Paul Shortt

Visual Designer and Illustrator

Sterling Heights, MI, USA

Work Experience

Exploding Kittens

Illustrator | Graphic Artist

I have the pleasure of working with Elan Lee, The Oatmeal and team to create and maintain assets for new and existing games.

Assets include Digital and Print for licensed products.
July 2016 - Present California, United States

UnitedHealth Group

Visual Designer | UI/UX

Working with a collaborative team to design digital solutions within the healthcare industry. Focusing on user-centered processes as a primary strategy for executing design solutions. Innovating to build value and benefits for the entire health care system.
July 2014 - August 2016 Michigan, United States

Designer Shorts


At Designer Shorts I help clients problem solve through design. I concentrate primarily on illustrative arts used within digital and print mediums.
August 2013 - Present Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States

Heritage Church

Volunteer - Graphic Design, Web Design

I volunteer on the Church's creative team to help come up with ideas for weekly services and events. I help bring them to life via web and print designs.
April 2013 - Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States

Oakland County

Graphic Artist Intern

Working within the Economic Development & Community Affairs Department to
create graphics and illustrative designs for multiple programs including
Emerging Sectors®; Prosper; MI Great Artist; Arts, Culture and Film; etc.
Media types involve both print and web.
April 2013 - August 2013 Waterford, Michigan, United States

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.

Information Systems Administrator / Web and Print Design

Manager of the Firm's IT Department.

In reference to media, the job description includes web maintenance and graphic design for web and print.
September 2000 - January 2013 Troy, Michigan, United States

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy

Volunteer - Graphic Design

Sat on the committee for the "Shimmer on the River" fund raising event for the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. Commissioned to create a flash e-vite based on print media from Harrington Communications.
June 2010 - September 2010 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Detroit Institute Of Art

Volunteer - Graphic Design

Commissioned to create a flash e-vite based on print media from pulse220.
October 2009 - November 2009 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Ten Ton Hammer

Content Editor

Responsible for creating and updating content related to massively multiplayer online games. Included HTML coding for editorial page layout. Wrote multiple op-eds, interview content and questions, game guides, instructions, and news stories. Collaborated with other TTH writers to develop artwork for articles and web comics.
October 2005 - June 2006


Baker College

Working toward a Bachelor degree in Digital Media Design
September 2010 - Present Auburn, Hills, Michigan


Graphic Design USA

American Graphic Design Award



CSS, HTML, Illustration, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Advertising, Branding, Digital Media, Digital Painting, Editorial Design, Graphic Design, Image Editing, Microsoft Office, Page Layout, Photo Manipulation, Typography, User Experience, User Interface,