Marcus Coleman

Marcus Coleman

Freelance Graphic Designer

Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area
Graphic Design

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Marcus Coleman's Overview

  • Graphic Designer at Freelance
  • Technical Communications Contract at Haworth
  • Director of Individual Events at Washtenaw International High School
  • Head Student Graphic Designer in the College of Technology Student Services Office at Eastern Michigan University

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Marcus Coleman's Summary

Graphic Designer with great communication skills and adaptable skills. Creates and innovates using graphic design to communicate to customers. Interested in using design to elevate a brand to another level.

Specialties: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, CSS, User Interface Design, Design Analysis, Communication, Oracle OnDemand, Creativity

Marcus Coleman's Experience

Graphic Designer


April 2010Present (4 years 6 months)

My projects range from print work (catalogs, brochures, etc.) and digital works (PowerPoints, Web Design, etc.). I have created marketing collateral for several companies that showcase the services they provide.

Technical Communications Contract


Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Furniture industry

May 2009December 2013 (4 years 8 months)

Comprehensive database management Oracle OnDemand
Price-book Alterations
Data entry
Photo editing
Competitive Intelligence
Graphic Design

Director of Individual Events

Washtenaw International High School

September 2012May 2013 (9 months) 510 Emerick St Ypsilanti, MI 48198510 Emerick St Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Work with students to hone their public speaking abilities
Act as a mentor
Help stress the importance of being a good person, a good student, and a good public speaker

Head Student Graphic Designer in the College of Technology Student Services Office

Eastern Michigan University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

June 2008May 2013 (5 years)

Provide graphic communication for the student services department
Assist in the main office with appointment scheduling, and organizing

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

May 2012April 2013 (1 year) Ypsilanti, MI

Provided students with tools necessary to build strong performances
Taught students techniques to improve their limited preparation speaking abilities
Judged at forensics tournaments
Served as the Tournament Director for the Alumni Tournament of 2013

Resident Advisor

Eastern Michigan University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

July 2009May 2010 (11 months)

Gave residents the resources needed to succeed in college
Maintain hall safety by applying rules and regulations
Held hall programs to educate students on important issues (ex. as race relations, education, and campus safety)
Build community amongst residents

Marcus Coleman's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Instructor

      FLY Art Center
      • Arts and Culture
      April 2013 present (1 year 6 months)

      The Eastern Michigan University AIGA taught design principles to children in Ypsilanti, MI. Using what they learned each child made a poster and displayed them in the gallery in the FLY Art Center.

    • Lecturer

      Zeeland High School Art Club
      • Arts and Culture
      December 2013 present (10 months)

      Talked with students about graphic design and how it impacts their lives. Provided a learning activity for them to explore elements of design.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Environment
      • Human Rights
      • Politics
      • Science and Technology

Marcus Coleman's Publications

  • Winning Orations (Larry Schnoor & Bruce Wickelgren, eds. 2012)

    • 2012
    Authors: Marcus Coleman, Larry Schnoor, Bruce Wickelgren

    A collection of winning speeches showcased at the 2012 Interstate Oratory Association National Competition in Boston, MA.

Marcus Coleman's Organizations

  • Eastern Michigan Forensics Team

    • August 2008 to April 2012

    Attend various tournaments around the country and compete in different speech events to qualify for the National Tournament sponsored the National Forensics Association.

  • AIGA

    • August 2012 to Present

Marcus Coleman's Honors and Awards

  • CTA Service Awards Fall 2008 - Winter 2011

    Eastern Michigan University Communications Department
    • August 2008

    The award is a scholarship given to students in the communication department involved in theatre, forensics, or performance studies.

Marcus Coleman's Skills & Expertise

  1. Graphic Design
  2. Public Speaking
  3. Teamwork
  4. Sketching
  5. Photoshop
  6. Layout
  7. InDesign
  8. Illustrator
  9. Drawing
  10. Posters
  11. Image Editing
  12. Dreamweaver
  13. Graphics
  14. Typography
  15. Brochures
  16. Web Design
  17. Logo Design
  18. Mac
  19. Illustration
  20. Visual Communication
  21. Screen Printing
  22. Brand Development
  23. Advertising
  24. Catalogs
  25. Branding
  26. Creative Problem Solving
  27. PowerPoint

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Marcus Coleman's Education

Eastern Michigan University

Graphic Design, Graphic Design, Communications, Creative Writing


Activities and Societies: Forensics Team, (RA) Residential Assistant

Marcus Coleman's Additional Information


Growth and Development, Drawing, Reading, Community Building, Music, Design, Hiking, Communication Theory

Groups and Associations:

National Forensics League

Honors and Awards:

Performance Hour I Ypsilanti, MI, 2009, 2011-2013
The Ray Quiel Speak From Your Heart Award I Eastern Michigan University, 2012
National Forensics Association Quarter Finalist in Extemporaneous Speaking I Athens, OH, 2012
Michigan Interscholastic Speech League State Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, and Oratory I Ypsilanti, MI, 2012
CMTA Excellence Award I Eastern Michigan University, 2008 - 2012
Michigan Capitol Discussion with the Michigan House and Senate Sub-committee on Education Funding I Lansing, MI, 2011
Harold E. Sponberg Award Scholarship I Eastern Michigan University, 2011
Dennis Beagen Forensics Award Scholarship I Eastern Michigan University, 2009
National Forensics Association Quarter Finalist in Impromptu Speaking I St. Louis, MO, 2009
Michigan Interscholastic Speech League Novice State Champion in Poetry and Dramatic Interpretation I Detroit, MI, 2008
University Grant I Eastern Michigan University, 2008

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