I am an illustrator and designer who brings the talents and sensibilities of both disciplines together to create unique and wonderful solutions to whatever problem is presented to me. Visual branding and identity is usually the first and most important impression that a brand, business, or product will make on an audience, and I bring outside-the-box thinking and talents to every challenge I am presented. I lead clients with my experience and knowledge, while still keeping them included in the creative process so that they can have a sense of ownership of the work I create for them. Working with other creative people and being in an environment where a team pushes each other to create the most innovative and successful solutions imaginable is something I love to be a part of. I love to bring out the best work in others and bring minds together to explore limitless potential in art and design. Specialties include: Illustration, branding/Identity design, typography, page layout, print design, print production coordination.

Work Samples

  • Muppets

  • Wedding Art

  • T-Shirt Designs

Work History

  • Graphic Designer

    • John Deere
    • Aug 2012 - Present (2 years 1 month)

    I work in the Brand Management Department of John Deere Corporate Communications, as part of a team of designers that maintains and enforces the corporate identity across all platforms of communication, internal and external.

  • Owner/Creator

    • Michael Scott Design & Illustration
    • 2010 - Present (4 years)

    I am an illustrator and designer who brings the talents and sensibilities of both disciplines together to create unique and wonderful solutions to whatever problem is presented to me. Visual branding and identity is usually the first and most important impression that a brand, business, or product will make on an audience, and I bring outside-the-box thinking and talents to every challenge I am presented. I lead clients with my experience and knowledge, while still keeping them included in the creative process so that they can have a sense of ownership of the work I create for them. My art means the world to me and I take great pride in my personal and professional work.

  • Lead Designer

    • Nehlsen Communications
    • Jan 2011 - May 2012 (1 year 4 months)

    - Development of unique and exciting imagery using original illustration and image manipulation

    - Layout artist (brochures, newsletters, direct mail series)

    - Typography, brand development (and brand maintenance)

    - Design research and client/market research

    - Print production coordination, including obtaining quotes from multiple print vendors, preparing files for print, quality control on proofs, evaluation of final product before release to client

    - Creative direction and supervision for design intern

    - Some web design, development of web graphics for use on client websites and social media

  • Graphic Designer

    • Miller Public Relations
    • Jul 2010 - Nov 2010 (4 months)

    - Print design and web design

    - Development of graphics and dynamic layouts for use in email campaigns for clients, as well created layouts and artwork for direct mail, open house events, and advertising purposes

    - Assisted in design, production, and maintenance of client websites

  • Marketing and Design Coordinator

    • Perl Mortgage
    • Aug 2006 - Jul 2010 (3 years 11 months)

    - Design, organization and production of internal marketing materials (i.e. business cards, letterhead, envelopes, etc.)

    - Identity/branding

    - Advertising materials such as postcard mailings, flyers, posters for events, banners, signage, web ads

    - Designing and coding email campaigns, mass email campaign management

    - File prep for printing and direct mailing management

    - Website maintenance and web design for landing pages attached to PERL Mortgage website, Powerpoint presentation design

Education

  • Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

    • BFA Illustration
    • 2002 - 2006

Specialties

Awards

2006 Best of Show - Senior Thesis Illustration Exhibit

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