Aaron Sullivan

Art Director / Web Designer

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
I thrive in an environment with other creative professionals where I can contribute my skills as a graphic artist and continue growing my additional interests including web design, coding, and photography.

Work Experience

Extra Credit Projects

Art Director / Web Designer

Art Director / Web Designer at Extra Credit Projects
November 2012 - Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Charter House Innovations (CHi)

Graphic Designer

Lead in-house graphic designer for over seven years. Played a vital role in the design of business-to-business promotional materials for CHi and business-to-consumer materials for CityFlatsHotel. Designed digital illustrations, patterns, and environmental graphics for CHi, CityFlatsHotel, Burger King, and McDonald’s. Additional responsibilities included email marketing, product and food photography, copywriting, prepress, and the design, development, and maintenance of www.gotochi.com and www.cityflatshotel.com.
April 2005 - October 2012 Holland, Michigan, United States

JWT (J. Walter Thompson)

Design Intern

Graphic design internship working closely with JWT Detroit’s “The Park.” Active participation in the creation of design comps and presentation storyboards for Ford Motor Company. Designed initial concepts and produced electronic company newsletter. Contributed conceptually or brought to production projects including the Detroit International Jazz Festival Poster, JWT and COTS Christmas Party Invitation, and Save the Mustangs.
July 2004 - April 2005 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Keller Williams Realty

Graphic Designer

Dedicated graphic designer for Hugh Grifith, one of the top real estate agents in Grand Rapids, MI. Designed and produced promotional materials, floorplan illustrations, photography, and slide show animations for current listings. Designed and distributed monthly newsletters.
October 2003 - July 2004 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Education

Kendall College Of Art & Design Of Ferris State University

Visual Communications

Earned a BFA in Visual Communications. Focused education on print design with a mixture of marketing, multimedia design, and digital photography.
August 2000 - April 2004 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Awards

American Advertising Foundation

Judges' Choice Student Addy Award 2002

2002

Skills

Digital Illustration, Graphic Design, JavaScript, MySQL, Photography, PHP, Sketchup, Web Design, Web Development, XHTML,