In 16 years my work has been featured in stores, at concerts and online all over the world. In 2018 I still continue to grow my portfolio and expand my design creativity to the highest level everyday as well as keep current on the latest design trends.
Detroit, MI, USA
Jan 2003 – Present
Nineteen Eighty Seven Design
Freelance Graphic and Web Designer
Freelance Graphic and Web Design. Nineteen Eighty Seven Design is the freelance work of James Myers. This includes Web Design working with WordPress, CSS3 and HTML 5. Brand Identity Development. Art Direction and Graphic Design including Print Design, Brochures, Business Cards, Posters, CD Packaging and more. Creative Direction for Artists and Musicians with Album Releases, Clothing Design, Press Kits, Stage Backdrops, Drum Head Design, Mixtape Releases, Posters, Flyers, Web Presence including Websites and Social Media. Project Management and Working with clients and to complete goals and tasks.
Warren, MI, USA
Mar 2016 – Present
Quantum Digital Group
Graphic Designer from product mock ups, product sample kits & displays, print, large format printing, banners & signs, setting up marketing materials for brochures, flyers & business cards. Social media posts & website pieces for internal brands as well as external brands. Mood boards, instructional pieces & infographics. Created simple product & instructional videos, created Shopify websites, designed & coded monthly email templates. Brand websites without a CMS designed & coded to fully functional WordPress websites with custom features based on each brands needs. UI/UX design for the internal company system & brand websites. Design of the internal offices to match our brand. All marketing materials. For all of our brands including Mossy Oak Graphics, Tectonics and Superlift Suspension. Tasked to design MSU basketball(Breslin) arena including the banners & walls inside, for one of our brand’s clients.
Farmington, MI, USA
Aug 2015 – Feb 2016
Designer / Web Designer
Creating WordPress themes from design to WordPress. WordPress from the ground up creating themes and making them editable for the client. Designing User Interfaces for mobile applications and responsive websites. All graphic work including print, logos, branding, stationary. Designing and creating HTML for email templates and advertisements. Coding graphic files to basic html5/css3.
Troy, MI, USA
Aug 2012 – Sep 2014
Revize Software Systems
Web Designer and Project Manager
Graphic and Front-end Web Development for Custom Government Content Management Software (CMS). Creating PSD to HTML with CSS3 and jQuery. Creating vector logo's and vector objects. Working with clients to complete projects on a day to day basis. Full Project Management. Client Interaction and problem solving. Browser testing for IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Responsive Web Design for Tablets and Mobile.
Strong Client interaction and meeting discussions, Webex, Slack, gotomeetings and google drive functionality. Familiar With Git and Project Management Tools such as Teamwork and Basecamp. Strong understanding of client needs and focus. Understanding of Wireframes and PSD as well as UI/UX. Strong research of the overall goal and brand based on competitors and similar products.
Extremely strong focus on Branding and Identity and for the most cutting edge design techniques including very high end modern design. Strong focus on perfect execution in design and development.
Agency Experience for 7 years. Freelance Experience of 16 years. Over 70 personal clients managed and over 200 agency clients including larger corporate companies.