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Melisa Morgan
Detroit, MI
(810) 814-9265
mlsamrgn@gmail.com
Education
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL | 2012
BFA, Graphic Design, Cum Laude

 
Design Clients and Collaborators
Salt and Cedar
Detroit, MI | 2017
Assisted with bookbinding workshop, book repair
Detroit Farm and Garden
Detroit, MI | 2016 - 2017
Designed marketing materials for in-store workshops and events including flyers, posters, and web graphics
 
UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Gallery 400, University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL | Feb. 2015 - Mar. 2015
Created an exhibition identity including posters, postcards, window graphics, and wall labels, Sourced and managed offset print production, Adhered to University branding guidelines

 
Unusual Operation Operation
Flint, MI | May 2014 - Aug. 2014
Designed and screen printed promotional materials for three exhibitions, Co-curated and installed an exhibit titled Cool Fires

 
Extinct Entities Festival
Links Hall
Chicago, IL | Jan. 2014 - May 2014
Designed and screen printed two editions of 50 posters, Organized photos, documentation, and supporting essays into a comprehensive 64-page catalog, Assessed budget and made materials purchases, Published an edition of 100 hand-bound screen printed catalogs

 
The Hokin Project
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL | June 2012 - Dec. 2012
Translated contemporary art exhibit concepts into visual identities including web and print promotional materials and environmental graphics, Managed production, Met strict deadlines, budget requirements, and branding needs, Assisted with gallery preparation and installation of artwork

 
Back To Print Publishing
Chicago, IL | July 2012 - Mar 2013
Designed two book covers, Screen printed book covers for three publications, Assisted with the hand bookbinding process
Experience
Lead Graphic Designer,
Economy Print And Graphics
Flint, MI | Aug. 2013 - Sept. 2014
Provided design solutions for various printed products, Developed 10+ projects daily, Led each client through the proofing and production process, Calculated quotes and handled billing, Managed and assisted a small production team to ensure customer satisfaction and quick turnaround
Clients included: The City of Flint, The UAW, Greater Flint Arts Council, Buckham Gallery

 
Co-founder and Creative Director,
Paper Ghost Cassettes
Chicago, IL | July 2012 - August 2013
Designed, screen printed, and assembled small-run cassette packaging, Built networks of local artists
Public Works
Libertea
Free City Festival
Flint, MI | Aug. 2017
A free herbal tea developed with herbalists Jim MacDonald, Janet Kent, and Dave Meesters to help restore those affected by lead poisoning, served alongside a living sculpture created with Andy Ray and featuring a collaborative screen printing experience and take-away posters
High Speed
Unusual Operation Operation
Flint, MI | Nov. 2014
Seamless wallpaper screen printed and installed on-site with attendees as part of Part Deco exhibit

 
North Side Correspondence School
Flint Public Art Project
Flint, MI | Oct. 2014
16 typographic murals on abandoned homes as part of Flint Public Art Project’s Neighborhood Art Parade series, Developed in partnership with Salem Housing, Flint Neighborhoods United, the Neighborhood Restoration Coalition, Maurice Davis, Friends of Max Brandon Park, and UFO Village Streets Alive

 
Plants After Plants
The Mid Michigan Zine Fair
East Lansing, MI | Oct. 2014
One-sheet publication highlighting the plants of the “Chevy In The Hole“ brownfield, Screen printed on-site with help of attendees

 
Boldly Go
The Crim Festival of Races
Flint, MI | Aug. 2014
10 graphic mile markers for The Crim Festival of Races

 
Fruits of Labor
Unusual Operation Operation
Flint, MI | May 2014
'Berry Medley' prints screen printed on-site with attendees as part of an installation for Eat Up exhibit

 
Print For Fun
Flint’s Second Friday Art Walk
Flint, MI | Sept. 2013
A free sidewalk screen printing demonstration

 
Skills
Adobe Creative Suite, Screen printing, Bookbinding and bindery equipment, Letterpress printing, Offset pre press, Relief printing, Vinyl graphics, Calligraphy, Environmental graphics, Microsoft Office
Featured Work
Print
Flint DIY Collective Zine | 2013
Journal of Artists’ Books 33 | 2013
Columbia Chronicle | 2011

Web
Lifecycling: Using art to breathe new life into a city, Mic.com | 2017
Project working to revitalize Flint neighborhood through art, Kyle Mitchell for NBC25 News | 2014
Flint Public Art Project seeks to replace blight with positive words for next neighborhood art parade, Scott Atkinson for MLive | 2014
Artists Ask What It Means to Like, Share, Follow, Hyperallergic | 2012
Melisa Morgan, Mint Magazine UK | 2010


 
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