Mitchell Coles

Freelance Graphic Designer & Print Ad Designer

Location:Cary, North Carolina, United States
Phone: 919.532.6243
2 Skills
Creative designer with experience in the graphic, print and or web design field.


North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC - Present
Bachelor of Art Education Certification (K-12) Concentration, Graphic Design

Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Certificate, Web Design and HTML Coding Basic HTML Coding, Dreamweaver and Image Ready

Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Associates Degree, Graphic Design


Platforms: MAC (OSX) and WINDOWS (PC)
Graphic Design / Web : CS4 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash), Dreamweaver, Adobe Captivate,
Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Lectora Publishing, QuarkXPress and Multi-Ad Creator

Administrative Software: Microsoft Word, Power Point, Outlook, Office, Visio and Excel


Pre Press Specialist - Office Max, ImPress Department, NC - 10/10 to Present
• Enhance quality of orders and customer service through digital services and support
• Handle daily product transactions
• Produce client projects such as binding, large format printing, lamination and high volume coping

Freelance Graphic Designer - 12/08 to Present
• Create National printed and web based automotive ads for Auto Sell Inc.
• Consult local businesses on various marketing projects
• Program web base graphics for email marketing

Creative Contract Designer - A10 Clinical Solutions, Inc., NC - 6/10 to 9/10
• Designed Marketing and PR materials for web and print
• Constructed tradeshow materials and organized shipment for events

Desktop Publisher - American Research Institute, NC - 10/07 to 9/08?
• Incorporated motion graphics for e-learning tutorials
• Produced print and web based manuals for eBay and KPMG
• Designed custom Power Point meeting slides for a National Pharmaceutical company
Graphic Design Instructor - Pittsburgh Technical Institute, PA - 5/02 to 7/03 then again 1/07 to 8/07?
• Taught Color Theory and Print Production
• Contributed to graphic design curriculum and Faculty Advisory Board
• Advised portfolio review sessions

Magazine Production Designer - Rental Guide of Pittsburgh, PA / Homes & Land, FL - 5/06 to 1/07
• Designed print and web-base rental magazines
• Created vendor advertisement promotions
• Organized file management systems for the print media

Classified Advertising Designer - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA - 6/98 to 5/06
• Produced full color ads for the daily newspaper
• Collaborated with sales reps and retail managers on final designs
• Organized 1000+ photographs in the archived system for the classified department

Television News Designer - WPXI Channel 11 News (NBC), PA - 3/95 to 2/98
• Formatted live and still graphics for the news broadcast
• Created full color promotional ads for the exclusive news magazine
• Keyed urgent information into the system for Live News broadcasting

Tabloid Retail Designer - Thrift Drug, Inc., PA / Kerr Drug, NC - 4/95 to 12/97
• Produced 102+ tabloids annually
• Designed marketing billboards in the southeast retail market
• Set-up photo shoot sessions
• Created marketing signs for retail stores in 10 states
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Print Ad Design