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Mike Schley

Illustrator

Experienced illustration and design professional, fluent in a wide variety of traditional and digital production methods. Possesses excellent conceptual, analytic, and aesthetic capabilities as well as an aptitude for new skill set development. Excels in a fast paced creative environment with a proven ability to manage large teams and guide projects to completion within deadline and budget ranges. Interested in contributing talents to a top-notch company with a focus on quality visual design.

Work Experience

Mike Schley Illustration And Design

Illustrator and Designer

• Concept and final art generation for a variety of clients seeking high quality illustration services.
• Corporate identity design with a focus on elegant and clean logo creation.
• Project management in a deadline oriented studio with short time leads and multiple concurrent assignments.
• Business administration and account management for independent creative company.
• Website and database maintenance in a professional capacity as a small business owner.
September 2005 -

Paizo Publishing LLC

Associate Art Director

• Oversaw the design and production of a leading monthly game genre magazine.
• Assigned and guided interior illustration and cartography for a large team of contract artists.
• Produced monthly online magazine handout and .pdf map supplement.
• Creation of game oriented collateral for multiple in-house magazines.
February 2004 - August 2005

Decipher Inc.

Graphic Designer

• Handled design and pre-press assignments for prominent game publishing company whose licensed products included The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek customizable card games.
• Quality control prior to licensor approvals and off-site final press checks.
• Creation and editing of in-house and out-sourced illustration.
May 2000 - January 2004 Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Education

Old Dominion University

• Studio Arts Major with emphases in illustration and design.
• Left school to pursue a career in the game publishing industry.
August 1996 - May 2000 Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Awards

The ENnie Awards

ENnie Award Nomination: Best Cartography - Revenge of the Giants

201008

The ENnie Awards

ENnie Award Nomination: Best Cartography - Elder Evils

200808

The ENnie Awards

ENnie Award: Best Aid or Accessory - Dungeon Magazine

200508

The ENnie Awards

ENnie Award: Best Free Product - Dungeon Magazine Map & Handout Supplements

200508

The Origins Awards

Origins Award: Best Graphic Presentation of a Card Game - The Lord of the Rings CCG

200106

Skills

Art Direction, Collateral Design, Conceptual Art, Illustration, Packaging Design, Print Media Design,

Skills

Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Excel, Illustrator, Indesign, Painter, Photoshop, Quark Express, Word,