Work Experience

LiveText, Inc. • October '13 - Present

Senior graphic designer in charge of all company marketing materials. Projects managed include corporate websites, microsites, and collateral design. Management of corportate website. Copy writing, design, and management of support staff as needed. Extra projects include management of annual summer conference (building microsite, collateral, promotional items, and on-site organization.

TradeInVelocity • October '12 - October '13

Senior lead designer in charge of all company marketing materials. Projects managed include corporate website, cloud-based application, and collateral design. Management of corportate website. Copy writing, design, and management of support staff as needed. Extra projects included editing and developing video materials, and maintaining presence on multiple social media sites on a daily basis.

Freelance • May '10 - Present

Freelance designer for various companies around the Chicagoland area. Projects include full website reskinning, full website design, tee-shirt design, quarterly report design and layout, as well as smaller online and offline projects.

Mbira Technologies • March '07 - May '10

Duties include designing of all online materials including overall site design (and new site reskins for 2009 and 2010), e-mail newsletters, newsletter content, banner advertisements, site advertisements, as well as downloadable vendor media kits. Lead design as well of printed catalogs for company owned brands (online e-retailers of musical instruments, as well as a news blog for affiliated products). Management of freelance designers during catalog production season. Lead designer for brand identity on catalogs and printed material. Management of adserver technologies, creation of reports, monitored user click-through rates.

Aquent • September '06 - March '07

Duties include designing projects for various clients around the city on a contract to contract basis. Work included designing of interactive pdf forms, booklets, logos, and multi-page programs.

Dream Street Graphics • June '05 - September - '06

Duties included lead designing on both company and client marketing pieces. Art direction for print collateral, advertisements, as well as promotional products. Marketing direction provided for clients needing total branding packages. Design work included everything from logo creation, company naming/branding, as well as supporting materials (in advertisements, promotional items, vehicle graphics, etc). Minor responsibilities include sales staff management and computer hardware support.

Chicago Dental Supply • January '05 - June '05

Duties included art direction and design of a new company logo and branding elements. Designed pieces such as catalogs, magazine advertisements, and web applications. Other duties included product photography (for catalog/website) and database management.

dgs Marketing Engineers • May '04 - January '05

Duties included designing client marketing materials including direct mail, web based advertisements, magazine advertisements, as well as trade show materials. Also managed 4 client websites, including updating, troubleshooting, as well as managing campaign web designs as well. Minor tasks included software and office hardware management.

Rock-Away Graphics • February '03 - May '05

Duties included designing logos, printed materials, as well as flash based animations. Minor duties included recording of narration for flash materials. This position was under freelance contract.


Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
B.F.A. in General Fine Arts with a minor in Creative Writing,


Design Programs - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat (all at CS5 level), Fireworks, Flash, Dreamweaver, Manga Studio 4, and Quark Xpress

Misc. Programs / Proficiency - HTML, CSS, Microsoft Office, Mac OSX, Windows 7

General - Copywriting, Proofreading, Editing, Digital Photography/Manipulation, Management of Freelance or support staff

Personal • February '09 - Present

Duties include writing site articles; Topics include self directed op-ed pieces as well as editorially directed pieces. Design / Illustration production assistance for lettering/layout as well as a color work for online and printed materials (comic books and graphic novels).

Unshaven Comics • August 2006 - Present

Unshaven Comics is a comic book studio owned and operated by Marc Alan Fishman, Matt Wright, and Kyle Gnepper. The studio produced 2008's The March: Crossing Bridges in America, published by Mendoza Publishing Group. In 2010, the company began publishing it's own original comic book book series, Disposable Razors. Within the company, Marc Alan Fishman is a lead writer, colorist, cover artist and letterer.

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