Michael Dawson
Product Design, United States
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Brief Summary

I am a Senior level Graphic Designer with extensive experience in Book Publishing for Nickelodeon & MTV Networks.

I have 5+ years of experience in all aspects of the design process from storyboarding concepts, working with illustrators and design teams, to setting up photo shoots and production.

I feel that my design skills and incredibly out going personality would be an asset to your team.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to have the opportunity to discuss the opening with you in person.

Michael Dawson
MTV, Nickelodeon, Next Magazine, HX Magazine, Sushi Samba, Payless, Nickelodeon Movies, Paramount
Professional Experience
Michael Dawson                           


[email protected]
9040 Fort Hamilton Pkwy 2K • Brooklyn NY 11209
732 690 337


Graphic Designer, Nickelodeon & MTV Global Publishing
March 2005 – Present
• Maintain day-to-day relationships and balance creative expectations with licensees including Simon & Schuster,
Publications International, Scholastic, Random House, Crayola, Penguin and an array of International Publishers.
• Manage the approvals of publishing products for properties such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, iCarly,
Go Diego Go, Blues Clues, Avatar The Last Airbender, Big Time Rush, Nicktoons!, South Park and Nickelodeon Movies.
• Responsible for the art direction & design of all creative toolkit materials for publishing group domestically.
• Recruit and train illustrators to create high volumes of character art based on yearly needs of the Publishing Plan.

Junior Designer, Nickelodeon
March 2005 - March 2007
• Responsible for product approvals & design of products including Publishing, DVD and Interactive.
• Trained & recruited freelance illustrators to create art for books and DVD.

Graphic Design Intern, MTV Networks
January 2005 - March 2005
• Assisted Creative Directors with photo shoots, design, and research.
• Assisted Studio Manager with daily tasks including design schedules, archiving library assets, creating presentations
and billing invoices.

Graphic Designer, Collegis
January 2001 - January 2005
• Designed game templates for XTML and Flash for medical and nursing students.
• Responsible for sketching storyboards to visually outline the design of interactive learning tools.


Parsons School of Design
BFA, GRAPHIC DESIGN, 2003 - 2005
Activities and Societies: Student Newspaper
Brookdale Community College


Knowledge of CS5 Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Indesign, Photoshop, HTML


Big Brothers & Sisters of NYC Member since 2008


Interior Design, Photography, Cooking, Mentoring, Architecture, Video Games

Awards and Recognition
Art Directors Club
Big Brothers & Sisters of NYC Member since 2008

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