Michael Ward

Art Director

Lakeville, NY, USA
I am passionate about design, innovation, and mentoring.

Work Experience

GraphicsWard

Art Director, Designer

Assist small businesses in growth and development by presenting and implementing strategies and creative solutions for partners and their customers. Maintained responsibility from conception through delivery.
December 2009 - Present New York, United States

CAS Geneseo

Senior Designer

Art direction, development and implementation of branding and advertising campaigns for college departments, student organizations, restaurants & cafés, events, and various other business services in support of SUNY Geneseo.
September 2013 - Present New York, United States

Accela Marketing

Graphic Designer, Photographer, Videographer

Designed and Photographed national and international advertising campaigns and promotions in a multi-project, team environment collaborating with creative director, clients, web development and video production.
November 2007 - December 2009 Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

Serious Ting Magazine

Art Director

Directed and executed all visual aspects of production in the high-quality, International magazine, including working with photographers, editors and printers.
July 2005 - November 2007 Saint Lucia

Soufriere CARE Life Center

Peace Corps Volunteer, Coordinator, Teacher

Coordinated Soufriere CARE Institute’s daily activities, including managing and training teachers, and fund raising; Developed and introduced the Curriculums for the Computer Literacy Program and evening Adult Classes and also taught a variety of subjects.
January 2005 - December 2007 Soufriere, Saint Lucia

Top End Magazine, Sports Car Club Of America

Lead Graphic Designer, Coeditor

Conceptualized, directed, designed, and organized the printing of the multi award-winning magazine. Awarded best Regional Sports Car magazine from the Sports Car Club of America in 2002, 2nd place 2003 .
January 2002 - February 2004 New York, United States

Americorps, Habitat For Humanity

Americorps Volunteer, Construction Supervisor

Guided and taught groups between 20 to 70 volunteers strong in building homes for low-income families, and organized and implemented many different service projects including teaching English as a second language and Computer classes to adults.
September 2002 - November 2004 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Education

Boston University

MicroMasters, Digital Leadership

Developing the knowledge and capabilities to lead organizational change and transformation. Some key areas of study are the use of strategies to drive and transform businesses in the digital economy, driving business value through experimentation and the development of platform-based strategies for growth.
August 2017 - September 2018 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Boston University

MicroMasters, Digital Product Management

Developing knowledge and hands-on experience in project management including creating project roadmaps, taking products from initial concept through user research, co-creation, and rapid prototyping, agile and lean management practices for creating software and digital products, market testing methods. Also developed knowledge in leverage object-oriented thinking, digital process capabilities, and data analytics tools to build “boundary-spanning” skills in running, measuring and adapting strategic experiments that may lead to novel products, business models, and market growth.
November 2017 - November 2018 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Art Institute Of Colorado

Bachelors of Art, Computer Animation, Media Arts & Animation

Studied all types of media arts including design, motion and endless software packages and graduated with Honors on the Deans list.
August 1997 - December 2000 Denver, Colorado, United States