Michael Black

Graphic Designer

Carbondale, IL, USA

Work Experience

Alterego Marketing

Graphic Designer

February 2015 - Present United States

The Southern Illinoisan

Online Developer

Develop and manage online creative campaigns independently, lead new marketing initiatives, brand online contests, write copy for online promotions, create engaging marketing posts for social media, communicate efficiently with sales department and online staff in order to meet deadlines, post new content to website, and update logos and promotions on associated micro-sites.

Product Knowledge:
• Google DoubleClick
• Microsoft Dynamics CRM
• ClickFuel
• Jivox Interactive Advertising
• Second Street Promotion Products (Deadline Deals, UPICKEM, Voter's Choice)
• Blox CMS
August 2013 - Present Carbondale, Illinois, United States

Freelance

Graphic & Web Designer

Collaborate with a diverse range of clients providing design and creative direction.
September 2005 - Present United States

Silkworm Inc.

Graphic Designer

Created quality screen printable artwork/illustrations for custom apparel while working with the Graphics Coordinator. Managed multiple projects with deadlines, set up approved artwork for CTS System (Computer to Screen Imaging System), embroidery, as well as output screen ready films to an imagesetter. Responsible for exporting artwork to database archive, maintaining darkroom/workspace, creating artwork for signage, digital, and heat applied material application.

Knowledge of:
• Color Separations
• Color Theory
• Mac & PC Environment
• File Formats

Equipment:
• Agfa AccuSet 1200
• Epson Stylus Pro 7800
• G&J GraphLine GL-14XL
• Gerber enVision
• Roland VersaCam VP-540
• Roland Camm-1 Pro
June 2009 - August 2013 Murphysboro, Illinois, United States

Southern Illinois University

Assistant Graphic Designer

Developed promotional marketing material for the SIU School of Art & Design for recruiting new students.
January 2012 - May 2012 Carbondale, Illinois, United States

Southern Illinois Healthcare

Assistant Graphic Designer

Responsible for updating print graphics for system of six hospitals and healthcare clinics/facilities. Created promotional media kit for The Birthing Center, re-designed FY2009 Strategic Plan, developed logo concepts for S.A.R.N. (Substance Abuse Resource Network), and designed billboard advertisements (outdoor/digital) for The Breast Center and Sleep Disorders Center.
June 2008 - August 2008 Carbondale, Illinois, United States

Education

Southern Illinois University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

BFA, Communication Design, Art History, Cum Laude
August 2010 - May 2013 Carbondale, Illinois, United States

John A. Logan College

Associate of Applied Science

Honors
August 2007 - May 2010 Carterville, Illinois, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

The Southern Illinoisan

Teammate of the Quarter - FY2014 1st Quarter

2014

Illinois Press Association

Second Place - 2013 Best Rich Media Online Ad, Division I

2014

Illinois Press Association

Honorable Mention - 2013 Best Shared Page/ Signature Page, Division I

2014

Skills

Wordpress,, Adobe Creative Suite, CSS,