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While I was in college training to become a metal sculptor, a friend running a three-person web design shop, approached me needing fresh ideas on logo design. Once I got a taste of success in visual design, I quickly realized this is where I should be. Over the course of many years, I have designed for print, … Read More
While I was in college training to become a metal sculptor, a friend running a three-person web design shop, approached me needing fresh ideas on logo design. Once I got a taste of success in visual design, I quickly realized this is where I should be. Over the course of many years, I have designed for print, the web, logos, environments and trade shows, icons, and set up and executed numerous photo shoots. When I receive a creative brief and see the goals that my client wants to achieve, I begin to get a vision for how I get there; I visualize imagery, I imagine layouts, and I try to conceptualize “What would make it great?” or “What is it lacking and where are the gaps?”

During this time too, I have learned to effectively implement usability as the starting point for how I approach user centered design. If a design looks beautiful, but the interface isn't intuitive or if it doesn't work on mobile, then its a fail. Today, I think it is entirely necessary for design to be more strategic and adaptable, giving way to allow communications to live in a flexible and neutral ecosystem, where the information is the same for print or digital, it's simply displayed differently and in a way that's easy for a user to digest it.

Today, I work as an Creative Director + Art Director on the Digital User Experience and Innovation team, constantly obsessed with all things design, logo's, OSU football and soccer, mountain biking, bbq's, Lego's, vanilla ice cream, and really strong coffee. No... Seriously! Read Less
  • UX Creative Director + Art Director
    OCLC — Columbus, OH, USA
  • UX Art Director // Senior Graphic Design Lead
    J.P. Morgan — OH, USA
  • Art Director
    Chepri Interactive — Columbus, OH, USA
  • Senior Graphic Designer
    Delphia Consulting — Columbus, OH, USA
  • Graphic Designer
    Freelance Graphic Designer — Columbus, OH, USA
  • Graphic Designer // Web Designer
    Active Technologies Group — Columbus, OH, USA
  • Digital Production Artist // Retouch Specialist
    Horizons Companies — Columbus, OH, USA
  • Graphic Designer // 3D Designer // Retouching Specialist
    Freelance Graphic Designer — Columbus, OH, USA
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+ The City of Las Vegas, NV
+ Crowe Horwath
+ Crystal Clear Audio & Video
+ DSW Shoe Warehouse
+ GBQ Partners
+ Glencoe / McGraw-Hill
+ Gross Mendelsohn & Associates
+ Highlights for Children
+ J.P. Morgan
+ The Kickstand Pub
+ The Kroger Company
+ Nature's One
+ OCLC
+ Outward Bound USA
+ The Ohio Hospital Asso… Read More
+ The City of Las Vegas, NV
+ Crowe Horwath
+ Crystal Clear Audio & Video
+ DSW Shoe Warehouse
+ GBQ Partners
+ Glencoe / McGraw-Hill
+ Gross Mendelsohn & Associates
+ Highlights for Children
+ J.P. Morgan
+ The Kickstand Pub
+ The Kroger Company
+ Nature's One
+ OCLC
+ Outward Bound USA
+ The Ohio Hospital Association
+ Value City Department Stores Read Less
You can see my full background at http://www.linkedin.com/in/markshorter
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