Michael Ross

Summary

Boston-based multidisciplinary design leader with 17+ years of innovative consumer focused art direction, graphic design, illustration, brand identity and fashion design experience in the apparel, print and music industries. Highly specialized in consumer strategy and brand development with action sports, performance, outdoor, heritage and lifestyle brands as well as entertainment and graphic t-shirt cultures.

Possesses dynamic leadership talent, entrepreneurial spirit, strong knowledge of aesthetic form, intuitive attention to detail and the ability to design into various consumer targets by interpreting trends as commercial graphics. Brings a strong point of view built on personal inspiration and creative ideas while aligning to brand identity to create both fresh and compelling graphic stories; possesses a proven track record for creating on-trend best-selling designs that consistently meet objectives while maintaining brand identity and increase profits.

Dynamic hands-on team player who leads by example; identifies, nurtures and directs talent; creates opportunities and leverages strengths. Excellent communications skills, ability to persuasively present graphic, design and trend concepts, as well as effectively communicates responsibilities and timelines to design teams. Superior organizational, time management and artistic skill sets make me an ideal candidate for success in a creative, fast-paced, multi-faceted, deadline-driven environment.

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