MICHAEL A. CHERRY SR.
Highly creative and multitalented Creative Director with extensive experience in multimedia,
marketing and print design. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team
player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. Highly skilled in client and
Passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns;
accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within
budget requirements. Creative experience in the following:
PRINT PHOTOGRAPHY WEB & MULTIMEDIA
Brochures & Newsletters
Logos & Business Cards
Posters & Post Cards
Black & White Photography
Web Site Design
Savannah State University
Successfully manage and coordinate graphic design projects from concept through completion.
Collaborate with clients to create vision, conceive designs, and consistently meet deadlines and
requirements. Effectively build, motivate, and direct design and production teams. Coordinate
freelance designers, consultants and vendors to meet all project requirements. Create and
conduct highly persuasive sales and marketing presentations. Expertly convert features to
benefits to achieve client objectives. Manage all operational, strategic, financial, quote/bid,
staffing, and administrative functions. Install and implement all computer software/hardware needs.
Successfully managed project budgets worth up to $350,000.
Provided layout and design for multiple projects under
extremely tight deadlines.
Established trusting relationships with designers, vendors, and key clients.
Piedmont Television, Savannah, Georgia, 2004-2005
Lead Production Manager
Successfully translated subject matter into concrete design for newsletters, promotional
materials and sales collateral. Created design theme and graphics for marketing and sales
presentations, training videos and corporate Web sites. Supervised a smal l crew of 6
product ion assistants to produce 3 l ive news shows dai ly. Instal led and replaced
l ights and cables whenever needed. Managed computer sof tware for
news produc t ion.
Savannah, Georgia, 2005-Present
Media Lab Technician-Content Manager
MICHAEL A. CHERRY SR.
Earned national recognition for PBS Eyes on the Prize documentary.
Coordinated production for commercial advertising spots.
Airtran Airways, Savannah, Georgia, 2003-2004
Customer Service Manager Level VII Security
Managed a team of 15 sales reps in a call center environment. Frequently spoke with customers
to ensure satisfaction and flight itenerary information. Maintained high level of security as it
pertained to handling of customer financial data and security information. Established working
relationships with local area vendors for business partnerships and corporate travel.
Consistently recognized for fresh and innovative ideas and applications.
Averaged a monthly team income of $100,000 of generated revenue. Individual sales
revenue averaged a little over $20,000.
Conducted monthly training sessions to ensure team was up to par on Aviation standards.
Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Multimedia Concentration, 2007
Savannah State University, Savannah, Georgia
Platforms: Mac OS 10, Windows 7/Vista/XP/Me/2000
Applications: Adobe Photoshop, PageMaker, and Illustrator; Macromedia Flash,
Fireworks, and Dreamweaver; QuarkXPress; Premiere, Final Cut, ProTools; MS
FrontPage, Project, and Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint,
Outlook). Avid Liquid, SpeedEdit, Virtual Set Editor, LiveText, Blackboard, Social Media
Master of Fine Arts in Media Design, December 2012
Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida