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ABOUT IAN ARTHUR MERRILL

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all started in Algonquin, Illinois where I was born and raised. I grew into a deep love of music and starting playing guitar. I was in a metalcore band named Eleventh Day for years, all-the-while I was designing flyers, t-shirts, and album artwork. I couldn't deny my visual creativity, so it was off to the corn fields of DeKalb, Illinois, where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from Northern Illinois University. After my years studying amongst the corn, I longed for the hustle and bustle of the city. Now, my wife and I reside in the Ukrainian Village on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. Together, we love traveling near and far, whenever we can!
If it is design you seek, please drop an electronic message on me. I am currently available for freelance typography, logo/identity, print, web, or motion design. If you are not seeking design, I would still like to know what you think of my work, so please let me know. Thanks again for checking out my site!



RESUME:
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EXPERIENCE

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Motion Graphics Designer
Jan 2012 - June 2013
2D/3D animation, video/film visual effects, and post production. Cinema 4D to After Effects workflow. Occasional logo, print, and web design.


Event Production Services of NIU
Marketing/Design Manager
Jan 2008 - Jan 2011
Responsible for hiring and managing a design team of three designers. Working with clients to create marketing campaigns, and branding. Plan, promote, and set up events on campus.

EDUCATION

Northern Illinois University
BFA, Visual Communication
2008 - 2011
Experiential Learning Center
Team Member 2010

Sophomore Leadership Award 2008


Elgin Community College
General Education
2005 - 2008
Spartan Design Club Member

ACTIVITY

AIGA | The Professional
Association for Design

Chicago Chapter Member 2008 - Present
NIU Student Group Officer 2010 - 2011


The Society of Typographic Arts
STA Member 2008 - Present

SEEK Design Conference
Volunteer 2009 & 2010

NIU Campus Activities Board
Marketing Committee Member 2008 - 2009

PROFICIENCY

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Indesign
Garageband
MAC & PC Operating Systems


FAMILIARITY

HTML5 & CSS3
Adobe Dreamweaver
Wordpress & Drupal
Cinema 4D

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