Michael Palmer
 
 
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My name is Michael Palmer. I am a designer from Philadelphia.

My work spans a number of media from print to web to motion graphics. I have worked as a designer for Penn State's e-Learning Institute, and I've been involved with freelance projects for a number of organizations including CollegeHumor.com and MiND TV.
Experience
Motion Designer (Freelance)
@MiND Media Independence
Illustrated and animated a five minute video on financial literacy and responsibility.
Dates
November 2012 - Present
Illustrator (Freelance)
@CollegeHumor.com
Recreated a high resolution raster image in vector software for large scale printing and interactive Javascript web image.
Dates
October 2012 - December 2012
Graphic Designer
@Penn State E-Learning Institute
The e-Learning Institute is dedicated to the daily activities of the College’s technology-based learning initiatives. This includes nearly 40 online and hybrid courses that serve over 12,000 enrollments a year.

My position, as a Graphic Designer, was to work with the Multimedia Specialists and Instructional Designers to create and manage content for online courses. This includes web layout design, interactive media design, motion graphics, and print design for informational material.
Location
State College, PA
Dates
July 2010 - August 2012
Print Designer/ Consultant (Freelance)
@Chin Seeking Refuge
Designed layout and style for 135 page report on the social issues facing former Burmese refugees in eastern India.
Illustrated maps to complement the overall visual language.
Provided support in setting up a design consistent website.

(www.chinseekingrefuge.com)
Dates
September 2011 - February 2012
President/ PR Chair
@SOMA (Students Organizing the Multiple Arts)
Managed efforts to plan and organize over 30 events attracting crowds ranging from 50 to over 1100 people.
Designed organization identity including logo and online media presence.
Organized and implemented marketing strategies including flyer/banner design, web promotion, and street teams.
Dates
September 2008 - May 2011
Education
BA in Integrative Arts
@Pennsylvania State University
Focus in Graphic Design
Location
University Park, PA
Dates
August 2006 - May 2011
BS in Business Management
@Pennsylvania State University
Location
University Park, PA
Dates
August 2006 - May 2011
Hochschule Pforzheim University
Study Abroad Program (Germany)
Dates
June 2009 - July 2009