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Michael Brown

Freelance Ad Designer & Logo Designer

Location:Sarasota, Florida, United States
Phone: 941-685-4718
2 Skills
What do you do with a slightly neurotic, highly creative, over-imaginative wacko?
You hire him.

I’ve never been called dull, boring or run-of-the-mill.

And when people call me weird, a few fries shor t of a Happy Meal, nuts, or just strange, I take it as a compliment.


In advertising and design we call that creative. On a really good day, we call it genius.

See for yourself. Check out my work at
You’ll see how I’ve solved problems and helped clients increase sales and grow their businesses.

I’d love to let my brain loose and do great work for you.

Michael Brown
5509 Boulder Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34233

Position Desired­
Communicator and creative strategist, charged with reaching a client’s goals through visual and auditory communication; Problem solver, mentor, learner.

Creative Director, Odato Marketing Group, Sarasota, Florida
9/05 to 8/11
My main responsibility is to Establish creative strategy and direction, concept, design, production for print, web, multimedia, TV and radio. I take projects from concept to completion and manage a staff of 8 creatives, including a web designers, production artists, copywriters videographers and producers. Clients: Carnegie Mellon University, Noble Juice, Tropicana, Dental Care Alliance, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, King Plastic Corporation, Sarasota?Memorial Hospital, Manatee County Rural?Health Care System

Art Director, Marketing By Design, Sarasota, Florida
9/04­ to 9/05
Responsible for artistic direction start to finish for clients’ complete marketing and advertising programs. As head of three-person art department, I create, concept and manage campaigns which include logos, branding, brochures, print advertising, packaging, web design, signage and other sales and promotional collateral. Clients: Boar’s Head Provisions, Life O2 Beverages, US Office Furniture Manufacturing, Lee Wetherington Homes, DuPont Florida Phosphate.

Art Director, Stephen A. Smith and Associates, Sarasota, Florida
8/02 to 9/04­
As art director for this full service agency, I designed, developed and executed creative campaigns including print and television advertising, collateral and web pages for business to business, consumer and healthcare clients. Clients: Albritton Fruit, The City of Sarasota, Sarasota Economic Development Corporation.

Experience prior to 2002

Art Director, KSC Public Relations
Sarasota, Florida
8/01 - 8/02

Art Director, Pape Communications
Watertown, Massachusetts

Assistant Art Director, Filene’s Department Stores
Boston, Massachusetts

Graphic Designer, Bose Corporation
Framingham, Massachusetts
9/95 - 8/96

Graphic Designer, Palley Advertising
Worcester, Massachusetts
7/93 - 9/95

Graphic Designer/Typesetter, Agence Publicitie St-Barth/St-Barth Magazine
St. Barthelemy, French West Indies
9/91 - 6/93

Core Skills and Knowledge
Conception and execution of successful print, digital, television and radio campaigns, Corporate
identity and branding design, Photo and video direction. Knowledge of print and pre-press processes,

Speak, read and write French.

Computer Expertise
Mac OSX, QuarkXpress 8, Adobe CS4, MicroSoft PowerPoint, basic knowledge of Adobe Flash

Associations and Awards
AIGA, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Graphic Artist’s Guild, Young Professionals Group of Sarasota, Gold and Silver Addys, Graphic Design USA Magazine, Florida Public Relations Association Grand All and Image Award

Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts. Honors Graduate, Degree of Bachelor of Science. Major concentrations in Mass Communication, specializing in Advertising and Fine Arts.
Minor concentrations in Broadcasting and Music.

Other Affiliations
United States Army National Guard. Highest Rank CW3, MOS 153B/153D. Enlistment, 6/90, Honorable Discharge 11/00. Recalled 10/01, Honorable Discharge 03/05.
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Logo Design