Mike Forbush

Résumé

Where I've been making things

Objective

To generate creative, thoughtful, and effective design utilizing my broad range of technical skills and professional experience. 


Experience

Xevo, Inc., Bellevue, WA

  • Development and design of print and digital branding assets
  • Establishing branding guidelines and corporate identity
  • Design of advertising and marketing collateral
  • Provide visual identity support to executive management team 

Senior Graphic Designer

April 2017 – Present


Lead Designer,
425 Business magazine

June 2014 – April 2017

Premier Media Group, Tacoma, WA

  • Responsible for conceptualizing and executing design of monthly magazine covers and editorial articles
  • Producing illustrations to accompany editorial features and departments
  • Style development for magazine and marketing materials surrounding initial launch
  • Art direction of design and photography for special projects
  • Creation, design, and ongoing maintenance of 425Business.com website

    Scout & Pine, Tacoma, WA

    • Graphic design of all branding, advertising, and marketing collateral
    • Design and crafting of leather goods and accessories
    • Management of social media, customer service, wholesaling, distribution, and supply purchasing

    Owner, Designer

    April 2016 – Present


    Ad Vision Marketing Solutions, Livonia, MI

    • Responsible for the creation of logo and apparel designs for organizations of all sizes
    • Management of clients from initial meeting though generating invoices for payment
    • Handling of all pre-press processes for in-house screen printing and vinyl cutting
    • Design and management of website, customer service, shipping, and product inventory
    • Diagnosis and repair of all computer and networking issues

    Graphic Designer

    Sept. 2010 – May 2014


    Graphic Artist & Webmaster

    Sept. 2007 – July 2009

    Ruth Olson Photography, Westland, MI

    • Photo editing and retouching of portraits of all types
    • Design, maintenance, and regular upkeep of company website
    • Screening, inverviewing, and hiring of new employees
    • Computer hardware, software, and networking administration

    Education

    Livonia, MI
    • BA in graphic design with high honors
    • Ernest I. Nolan Award for Excellence in the Humanities

    Madonna University

    May 2011 – Dec. 2013


    Livonia, MI
    Associate degree in general studies

    Schoolcraft College

      Sept 2007 – May 2011


      College for
      Creative Studies

      Sept. 2006 – May 2007

      Detroit, MI
      Study of Graphic Design & Fine Art


      Technical Skills

      • Adobe Dreamweaver
      • Adobe Acrobat Pro
      • Microsoft Office
      • Adobe Illustrator
      • Adobe InDesign
      • Adobe Photoshop
      • HTML/CSS
      • Wordpress
      • Webflow