Over 40 years of experience, I have served as a senior-level designer, providing visual direction and creative/graphic services for complete design processes (i.e., market research, conceptualizing, design, and implementation of projects) using specialized technical skills in multiple disciplines (i.e., design, photography, illustration, page layout, typography, branding/visual identity, marketing, animation, and interactive media/web) and creating successful design solutions for both digital and print for a variety of commercial and military corporations. These positions required me to comprehend broad conceptual requirements (oral and written) which convey complex issues, scenarios or technical/scientific concepts. Experienced in detailed analyses and development of best technical approaches for presentation to senior level management. Highly experienced in the area of trade show coordination and exhibit design. Proficient in the use 3D modeling for use in the development of specific illustrations and animations. Highly knowledgeable in the area of all facets of print design and pre- and post-press proofing. Creative photographer and videographer with excellent knowledge of pre and post production editing.
Senior Graphic Designer
Booz Allen Hamilton – Secret Clearance
December 2018 – Present
Provides creative services support to Booz Allen as well as many other government and commercial customers through the creation of various multi-media imagery for use in print, web and motion graphics products. Assists with the coordination of various military exhibits and symposiums nationwide. Design and oversee the production of marketing collateral such as data sheets brochures and posters. Responsible for providing graphic support (agenda packets, briefing packages, wayfinding signage, maps, welcome signs, banners) for special events and conferences. Develop marketing and communication strategy for Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD). Improve methods of communications within the Directorate and other CERDEC entities. Digital create high-end graphic solutions for senior level presentations. Creative photographer for technical and marketing use. Digitally retouch and/or enhance photos when necessary.
Senior Graphic Designer
Solari Creative, Inc.
August 2014 – December 2018
Same position as above under previous contract.
Michael Fridley & Associates, LLC
November 2012 – Present
Produce high quality graphics and illustrations for use in proposals and presentations. Design and oversee production of brochures, fact sheets, posters, and print advertising. Create highly detailed 3D product concepts from engineers’ ideas, sketches, drawings and/or CAD models. Develop 3D animation from product models. Video tape products in the field and produce quality videos for technical and marketing objectives. Creative photography of products for technical and marketing use. Digitally retouch and/or enhance photos. Design and coordinate installation of trade show booths at symposiums and conventions. Interface with print houses to produce large format posters and murals, as well as brochures and fact sheets.
Media & Communication Director
General Dynamics Robotic Systems
February 2001 – November 2012
ovided onsite graphics support to all programs producing high quality concept illustrations, marketing collateral, advertising, photography, video production, and 3D animations. Prepare press releases, media inquiries, and promotional events. Designed and coordinated trade shows, job fairs, and technical conferences.
Creative Concepts Designs
June 1996 – August 2000
Provided creative services support to a variety of companies in many different industries. These services include corporate identity, marketing collateral, advertising, illustrations, product concepts, photography and animation.
Supervisor - Presentation Department
Martin Marietta - Lockheed Martin Corporation - Secret Clearance
March 1986 – September 1996
Supervised a team of graphic designers, typesetters, and word processors. Responsible for work assignments employee evaluations, equipment assessment and purchasing, and operated as customer interface.
Microsoft Office Suite
Adobe Creative Suite (CS)
Michael Fridley & Associates
2913 Strathaven Lane, Abingdon, MD 21009