about Mike Ross

Mike Ross | Art | Photo by JennKL
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15 years Website Development – content for direct marketing to consumers,
 art direction and visual design.
15 years graphic production experience – web, print, interactive media, industrial, flash animation.
6 years direct contact with more than 15 clients in Fortune 500 companies.
12 years using process-driven collaborative skills to organize people, multiple projects and activities.
Art Director with excellent oral and written communication skills.


Conceptualized, created, executed and oversaw the production of more than 300 magazine and newspaper ads for major clients, as well as twenty ad campaigns for live theatrical productions.
Developed over 150 promotional web pages and 50 web sites.

work history

Graphic Designer and Art Director (’01-present)
Senior Graphic Designer for DVDExpress.com, Los Angeles (’99-01)
Art Director, The Buzz Co., Chicago (’98-99)
Art Director & Webmaster, The Second City, Inc., Chicago (’96-98)
Graphic Designer, Frank C. Nahser Advertising (’95-96)
Print Production Artist, Manor Press, (’94-95)

education | skills

B.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, WordPress.


Literature, film, theater, golf, cooking, Scrabble, crosswords, painting.