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I'm Steve Linville.

Art Director Designer

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About

Let me introduce myself.

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I am a results-driven designer specializing in an assortment of situations from large-scale wall murals to hand-held UX apps. I hope to offer a fresh perspective through research and high-quality design. I create visual impact and improve company culture with environmental graphics, experiential design, museum-quality displays, brand development, screen-printed apparel and more.

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Metro-Detroit born and bred Designer. Much of my experience has been through trial and error, self-taught with an occasional course to keep things fresh.

  • Name: Steven Linville
  • Job: Art Director • Designer
  • Website: www.StevenLinville.com
  • Email: Steve@LinvilleDesign.com
  • Favorite Quote: Just Do It.

Skills

My talent is more than a few measureables and program knowledge, below is a snapshot. I would like to give myself 100% for each of the items - however it goes without saying, there is always more to learn.

  • 90%
    Art Direction
  • 90%
    Brand Identity
  • 95%
    Project Management
  • 90%
    Graphic Design
  • 85%
    UX Design
TESTIMONIALS

PASSION GOES A LONG WAY.

A few words from satisifed clients.

Resume

Credentials.

I am an experienced Art Director and Designer.

Work Experience

Graphic Artist

March 2017 - Present

LSI Graphics

Lead Designer on projects for a wide assortment of events, exhibits, corporations, colleges & universities. Displays, wall graphics, timelines, signage and displays are necessary to showcase history, tradition and accomplishments.

Design - Project Manager

March 2007 - Present

Linville Design - Freelance

I do it all. A one-time wedding-photographer, I changed focus toward design with the knowledge and experience of photoshop for post-production. Now, for freelance projects I focus on brand development, logo creation and event & environmental graphic design. Need a logo, no problem. I design and screen print t-shirts, posters and invitations on occasion, as well.

Senior Art Director

June 2012 - March 2017

Fathead

Beginning as a Graphic Designer, promoted to Lead Graphic Designer, then to Custom Design Manager for the 'Fathead Pro' team. I managed both the Production Design and Creative Design teams at the same time. I held the role of Senior Art Director and then Creative Director for the company, leading the design team. I was involved in production work, custom orders, custom large-scale installations and product design. Management of the workflow for 16 designers in addition to occasional freelancers. Continuous improvement of processes, design concepts, experience design, ideation and more.

Adjunct Faculty

January 2014 - August 2014

Specs Howard School of Media Art

Instructor of students in Adobe Photoshop and Digital Photography.

Studio Designer

March 2010 - December 2011

General Motors Design Center

I was a Graphic Designer for the Large Truck and Performance Car Studios at the General Motors Design Center. I developed presentations, signage, badging and more. I was also a member of the Design Center Enviromental Action Team.

Education

UX Certificate

2019

General Assembly

Course to refresh my knowledge and understanding of the science and process of User Experience and User Interaction.

Certificate

2015

Design Core Detroit

Course discussing business acumen, business pitch to help clarify client offerings and value proposition.

Bachelors of Science

2011

Rochester College

I graduated Magna Cum Laude, earning a degree in Mass Communications. I focused on current media trends, both digital and traditional. I have a minor in Graphic Design and a Marketing concentration.

Certificate

2009

Specs Howard School of Media Art

Coursework included design instruction on the Adobe Creative Suite, motion graphics, website design and portfolio development. When completed, I had earned a Diploma in Media Design.

Associates Degree

2005

Macomb Community College

Knowing I wanted to be creative, I attended courses in Journalism, Photography, Graphic Design, Drafting and more which resulted in a general studies degree.

Portfolio

A Small Selection of Recent Work.

Banners, Displays, Posters, Logos, Timelines, Fliers, Signs, Post Cards, Photography and More!

Opportunity

Experience Matters

This portfolio is only a fraction of what I have accomplished through teamwork or solo. Design is my passion. Large-Scale Exhibits, User Experience (UX), Marketing, Photography and Screen Printing are each in my wheel-house.

Contact

How Can We Work Together?

I'm always interested in the opportunity to collaborate.

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Where to find me

Farmington Hills, MI
48331 US

Email Me At

Steve@LinvilleDesign.com

Call Me At

(586) 709.6508