Joshua Kulchar

Artist & Designer

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
A "Young Gun" creative making his mark by doing what he loves and doing it well.

Work Experience

Full Circle Marketing & Design

Senior Visual Designer

Privileged to be a part of nationally recognized design team.

Focus Areas:
Art Direction
Packaging Design
Front End Web design
Editorial and Print Design

*Full Circle Designers are always taking on a handful of challenging projects that constantly test skills as well as give us opportunity to refine new ones.
March 2013 - Present Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States


Independent Art Director & Designer

• Art Direction
• Branding & Brand Strategy
• Advertising, Illustration & Animation, Drawing, Video Editing,
• Brand Experience & Event Design
• Retail/Product Design
June 2010 - Michigan, United States

Aramark - Marketing At GVSU

Senior Designer

• Copy Writing and other Marketing/Advertising creation
Logo/Brand Identity development for restaurants, programming, and products
• Ad Campaign concepting and design – Web, Print, and Outdoor ad experience
• Design layouts, event posters, brochures, newsletters, invitation suites and many other print materials and auxiliary promotional items - ranging from corporate to student relevant
• Creative insight & creative problem solving, art direction, Campus Dining brand management
• Community Manager for Campus Dining’s social media presence through Spreadfast app software
• Work with professional printing companies, sustainable materials and pre-press
• Managing, creative direction, and mentoring of a graphic design intern who works 25 hours per week.
• Attended Franklin Covey Leadership Purpose Training - May 2012, and 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity - Jan. 2013
May 2009 - March 2013 Allendale, Michigan, United States


Grand Valley State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art & Design - Illustration

-Received my BFA in Art & Design with an Illustration emphasis.
-Emphasis in Advertising, PR & Communications

Although I was undecided until applying to the GVSU Art program at the Calder Art Center my sophomore year I appreciate the extra time I spent at Grand Valley as I was able to broaden my studies and take on an emphasis in Advertising, PR & Communications

The BFA program at Grand Valley yields ambitious creatives trained formally and conceptually for careers in the visual arts, who possess broadly transferable skills of inquiry, reflection, critical analysis, dialog, and expression.
August 2005 - April 2011 Allendale, Michigan, United States


Calder Art Department

Best Foundations Portfolio


Branstrom Fine Arts Competitive Scholarship



Branstrom Fine Arts Competitive Scholarship



Zankel Scholarship

Faculty nominee



Art Direction, Creative Direction, Logo Design, Print Design, Acrylic Painting, Adobe Indesign, Branding, Conceptual Design, Conceptual Development, Copy Writing, Drawing, Fine Art, Flash Animation, Graphic Design, Hard Ground Intaglio, Ideation, Identity, Illustration, Lithography Sheets, Metalsmithing, Multimedia, Photo Editing, Photo Gravure, Printmaking, Screen Printing, Soft Ground Intaglio, Storyboarding, Water Color Painting, Wedding Stationary Design, Wood Cut, Wood Shop Experience,

Additional Information

• Behance Action Method user; Also trained and certified in Franklin Covey planning system.
• Attended Franklin Covey Leadership Purpose Training, May 2012
Immersed in everything art & design*

*My Blog:

Freelance Work Examples

2013-16, Hired as Art Director/Creative consultant for Long Road Distillers | Grand Rapids, MI
-2013, Worked as a freelance designer for Turnstone (a Steelcase brand)
-2012-'13, Short film Illustration and Design work for client American Hospital Association through Bittersweet Creative Group, Washington DC
-2013, Branding for Sheena Vogel Photography
-2012, Art Direction and Graphic Design for the 2012 Grand Rapids Marathon Ad Campaign - Project Director: Adam Barr
-2012, Logo design and Branding for Eagle Group Packaging
-2012, Graphic Design and Branding work for the branding firm Inter/section out of Traverse City, MI
-2012, Identity package/Logo for Human Service Solutions, LLC - Dudley Spade: Private Consultant
-Nicole Janowicz: Stylist for the Backstreet Boys- 2011, BSB T-shirt Graphic designs for the 2011 NKOTBSB Tour
-Sheena Learned and Paul Vogel- 2011, Wedding monogram & Invitation suite
-Calcaska (band) - Speciality Merchandise design