Graphic Design / Interactive Design / Fine & Applied Arts / Parkland College

“I’m still getting used to the idea of doing something I love for a living.”

Michael Morgan

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Michael Morgan

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Michael MorganHometown: Chicago IL
Year Graduated: 2006
Currently Working at: Weiskamp Screen Printing
(Champaign IL)

How does it feel to be a professional designer? So far great, I’m still getting used to the idea of doing something I love for a living. I should have done this years ago.

How do you like your job? I enjoy it very much, working in a creative environment with interesting people and great music. Life is good.

How did you get this job? Newspaper ad and interviewing skills.

What was the most exciting project you’ve worked on since graduation? I’m working on it now. It’s a logo design for a beauty salon for a client in Chicago. I also do book covers as a freelancer, and always enjoy working on books with non-descript titles (i.e. Legal Liability and Recreation and Sports). What’s up with that title?

What were some of the most important things you’ve learned while at Parkland? Understanding the basics of design, color management and keeping up with the latest software programs.

What is your favorite typeface and why? Avant Garde and Kabel, because they are both sharp and round at the same time. Both of these fonts always show a sense of direction and movement.


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