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Adam Thompson

Carbondale, IL, USA
I prefer to develop design solutions that can be justified. To justify design decisions, I research my subject while remaining focused on the needs of my client. Combining this with my experience and knowledge of current design trends, I am able to develop successful design solutions. Beyond that, the concept of justice is important to me personally, and I find that relating that concept to my work makes me a better as an artist and designer.

I am always looking for new ways to be better as an artist and designer. I am always drawing. I am always looking to surround myself with art and things that inspire me. I study other artist's styles, practicing for hours their execution of the different elements of art, before adapting what I have learned into my own unique pieces. I put a lot of work into being a better artist and designer, but at the end of the day I am happy with an opportunity to just move my pen across some paper. I love what I do.

Work Experience

Reserve Direct

Graphic Designer

January 2015 United States

Freelance - Graphic Justice

Graphic Designer/Illustrator

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

Highline Ideas

Web/Graphic Designer

May 2013 - January 2015 Carbondale, Illinois, United States

Mind's Eye Graphics Group

Intern, Graphic Artist

Kay M Zivkovich
618.453.4315
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

SIUC Student Recreation Center

Intern, Graphic Artist

May 2011 - August 2011 Carbondale, Illinois, United States

Education

Southern Illinois University

Major Communication Design, Minor Art History

August 2007 - May 2012 Carbondale, Illinois, United States

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Graphic Design, Illustration, Sketchbook Pro, WordPress,

Involvement

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