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Marcus Kiser

Freelance Book Designer & Digital Artist

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Location:Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Website: http://ksrstudios.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/mfkiser
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Marcus Kiser
Ksrstudios.com
Mfkiser2002@yahoo.com

Graphic Design and Illustration

Kiser’s work draws inspiration from a broad range of sources ranging from classical art to comic books and graffiti. He’s an artist and graphic designer who’s comfortable in an equally broad range of media, from studio art to books, clothes and magazine covers — all distinguished by his ability to distill ideas to a striking, almost iconic image that is often dense and multilayered, yet always accessible. - Creative Loafing, “best of “ issue

Experience
Studio c/catawba publishing, Charlotte, NC 2007-2011
Graphic designer /Illustrator

Trip magazine, Charlotte, NC 2006-2007
Graphic designer/Production assistant

Hi-rez graphix, Charlotte, NC 2002-2006
Graphic designer/Illustrator

Binders art center, Charlotte, NC 1999-2005
Night manager

Education
Associates degree, digital design, Art Institute of Charlotte
Fine arts transfer program Central Piedmont community college

Computer Knowledge
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Mac and PC platforms

Volunteer /Community Work
Pecha Kucha, 2010 graphic designer volunteer
Noda Film Festival, 2009 graphic designer
Mint Museum of art, 2009 after school art volunteer
Social Push llc 2008, graphic designer
Kidz Can Stay, 2006, graphic design and art instructor
Charlotte Music and Skateboard Festival 2006, graphic designer
Johnston YMCA, 2005, art instructor

Published/ Featured Works
Muralist, Verizon Wireless how sweet the sound tour, 2010
Pecha Kucha, poster featured in PK Global daily, 2010
Creative Loafing, Cover Illustrator, (various issues) 2009-2010
Creative Loafing, Interior Illustrator, Strange Issue 2010
Artist feature, Flyer Design Goodness blog, 2010
Artist feature, Beyond Design (next day flyer blog), 2010
Artist feature, Thrillist.com, 2010
Heavy Starch, art book, 2010
Homemade Time machine, childrens book, 2010
7th class Citizen, art book, 2009
After, comic book, 2007
Invisible Soldier, anthology, 2005

Lectures
2010 The Mint Museum Point 8 Forum, Charlotte NC
2009 Clinton College, Rock Hill SC
2009 Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC
2009 Appalachian State University, Boone NC
2008 Johnston C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC

Exhibitions
2010 Complex Magazine Artisan Series, International Visions Gallery, Washington DC
2010 Fashion For A Cause, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC
2010 Gentleman Jack’s Arts, Beats, and Lyrics Charlotte, NC/Atlanta, GA.
2010 Post Graffiti Exhibit, Columbia Museum Of Art, Columbia SC
2009 The Humanity of Homelessness Elizabeth Patrick Dunlap Gallery, Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC
2009 Destroying the Black Box Dalton Gallery, Clinton Jr. College, Rock Hill, SC
2009 The Human Element Rosenthal Gallery Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville NC
2009 They Say You Can’t Please Everybody Turchin Center for Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone NC
2008 Uncontrollable Substance Niche Market, Charlotte NC
2008 Counter Culture The Art House, Charlotte, NC
2007 80’s Kids Glover Studios the Art House, Charlotte, NC
2007 Start the Propaganda Kevin Starr Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2006 Art of War Glover Studios The Art House, Charlotte, NC
2006 Knowledge of Self The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
2006 One Night Stand SK Net Café’, Charlotte, NC
2006 American Beauty Glover Studios the Art House, Charlotte, NC
2005 Reflection Eternal Pura Vida Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2005 The Art of Hip Hop The Green Rice Gallery, Charlotte, NC
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Book Design
Digital Art