Michael Ham

Senior Visual Designer

San Francisco, CA, USA
Accomplished creative director and graphic designer with more than 11 years of experience in strategy and concept development of visual and written communications for growth and boutique brands. Background includes significant achievements in print and online advertising, corporate identity planning, user experience, and media relations.

Work Experience


Senior Visual Designer

November 2015 - Present California, United States

Goodwill Of San Francisco, San Mateo And Marin

Design Manager

November 2012 - November 2015 California, United States


Digital Media Designer

• Heightened consumer awareness of Snapfactory’s services by delivering compelling visuals for photo shoots and video productions in collaboration with stylists, makeup artists, photographers, and producers.
• Increased client acquisition by developing consistent visual identities and communications for Snapfactory’s family of brands.
• Launched an additional revenue center for the studio through the creation of a digital publishing division.
• Elevated production values by creating storyboards and designing motion graphics and opening titles within budget.
• Conceived, designed, and produced print collateral and rich media content for in-house and client projects.
• Filmed and edited four weekly video productions and distributed them across multiple online channels.
• Managed content delivery system for series of weekly video productions, including metadata optimization and copywriting.
April 2011 - May 2012 Phoenix, Arizona, United States


Marketing Director

• Drove 11% YOY growth by developing and implementing successful marketing plans that included advertising, sales materials, brand building, communications, online programs, and customer relationship management for chain of specialty retail stores.
• Grew market share with the addition of six stores by providing marketing expertise, trend analysis, and design direction.
• Worked closely with key officers to conceive, design, and deliver effective print, outdoor and online advertising campaigns while
managing a $2 million budget. Analyzed efforts in order to refine and improve future marcom.
• Developed strategic in-store events that drove traffic, increased sales, and supported the company’s philanthropic efforts.
• Managed internal marketing team including media buyer, graphic designer, web developer, and social media specialist.
January 2009 - April 2011 Phoenix, Arizona, United States


Creative Director

• Managed a team of creative professionals to develop and implement visual representations of Fascinations’ identity across all marcom.
• Worked closely with Marketing Director and Head of Purchasing to implement sales efforts and corresponding in-store visual merchandising.
• Conceived, designed, performed pre-flight and trafficked print and online advertising.
• Created digital media assets and contributed copy for Fascinations’ online properties, including its retail site, blogs and social networking entities.
• Developed, created and managed updates to company branding guidelines, media kit and public relations collateral.
• Organized in-store and off-site events and trade show efforts to support corporate communication and philanthropic efforts.
• Managed and styled photoshoots to acquire images for use in catalogs, print ads, and online product display.
February 2004 - January 2009 Phoenix, Arizona, United States


Nebraska Wesleyan University

Religious Studies, Psychology
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

Arizona State University

Religious Studies, Psychology
Tempe, Arizona, United States


Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Motion, Basic CSS, Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Identity, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Art Direction, Branding, Final Cut Pro,