GRAPHIC DESIGN /  ART DIRECTION

A Sampling of My Work


LOGOS

& ICONS


OLDER WORK

Over the course of my 30 years as a creative professional I've completed work in ad agencies, design studios, marketing firms, public relations shops and in-house departments in corporations – either on staff or working freelance.

I also spent 12 years working in my
own shop helping my own clients develop their brand, capture their
target audience, promote their
business or their event.

In that time, I've created solutions in everything from print to video to  web – in consumer and business to business spaces.

I've donated my time working with non-profit 501c entities to help causes in everything from bringing food to those in severe need to giving comfort to those who have suffered the worse kind of loss to raising political awareness in the cause of freedom.

On these pages I've included some
of my most recent work and a few that go back years. That will allow those who view an idea of where I came from, where I am now and how I've grown.

 

 

 

Non-Profit Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACKAGING ETC.

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Education:

Los Angeles Trade Technical College,

Los Angeles, CA

Major: Commercial Art, Degree-AA

References:

Professional and personal references
available upon request.

Portfolio:

Available for immediate review.

volunteer and community work:

Docent, Adventures in Art Program for Elementary School Children

Awards:

  • Business Marketing Association Awards for Professional Excellence
  • Maggie Award Finalist / Trade Journal
  • Newsletter on Newsletter Gold Awards
  • Direct American Marketers Association ECHO Awards

Partial Client List:

  • Acme Couch Company
  • America West Airlines
  • Apple
  • Bank of America
  • Brock Communications
  • Cheryl Janis Designs
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Collectors Photography
  • Cynthia Michel PR
  • Denso
  • Home Savings
  • Karass
  • LA Tofu Festival
  • Lazar Industries
  • Lexus
  • MovinCool
  • Plochman's Mustard
  • Pure Strength L.A.
  • Renaissance Works
  • Sanders Industries
  • Teleflora
  • Toyota
  • United Airlines
  • Westin Hotels
  • Xplor International
  • Zyliss USA
  • and many more

 

Personal Strategy

My professional goal is to continue to broaden my skills and abilities as a creative individual and utilize my talent and experience to benefit my employer or client.

Areas of Responsibility in Advertising:

Responsible as an art director for creative stages of an assignment from concept through completion including layout, copy writing, rendering comprehensives, presentation, photo direction, print supervision, employee supervision. Experience working independently and in AD/Copywriter teams.

Responsible as a senior designer for creating dynamic graphic solutions that help target and focus a message that will engage and generate a response.

Working independently, I have also been responsible for managing client relations, cost estimation, billing, scheduling, choosing vendors, etc.

 

Areas of Experience:

  • conceptualization and creation of advertising campaigns in both the consumer and business-to-business spaces
  • development of direct mail / direct response campaigns
  • development of point-of-sale & collateral materials such as brochures, posters, banners, counter cards, end cap displays and packaging
  • logo / corporate identity design and brand development
  • design / creation of large trade show booth graphics/other materials
  • general corporate communications
  • video direction, filming, production and editing
  • design of t-shirt / apparel graphics – silk screened, direct digital, other
  • newsletter / magazine art direction – design, layout, and production
  • web content design / illustration, site production

 

Applicable Computer Skills:

Extensive knowledge and experience utilizing the Macintosh and PC for design, layout, illustration, editing and computer production.

Proficient user of programs such as Adobe’s Creative Cloud Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Muse, After Effects, Flash, Premiere), Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Keynote, Powerpoint, and many others.

Work Experience:

March 2006 to present
Senior Art Director / Senior Graphic Designer
DENSO, Inc.
Long Beach, CA

April 1994 to March 2006

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer
Freelance Senior Art Director

Self-employed
Torrance, CA

October 1993 to April 1994

Art Director / Graphic Designer
Direct American Marketers Inc.
Irvine, CA

January 1992 to October 1993

Art Director / Graphic Designer
Creative Direct Marketing Group
Torrance, CA

November 1990 to January 1992

Art Director / Designer
Teleflora Inc.
West Los Angeles, CA

May 1988 to November 1990

Assistant Art Director / Graphic Designer
MPI
(A subsidiary of United Airlines Corporation)
Long Beach, CA

November 1987 to February 1988
Junior Art Director / Graphic Designer
The Griffin Agency
South El Monte, CA

June 1985 to September 1987

Junior Art Director / Production Artist
Krupp/TaylorUSA
(a Foote Cone Belding Communications Company)
Marina del Rey, CA

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If you would like more information about what I can offer your business; if you're a colleague and we haven't spoken in forever; if you're an old friend and you've finally found a way to get in touch again – then please contact me.

You can use this form or email me at mt4design@outlook.com

Thanks!

CLIENT: Michael Taylor

 

PROJECT: Design and create fun and playful shirt designs for everything I feel compelled to speak out about.

I've been playing with t-shirt designs since I got out of college. Actually, my efforts at getting my art seen and making a profit at it began with a relationship with CrazyShirts back in the 1980s and its continued on. Working on projects like this provides a great outlet to be creative and take risks I might not take with clients or other corporate work.

In this area I plan on including some of the work I've done recently - some of which is for sale on my store front at Spreadshirt.com

The featured work here is a series I did after the recent attacks in Texas and France – which I saw as a direct assault on the liberty and freedom too often taken for granted in our First Amendment.  The series is called, "Art is Power".

T-shirt design, a creative outlet.