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Adam Thompson

Carbondale, IL, USA
I am a young graphic designer with special skills and interests in illustration, which creates opportunity for original and exciting elements within my work. I am skilled in hand sketching and digital media with experience in print and web production. My design process allows for good organization as well as effective time management. With the use of research and sketching I am able to successfully create contemporary compositions and appropriate design solutions. I focus on developing the most effective solution needed to visually communicate the message of a project as intended by a client. To provide myself with the opportunity to build my skill set and learn new things, I strive to build positive and lasting relationships with clients, employers, and other designers. As a designer and illustrator, I enjoy a challenge, and I am always willing to make the extra effort to get things done right.

Work Experience

Freelance - Graphic Justice

Graphic Designer/Illustrator

Graphic Design and Illustration
Subcontractor for Weatherford Signgang - Carbondale, IL
May 2012 - Present Carbondale, Illinois, United States

SIU Carbondale Facilities Operations Center

Student Central Control Operator

Worked 20 Hours weekly
Monitored Fire Alarm Systems
Monitored Security Camera Systems
Extra help with phone calls regarding work to be done on campus

Andrew Hawkins
210 Physical Plant Dr
Steam Plant Rm. 104
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale IL, 62901
Facilities Operations Center
January 2008 - May 2012 Carbondale, Illinois, United States

SIUC Student Recreation Center

Intern, Graphic Artist

May 2011 - August 2011 Carbondale, Illinois, United States

Mind's Eye Graphics Group

Intern, Graphic Artist

Kay M Zivkovich
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Allyn Building Room 112A
Carbondale IL, 62901
Professor, School of Art and Design
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
May 2011 - August 2011 Carbondale, Illinois, United States


Southern Illinois University

Major Communication Design, Minor Art History

August 2007 - May 2012 Carbondale, Illinois, United States


- Conceptual Design & Pre-production Story Boarding, Concept Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, SketchBook Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress,


Member of AIGA St. Louis Chapter
Member of AIGA RSO Southern Illinois University Carbondale
SIUC School of Art and Design, Design Days 2012 identity development team
Intramural Sports Men's and Co-Rec Soccer
Member of National Honor Society
Member of National Art Honor Society
Presenter of conference workshop at DYC Collinsville, IL, 2011 to Present
Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church Youth Commission 2011 to Present