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  • Mike Evans

    Art Director

    East Troy, WI

I am a Milwaukee-based Art Director experienced in working with branding in business-to-business and consumer retail markets. My specialty is advertising and marketing campaigns, product packaging, and illustration. I provide creative ideas and a distinctive design style to achieve results that work.

Work Samples

  • Advertising

  • Packaging

  • Brochures

Work History

EXPERIENCE // EDSTROM INDUSTRIES, INC. // Waterford, WI Art Director // Mar 2006-Present Graphic Designer // Dec 2004-Mar 2006 Conceptualize and design advertising campaigns, marketing brochures, product sheets and Edstrom’s company newsletter for the laboratory research market. Design graphics and manage content on web site using content management system and HTML. Responsible for trade show planning and management including booth graphics design, shipping and setup, and trade show giveaways. Successfully established and implemented Edstrom brand identity with corresponding brand guide. LAMPLIGHT FARMS, INC. // Menomonee Falls, WI Senior Graphic Designer // Aug 2001-Dec 2004 Conceptualized and designed Tiki brand identity for packaging, environmental graphics, and product retail displays. Developed brand guide for Tiki brand packaging. Directed photographers for photography used in packaging and retail graphics. Collaborated with marketing and sales team on packaging design and copywriting. SHUR-LINE (formerly EZ PAINTR) // St. Francis, WI Senior Graphic Designer // June 1998-Aug 2001 Graphic Designer // Feb 1995-June 1998 Designed product packaging, point-of-purchase displays and promotional advertising for B2C. Effectively communicated with flexographic and offset printers regarding printing projects. Illustrated product line art for catalogs and product sheets. EDUCATION // UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN WHITEWATER // Whitewater, WI Bachelor of Arts Degree December 1995 // Major: Graphic Design; Minor: General Business GATEWAY TECHNICAL COLLEGE // Racine/Elkorn, WI ActionScript for Flash - Fall 2008 (3 credits) Javascript - Fall 2008 (3 credits) Web Design and Multimedia - Summer 2000 (3 credits) SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE // Mac OS // Adobe Illustrator CS4, Photoshop CS4, InDesign CS4, QuarkXPress 6, Flash, Office 2008 AWARDS // Hermes Creative Award // Gold Winner 2009 for Poster category "Art of Animal Watering" INTERESTS // Running, marathons, illustration and reading

Education

  • University Of Wisconsin Whitewater

    • Bachelors of Arts Graphic Design
    • 1988 - 1995

Specialties

Awards

Hermes Creative Award Gold Winner 2009

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