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Michael Lewis

Freelance Digital Artist, Drawer, & More

59756
Location:Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
Website: http://www.justyoucustomdesigns.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/michaellewis
623
Kudos
4.9
8 Skills
$35
Rate/Hr
MICHAEL A. LEWIS

OBJECTIVE
To build my name as a traditional and graphic artist, both locally and nationally.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

I have excellent computer skills and can work very well with the following software programs: 14 years’ experience in Photoshop and Illustrator; proficient in Corel Painter, After Effects, Microsoft Word, Works, and PowerPoint.

I minored in Digital Media at UCF and have taken the following classes: Intro to Digital Media, Creative Digital Media Problem Solving, Digital Imaging Fundamentals

In August of 2009, I was part of a class that was asked by the City of Orlando, FL to create designs for 6 of their electrical boxes stationed throughout the City. Eventually, as funds become available, they will put designs on all boxes.

WORK OF EXPERIENCE
Currently a freelance artist doing both traditional and digital art work (Posters, Logo Design, T-Shirt Design, Trailer vinyl, Vinyl stickers). I am an Owner (Just You Custom Designs)and Co-owner (Vandal Athletic Gear) of a custom T-shirt /Graphic Design business and a athletic apparel business. I serve as the artist for both companies.
Freelance Artist 2007- Present
• 16 years of experience in using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects…)
• 12 years of experience in using Corel Painter series (2010-2018).
• Extensive work creating logos.
• Knowledge of how to make and apply vinyl stickers for car/trailers and Signs.
• Created dozens of flyers and posters. For a variety of businesses. Clothing companies, Limo services, Restaurants…etc.
• Logo and Icon creation for a diverse range of media outlets.
• Can work with clients/customers in friendly, yet efficient and timely manner to produce the products that they wish to be created.

Treasure Coast Technologies Group, Port St. Lucie, Florida 2008-2012
Graphic Artist
• Created logos for businesses
• Created flyers and posters for marketing materials
• Created web/animation friendly icons for websites
• Stayed current on industry trends
• Made product mock ups
• File management and file conversion
• Product management
• Managed multiple projects in a deadline driven environment
• Designed imagery for apparel

Art Mundo, Fort Pierce, Florida 2011-2012
Drawing Instructor
• Developed and implemented age appropriate curriculum from beginners to advance level courses.
• Provided training to improve visual and compositional abilities.
• Instructed students on how to develop designs to increase their artistic skills.
• Observed, evaluated and provided the students with feedback as how to better develop their artistic abilities.
• Assisted students with learning how to express the purpose of their artwork both in writing and through oration.

St. Lucie County School Board, Fort Pierce, Florida 2012-Present
Elementary Teacher (K-8)
• Develop and execute lesson plans in an engaging manner to stimulate the interest and participation of the students.
• Provide guidance and feedback to parents/guardians regarding students’ academic progression/regression and make appropriate referrals.
• Guide parents and students regarding academic or behavioral programs that help their child achieve specific learning goals.
• Gather and collect ongoing data used to document and monitor student’s progression/regression as defined with their educational plans and goals.
• Conduct research in various subjects and, identify strategies for applying best practices for identifiable problems.
• Work in cooperative groups with peers, to produce refined teaching practices.
• Provide and receive constructive criticism on teaching and classroom management.
• Use various office equipment printer/ copier/ fax.
• Construct power points for meetings.
• Created and edited the 2015-2016 yearbook.

Somerset College Preparatory, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 2018-Present
Art Teacher, Digital Art, Art History (K-12)
• Develop and execute lesson plans in an engaging manner to stimulate the interest and participation of the students.
• Provide guidance and feedback to parents/guardians regarding students’ academic progression/regression and make appropriate referrals.
• Guide parents and students regarding academic or behavioral programs that help their child achieve specific learning goals.
• Gather and collect ongoing data used to document and monitor student’s progression/regression as defined with their educational plans and goals.
• Conduct research in various subjects and, identify strategies for applying best practices for identifiable problems.
• Work in cooperative groups with peers, to produce refined teaching practices.
• Provide and receive constructive criticism on teaching and classroom management.
• Use various office equipment printer/ copier/ fax.
• Construct power points for meetings.
• Coached the boys basketball team.
• Taught Digital art using photoshop.
• Teach Art history.

DEGREES/ CERTIFICATIONS

Bachelor in Fine Arts – Concentration in Drawing and Illustration
Minor in digital media.
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 2008-2011

AA Degree (focus in art and digital media)
Indian River State College, Fort Pierce, Florida 2006-2008

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION
Indian River State College, Fort Pierce, Florida 2015-2020

Art EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION k-12
Indian River State College, Fort Pierce, Florida 2019-present

Adobe Photoshop Cert 2020-present

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

I am an avid gamer, reader, and basketball player. I also enjoy watching movies, fishing and bowling. I was fortunate to travel to Italy during my sophomore year of College (what an experience!).

REFERENCES
Vanessa Turner, Team leader and 3rd grade elementary teacher, Lakewood Park Elementary
(772)480-6648
Roderick Waller, 772-201-2850, Master Professor, Indian River State College; previous owner, Treasure Coast
Technologies Group
Frank Watkins, Vice President of Student Affairs, Indian River State College
(772)462-7475