DAVID BIRKAM

Graphic and Web Designer for Frostburn Studios, subsidiary of Garena Online and Sea Group . Over four years of experience in design and development of international marketing campaigns. Overseeing design and implementation of numerous marketing campaigns on compressed timelines. Constantly working to improve and protect the international Heroes of Newerth IP. Working with non profits and start ups in Michigan and beyond to produce memorable marks and design.

Well versed in web design and development, logo, brand development, and page layout. Highly successful working with dedicated teams of creative individuals.

SKILLSET

Design & Illustration

Core software competencies : Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign.
Printmaking : Relief, Screenprinting, Intaglio, Lithography.

Web Design

Front end design from layout to code.
Core competencies : html, CSS, jquery.

Photography

Digital & analog processes. Samples
Essays on photography

Art History

Studied design & fine art history.
Passionately engaged in self education.

EXPERIENCE

Frostburn Studios, Inc.

Graphic & Web Designer, Digital Marketer | May 2014 – Present | Kalamazoo, Michigan

frostburnstudios.com

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Photography & Design Instructor | May 2016 – Present | Kalamazoo, Michigan

kiarts.org

S2 Games

Graphic Designer | September 2013 – April 2014 | Kalamazoo, Michigan

s2games.com

The Central Review

Art Director & Designer | May 2012 - May 2013 | Mount Pleasant, Michigan

thecentralreview.com

Creative Printing

Customer Service | August 2011 - April 2012 | Mount Pleasant, Michigan

EDUCATION

Central Michigan University

Bachelor of Fine Arts : Graphic Design, Minor: Art History | Graduated Summa Cum Laude: 2013
Mount Pleasant, Michigan

cmich.edu

Mid Michigan Community College

Associate of Science (Art & Design) | Graduated: 2010
Mount Pleasant, Michigan

midmich.edu

TESTIMONIAL:

"David has one of the strongest creative minds I have had the privilege of working with. He is a strong listener which usually makes his first round of work exceed expectations and requires little re-work with faster delivery. I find his design to be impactful and very much aligned with some of the best creative marketing pushing the industry today. Not to mention, skill set aside, David is intelligent, kind, and funny."

Emily Wolfram | Digital Strategist at EMRAE Marketing