Michael Black

Michael Black

FREELANCE – VISUAL DESIGNER

My name is Michael Black and I specialize in Logo Development, Marketing and Web Design. I have had the privilege of working with many early stage startups, in-house teams, advertising/marketing agencies, business to business and business to consumer brands for over 20 years.

Working alongside and in partnership with my clients, my goal is to develop and deliver engaging user experiences, expand brand awareness, drive new customer acquisition and increase revenues. I am a collaborative leader who uses proven solutions to build consensus and strategic goals with peers and stakeholders.

I currently reside near Charlotte, NC. Originally from Portland, Oregon, I am a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelors degree in Visual Design & Fine/Allied Arts.

Michael Black

Michael Black

BRAND, DESIGN, & MARKETING

My name is Michael Black and I specialize in Brand, Design, and Marketing. I have had the privilege of working with many early stage startups, in-house teams, advertising/marketing agencies, business to business and business to consumer brands for over 20 years.

Working alongside and in partnership with my clients, my goal is to develop and deliver engaging user experiences, expand brand awareness, drive new customer acquisition and increase revenues. I am a collaborative leader who uses proven solutions to build consensus and strategic goals with peers and stakeholders.

I currently reside near Charlotte, NC. Originally from Portland, Oregon, I am a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelors degree in Visual Design & Fine/Allied Arts.

Areas of Expertise

• Creative Development
• Branding & Identity
• UI/UX Design
• Social/Mobile Design
• Digital Marketing

Areas of Expertise

• Creative Development
• Branding & Identity
• UI/UX Design
• Social/Mobile Design
• Digital Marketing

Accomplishments

• Consulted with companies ranging from early stage start-ups to Fortune 500.
• Lines of business include Financial, Healthcare, Professional, Retail, Manufacturing, and Technology.
• Worked with C-Level management to define online business marketing goals and objectives.
• Managed and led digital turnaround strategies; increasing engagement, conversions and revenues.
• 20 Years experience managing design, development, contractor, and vendor teams.

Client Experience

Adapt
Adjita Investments
Adobe
Apple
Aquaflow
Atlas Copco Wagner Mining
Avery
Coca-Cola
Columbia Funds
Columbia Management
Corner Office

Dewalt Tools
Disney
DreamHome Foundation
Extensis Software
GE Interlogix
Gemstone Systems
GloGlov
Grantree Furniture Rental
Harry & David
Hollywood Video
HP

Inspiration Networks
Intel
Lamb Weston
Legacy Financial Group
Longitudes
Macheesemo Mouse
Matria Healthcare
Mengis Capital
Nike
Old Spaghetti Factory
PeaceHealth

PII Systems
Port of Longview
Port of Portland
Sentrol
Siemens
Staxburger
Tektronix
Titan Financial Services
Toyota
US Bank
US Software

BRAND
+ Strategic Planning
+ Naming & Trademarks
+ Concept Development
+ Value Proposition
+ Positioning & Placement
DESIGN
+ Logo & Identity Systems
+ Brand Development
+ Marketing Communications
+ Promotions & Events
+ Environmental
DIGITAL
+ UI/UX Design
+ Web Site Design
+ Mobile Applications
+ Organic/Paid Marketing
+ Social Media Design
CONTACT
Mike Black
2764 Pleasant Road
Suite #11007
Fort Mill, SC 29708-7299
USA

Let’s work together