Michael Bartlett

Art Director, Designer

Portland, OR, USA
Fortunate to be a true native Oregonian, I spent my childhood amongst the creativity inspiring rolling hills of vineyards and filbert orchards, in a small rural town at the entrance to the Willamette Valley. With an artist as a Mother and a custom home
builder as a Father, it came at no surprise that fine art, design and architecture would become an integral part of my life.

Throughout my educational, personal and professional experiences, I have developed a true passion and continued interest in all aspects of art and design. More than a decade of real world experience has given me a solid background in retail
environments and customer experience, as well as advertising and graphic design. This intersection of design disciplines has created a niche for me that has fostered a clear understanding of the correlation between brand, design and décor, and how they work together to help with brand recognition and to create a memorable and dynamic viewer experience.

A true desire to continue learning and growing creatively has helped me to build the strong conceptual and problem solving skills needed to be a successful creative. As a goal oriented person with a proven track record, I can confidently say that I possess a strong understanding of what it truly means to see a project through, from conception to completion.

Work Experience

Roundel Creative

Owner, Art Director & Principal Designer

Design Agency: Environmental retail design (décor, finishes, way finding & signage), branding & identity,
print design & collateral, point of sale, in-store graphics, industrial design

Clients: CDS INC. (Albertsons, Safeway, Raley’s, Nob Hill, Woodlands Market, Lassens Natural Foods, Lazy Acres Market, Giovannoni’s, Metropolitan Markets, Safeway, Draeger's) The Maris Agency,
PG Method, ClearBrand, Kask-Grüner, Combier, Alaska Arts South East, Sitka Fine Arts camp, T Scandia Motors, Bailey & Co., NWI, Spring Creek Sales
April 2013 - Present Oregon, United States

The Maris Agency

Art Director

Full Service Advertising Agency: Branding & identity, print, web, radio, digital marketing, television, direct mail, social media.

Clients: Vigor Industrial, Compass Oncology, Epic Imaging, The Bensimon Center, Urban Excursions, Q10 Capital, NW Natural
June 2011 - April 2014 Oregon, United States

CDS Inc.

Sr. Designer

Environmental Retail Design & Strategic Branding Firm: Décor, finishes, way finding & signage, print collateral, in-store
graphics, industrial design, furniture, identity, internal marketing, point of sale, unique shopping experience

Clients: Whole Foods Market, New Seasons Market, Metropolitan Markets, Joe’s, Thriftway, Albertsons,
Starbucks, Fred Meyer, United Grocers, PCC, Ray’s, Chuck’s Produce, Raley’s, Nob Hill, Woodlands, Mollie Stone’s
April 2007 - June 2011 Oregon, United States

Freelance Creative


Creative and design solutions for a diverse range of client type, from retail and hospitality to agricultural and more.
2004 - 2013 Oregon, United States


Pacific Northwest College Of Art

Design, Fine Art
2006 Oregon, United States

Portland Community College

Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design (AAS)

Graphic Design, Fine Art, Photography
2003 Oregon, United States


English (Native),


Portland Community College

Diamond Alumni Award


A.R.E Design Awards

Sustainability Awards Project of the Year Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park, Chicago (CDS Inc. Design Team)


A.R.E Design Awards

Green Awareness Special Recognition for Green Awareness Elephant Pharm Walnut Creek, Calif. (CDS Inc. Design Team)



Ad Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Advertising, Art Director, Branding, Environmental Design, Graphic Design, MAC Platform, Photographer, Retail Design,