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Sam Atherton

Graphic Designer

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
I strive to create modern and clean cut designs in a manner that blends traditional Swiss design with a hint of the modern trends of today. I focus on typographic layout and strong color compositions.
Experience
Venice, CA, USA
Jan 2014Present
UX/UI Design intern
I'm a UX/UI design intern for Push Offices, but also work in other areas of design including: branding, research, and web design.
Allendale, MI, USA
Oct 2011
Designer
I mainly design posters and promotional goods for Grand Valley's Campus Dining Marketing.
Allendale, MI, USA
Aug 2012
Lanthorn Newspaper Ad Designer
I'm the advertising designer for Grand Valley's newspaper, The Lanthorn. I design ads for local companies that wish to advertise with the Lanthorn. I also work on various in-house projects, like designing for the mobile app and large-format posters
Lansing, MI, USA
Apr 2011Aug 2011
Graphic Design Intern
I worked this summer at the Lansing State Journal creating spec ads for companies interested in placing ads in the newspaper
Lansing, MI, USA
Jun 2010
Owner/ Designer
After a number of failed attempts in high school with clothing companies, my freshman year of college I began a solo clothing company project entitled The Machine, I released one shirt in 2010 to disappointing results. After cutting my losses I re-branded in 2011, headed into another direction with the art style, and ended up selling out of shirts in 3 weeks with nothing but word of mouth advertising.
Education
Allendale, MI, USA
Aug 2009Present
BFA Graphic Design
I am part of the prestigious graphic design major at Grand Valley, considered one of the best public design schools in Michigan.
London, United Kingdom
Jul 2013Aug 2013
Kingston University
Study Abroad Art History
Studied Art History abroad at Kingston University in London. Trip highlight: coming within half a foot from the Rosetta Stone.
Languages
 
English (Native)
Skills
 
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Computer Troubleshooting, Copywriting, Page Layout, Photography, Public Speaking, Typography
Awards