Tampa, Florida          mklimekdesign@gmail.com          570.550.5799

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Hello there!

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I'm an award-winning, passionate Graphic Designer specializing in Print and Digital Content, User Experience & Brand Development. Always looking towards the future and ready to take on the next challenge, I consider myself an integral member of each creative team I have the pleasure of working with. As I help evolve brand identities and support all marketing initiatives, I also cultivate team member relationships with positivity and work towards environments where people feel appreciated as soon as they walk in the door. 

Outside of work, I love to travel, immerse myself in video games, wood carve trinkets, binge watch series like House of Cards and Seinfeld, strike up random conversations with strangers and laugh with the one that means the most to me.

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Brands I've Worked With

Where I've Been

PRODUCTION ARTIST

October 2011 - July 2013

  • Designed seasonal product and thrived in a team based environment under various art directors.

  • Primarily utilized Adobe Creative Suite 6.

  • Assisted managers, using Maxon Cinema 4D, in creating 3D mockups and printouts of digital proofs for early samples and client presentations.

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER

August 2013 - January 2016

  • Produced content to promote experiences for one of the foremost gaming companies on various mediums and platforms, including direct mail and email for a 500,000+ database, digital displays, electronic billboards, interactive kiosks, newsletters, and social media for a property with 4M annual visitation. 

  • Assisted in planning and executing major events on property including celebrity events, VIP events, High-Stakes Gaming Tournaments, community events, and CBS’ Survivor casting calls.

  • Designed 3D architectural renderings for high limit gaming expansion and tenant spaces to maximize area potential.

MID-LEVEL GRAPHIC DESIGNER

February 2016 - Present

  • Effectively design international direct mail pieces, campaigns and advertisements for The Moorings, Sunsail and Footloose Brands.

  • Develop email and web graphics/templates to improve overall user experience.

  • Produce engaging content on social media.

  • Provide monthly artwork to various publications, including Cruising World and SAIL Magazine.

  • Manage change and ambiguity when developing artwork for clients within the U.S, European, Australian and Far East markets.

  • Create complete and exemplary pieces under strict deadlines.

What People Have Said

"Michael's talent and approach has made him an invaluable team member who assisted us with establishing productive working relationships with our external marketing agencies and corporate entity."


-Kara Fox-LaRose-

President and General Manager, ilani

"Michael is a big picture designer. He has the ability to make a concept quickly turn into a multifaceted production. He is creative, communicates well and excels in photo manipulation, 3D environments, and editorial layout."


-Sara Moore-

Director of Professional Learning UX , PLS 3rd Learning

"Michael contracted with us under an extremely challenging deadline. I was skeptical that any single person could meet our needs (creating and updating many files for one of our most important partners). He was responsive and professional, ramping up quickly and delivering ahead of schedule."


-Chris Juhasz-

Sr. VP for Prof. Growth at PLS 3rd Learning

"Mike has an amazing skill-set. Not only is he a very creative multimedia designer, but he's the kind of guy who goes out of his way to "invent" new value."

 

-Glenn Lawless-

Director of Guest Relations, Mohegan Sun

"His ability to complete many projects simultaneously, from print to digital, and every type of collateral in-between has been very impressive. He can switch gears seamlessly between languages, brands, and types of files, and never fails to impress with his design skills"

 

-Lisa Shanahan-

Project Manager, 22 Squared

"Michael was liked and respected by the people he worked with and had an ability to bring out the best in those who worked for him. A rare combination of technical skills, artistic talent and personality."


-Loran Lewis-

Assistant Editor, The Willits News