Michael Black

Creative Director

Carbondale, IL, USA

Work Experience

Southern Illinois Salukis

Creative Director & Social Media Coordinator

August 2018 - Present Illinois, United States

Mayer Branding

Creative Marketing Director

October 2015 - August 2018 Illinois, United States

Alterego Marketing

Freelance Graphic Designer

February 2015 - October 2015 United States

The Southern Illinoisan

Digital Marketing Specialist

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 - October 2015 Illinois, 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

• 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

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

August 2007 - May 2010 Carterville, Illinois, United States


English (Native),


The Southern Illinoisan

Teammate of the Quarter - FY2014 1st Quarter


Illinois Press Association

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


Illinois Press Association

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



Wordpress,, Adobe Creative Suite, CSS,