Eric Summers
Graphic Design, Oxford Mississippi United States
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Contact details
Tel: 662 609-8784
Brief Summary
Howdy, I'm Eric. Or, as some call me, ThatSummersGuy. I’m an illustrator and graphic designer based out of North Mississippi. I’ve been doing this for about 15 years now, and my mom totally thinks I don’t suck. I don’t have the big, fancy Bachelor’s degree like some others. I don’t go out hunting for awards and recognition. What I do have are the drive, determination, experience and talent to make sure your project gets completed to the highest of standards.
University of Mississippi School of Education
University of Mississippi School of Engineering
University of Mississippi School of Law
University of Mississippi Alumni Affairs
U.S. Bank
PMQ, Inc.
Western Montana Fish & Game Association
National Institute for Undersea Science & Technology
Five Star Training
America’s Catch
United States Pizza Team
Bag Solutions, Inc.
Carver Franchise & Development
Eureka Bar & Grill
Harperville Baptist Church
Spyral Manufacturing
A-S.T.E.P. Consulting Group
AM Manufacturing
Lillsun Manufacturing
Boren-Hawkins Insurance
Foster Photography
Takeout Printing
Square Market of Batesville, MS
Message on Hold
Tri-State Forest Products

Professional Experience
PMQ, Inc.
Oxford, Mississippi
Creative Director (November 2001-August 2007)
Graphic Designer (August 2012-current)

Design, prepress and advertising for PMQ (later PMQ’s Pizza Magazine), a B2B publication reaching over 45,000 shops throughout the U.S.

Winner of 4 GAMMA awards from Magazine Association of the Southeast, including Best Single Issue in 2004 and Best Redesign in 2005.

Instrumental in bringing PMQ from a quarterly magazine in 2001 to an industry-leading publication currently running ten issues per year.

Key member of creation and implementation of PMQ Canada, PMQ Australia-NZ and PMQ China, each published quarterly.

Created branding programs for numerous subsidiary ventures of PMQ Inc., including United States Pizza Team, Pizza TV and Throw Dough.

Created branding and marketing material for PMQ Inc. tradeshows—PMQ’s New York Pizza Show and PMQ’s Orlando Pizza Show—including signage, mailers, stage design and show collateral.

Digital Pencil
Missoula, Montana
Owner (March 2011-current)

Graphic design/illustration services.

Pizza Australia
Oxford, Mississippi
Art Director (August 2007-current)

Design, prepress and advertising for Pizza Australia, a bimonthly B2B publication reaching over 7,500 shops throughout Australia.

UM Brand Creative Services
Oxford, Mississippi
Graphic Designer/Illustrator (November 2008-March 2011)

Member of the design team at University of Mississippi Brand Creative Services, an in-house marketing agency.

Strategy consultation, art direction, design, and prepress for all departments of the university.

Projects included a wide variety of branding collateral such as signage, recruitment brochures, trade booth design, promotional materials, e-blast and print newsletters, packaging and various other print collateral.

Oxford Publishing
Oxford, Mississippi
Graphic Designer (August 2007-July 2008)

Part of a design team responsible for providing collateral for the nation’s largest nightclub and alcohol trade show, including assorted print materials, signage and web design/email newsletters.

Hammons & Associates, Inc.
Greenwood, Mississippi
Graphic Designer (September 1999-September 2000)

Designer for numerous Mississippi delta companies, including Double Quick, Viking, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Kossman’s Inc., Factory Stores of Batesville, Mississippi Delta Community College and others.

Collaborated on several Mississippi Delta Ad Federation ADDY award winners.

The Panolian
Batesville, Mississippi
Graphic Designer (May 1995-August 1999)

Graphic designer (part-time during high school, then later full-time) responsible for twice-weekly newspaper layout, ad concept and design, and pre-press.

Periodically supplied political cartoons and illustrations for special edition covers and interiors.

Savannah College of Art & Design
Two years attended, Illustration major.

Northwest MS Community College
Associate in Applied Science 2001, Graphic Design 
Awards and Recognition
4-time Magazine Association of the Southeast GAMMA Award winner, including Best Redesign and Best Single Issue.

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