direction of interns/new designers and illustrators, archiving, print supervision, and proofing.
Clients included: Fisher-Price, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Mattel, J.M. Smucker Company, Pillsbury, Hungry Jack, Jif, High Falls Brewing Company, Wagner Valley Brewing Company, Wagner Vineyards, Heron Hill Vineyards, Kodak, Rubbermaid
BS in Studio Art, concentration in Illustration and Graphic Design, cum laude
Nazareth College of Rochester, Rochester, NY, September 1991 - May 1995
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects), FreeHand, Microsoft Office Suite, Quark, Motion, Final Cut Pro
General: custom type and script, mimicking illustration styles, photo manipulation, new product naming, portraiture (pen & ink, charcoal, graphite, pastel, acrylic, and digital), cartoon/child appropriate art
Available upon request.
Nazareth College of Rochester