Mike Gardner

Freelance Digital Artist & Logo Designer

Location:Norwood, Massachusetts, United States
2 Skills
PROFILE: A Professional Graphic Artist with a wealth of experience. My career focus has been creating digital art for a variety of industries. Drawing and concept creation are my passion. My desire is to apply my skills and passion to create powerful and engaging
artwork for your organization.

EXPERIENCE: Years of providing top quality Illustration, Storyboards
and Visual Identity to clients in the Advertising, Publishing, Sports Marketing
and Gaming Industries

ADVERTISING: Developed artwork from concept to completion for storyboards, sales materials, POP displays, packaging, catalogs and brochures. Clients include: American Express, Anhueser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Dunkin’Donuts, Hasbro, Labatt and Molson.

PUBLISHING: Created artwork for visual dictionaries, cover art, posters, limited edition prints, magazine, yearbook, program covers and sports cards. Clients include: Boston Red Sox, Dallas Stars, Florida Marlins, Hockey East, Legends Magazine, NFL Properties, Time Warner Publishing, Oxford University Press and Sports Illustrated for Kids.

SPORTS MARKETING: Used illustration and visual identity development to re-brand several minor hockey organizations. Artwork used for upgraded logos, environmental graphics as well as print and web media to increase market awareness. Clients include: Global Hockey, Lovell Hockey, Northeast Elite Hockey, RB Hockey and the Walpole Express Junior Hockey Club.

GAMING: Created characters, backgrounds, scenes and other game assets for Game of
Thrones Ascent the upcoming social media game based on the series by George
R. R. Martin and HBO.

INTANGIBLES: Exceptional communication skills developed with years of experience
working with art directors, art buyers, editors and account executives. Strong sense of accountability and commitment to meet deadlines. Enjoys working independently or within a team. Always looking for creative solutions and new ways to expand skill set. Open to new ideas and concepts. Ability to match and render a variety of styles.

TECHNICAL: Macintosh OSX, Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, Wacom Intuos, Fender
Stratocaster, Marshall Amps.

EDUCATION: BFA University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Skills (2) Rating
Digital Art
Logo Design