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Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer

Philadelphia, PA

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.
Work History
  • November 2012 - Present

    Motion Designer (Freelance)

    MiND Media Independence

    Illustrated and animated a five minute video on financial literacy and responsibility.
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  • October 2012 - December 2012

    Illustrator (Freelance)

    CollegeHumor.com

    Recreated a high resolution raster image in vector software for large scale printing and interactive Javascript web image.
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  • July 2010 - August 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.
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  • September 2011 - February 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)
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  • September 2008 - May 2011

    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.
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Education
  • BA in Integrative Arts

    Pennsylvania State University

    2006 - 2011
  • BS in Business Management

    Pennsylvania State University

    2006 - 2011
  • Hochschule Pforzheim University

    2009 - 2009