Michael Melton

Southwest Texas State University
1990-94, Fine Arts and Visual Communications

My graphic design background in the print and broadcast industries has been invaluable to my interactive design, and production development. Being a digital pre-press and process color expert has benefited my understanding of additive color space used on interactive video screens. I learned solid page design, flow, and style sheet pagination working as an art director in the book publishing world, and now I apply these skills to my HTML GUIs using CSS creating seamless interactive user experiences. My background in broadcast production and motion graphics jump started my skills as a flash animator, and I have since become an expert Action Script programmer. As the creative director at Maverick Advertising I gained the insight and ability to manage projects and teams, a skill set I draw from often while working with other designers and developers on various large scale projects. Together, all of these experiences have culminated in mobile and web app design and development where I have been focused for years now.

Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, InDesign, Final Cut, After Effects, Pro-Tools, Dreamweaver, Flash, Titanium, Git. Languages: JS, AS, PHP, HTML, CSS, Expressions, XML, JSON, EFL, JINJA
Platform: LAMP, OSX

2007 - 2017 Founder: Mediamuse.
Creating a mobile social media fundraising platform for organizations and their affiliates.Running universally on iOS while targeting Android and desktop.

2013 - 2017 Interactive Director: iProspect.
Design and production of interactive creative in support for digital campaigns with a major focus on single page web apps.

2011 - 2013 Owner: Emergent Creative.
Creating and maintaining customer relationships. Designed, managed and produced creative projects from concept through final product. Focusing on graphic design, motion graphics, and interactive application development for mobile and web.

2009 - 2010 Interactive Director: Rocket Red.
Responsible for management and direction of interactive creative and production in-house and out. Lead team from concept through execution of final product. Created micro-sites, e-commerce websites and flash interactive applications utilizing custom backend LAMP development as well as third-party API inclusions.

2007 - 2008 Interactive Director: Elevate Group.
Responsible for design and production of Flash and HTML projects from banner animations and websites, to backend dynamic development.

2004 - 2007 Owner: Emergent Creative.
Created and maintained customer relationships. Designed, managed and produced creative projects from concept through final product. Focused on brand ID, print, interactive, A/V and motion graphics.

1999 - 2003 Creative Director: Maverick Advertising.
Managed and directed art department. Acted as liaison with clients, account executives, production manager, and my team to create cohesive solutions and opportunities for clients. Responsible for overall concept, design, layout, and production of department print, interactive, A/V and motion graphics.

1998 Art Director: Murray Brown Creative Group.
Specialized in branding design and marketing collateral. Responsible for concept, design, layout, and production of various print, interactive, and broadcast.

1997 - 1998 Art Director: The Summit Publishing Group
Responsible for cover and page design and pagination of multiple book formats. Pre-flighted and prepared multiple page files for printerís output. Responsible for press checks: local, national, and international. Mediated between the staff, authors and printers to develop the highest quality product. Managed work flow on several books at a time, managed and backed up digital information

1995 - 1996 Digital Pre-Press Expert: Network Graphics.
Prepared, trapped and ripped digital graphic files for film output. Scanner operator specializing in expert process color adjustments. Photoshop expert at collaging and effects. Maintained high-end equipment including workstations, fileservers, and image setters. Technical advisor to clients. Responsible for client data back-up.

1994 Production Artist: Latham and Sons.
Responsible for design, layout, and good olí fashioned cut and paste using stat camera and waxer.

Available upon request.