Mike Forbush


Where I've been making things


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


    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