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MICHAEL BRUNER
Web & PRINT designer
& WEB DEVELOPER

I'm a creative evangelist, artist, music buff, book lover, backpacker, sports fanatic, husband, father, friend and mentor... and a believer in the next big idea.

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THE OBLIGATORY "WHO I AM".

A creative evangelist and a believer in the next big idea.

With a wide skill set and years of experience, I am quick to fit into a team environment or lead a team to success. So whether you are interested in redesigning your existing site, developing a unique new website, or just need a killer comp to get things started, I can help.

  • Power user in Creative Suite software
  • Skilled in standards-based HTML and CSS with deep understanding of scripting languages,
  • Skilled communicator and team leader with over a decade of successful project mangement.
  • Decades of success in print design, illustration and prepress.
My Portfolio
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Years Web Design
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Years Print Design
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Years Creative Director
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Awards Won

Services

From web design, wireframing and front-end development for the web; to print design, illustration, color correction to prepress for print project, I have the ability to take your project to the next level.

Web Work

  • Concept
  • Design
  • Development

A successful web design is a balance of function and brilliance communicating an idea, concept or information. That means that your web design must be reponsive, functional and yes, brilliant.

Print Work

  • Concept
  • Design
  • Prepress

Twenty years of award winning experience in print and illustration, with an extensive background in color theory, prepress and print production, you are assured of a cutting edge design that looks as good on paper as it did on the screen.

Branding

  • Discovery
  • Concept
  • Design

A logo is not a brand. But a logo represents the brand. One of the 20th century’s most influential designers, Milton Glaser, said, “The logo is the entry point to the brand.” Great logos should have an immediate visual connection to the brand, be memorable and be aesthetically brilliant.

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Mike's 5ive Rules

It's really not that complicated. I combine human factor design, aesthetics, natural design rules and a great attitude.

  • BE NICE & LISTEN

    Engage, learn and respect the content.
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  • Work Real hard

    Work smart, set an example & innovate.
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  • Don't settle

    Be brilliant but respect the scope.
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  • Lead & Follow

    Know when to do which, & learn.
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  • The next big idea

    Know whats next & respect diversity.
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Skills

I am blessed with exceptional creative talent combined with solid technical skills in standards-based HTML and CSS with a deep understanding of scripting languages and a believer in responsive design. I am an experienced User Experience designer passionate in the belief that interaction means more than just being online. With over twenty years of experience as an award winning designer, art director, and creative director I have the proven ability to train, motivate and inspire creative teams to deliver superb creative work under tight deadlines and develop positive, productive partnerships and dynamic,compelling solutions that map to business objectives with outstanding results.

Specialties: Power user in Creative Suite software, User Experience design, skilled in standards-based HTML and CSS, deep understanding of scripting languages, creative department budget and management experience, project management, editorial and advertising photo shoot direction, wire framing, graphic design, illustration, color correction and pre-flight of magazines and books.

SOFTWARE & CODE

Adobe PhotoShop
98%
Adobe Illustrator
85%
Adobe InDesign
75%
Adobe Dreamweaver
90%
Adobe Xd
70%
HTML/Css
80%
Javascript
65%

TALENTS & EXPERTISE

Creative Direction
90%
Web Design
90%
Brands & Logo Design
80%
UX Design
80%
Print Design
85%
Illustration
85%
Prepress & Color Correction
80%
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A new Challenge

Accepting new creative challenges takes a commitment of time and energy, and sometimes you can't pin an immediate R.O.I on creativity. My reasoning? New challenges are an opportunity for growth.

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Experience

Over twenty years of experience as a web and print designer and creative director. Proven ability to deliver superb creative work under tight deadlines.

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2019-Present

Senior Digital Design Consultant, Integrated Marketing - BJC HealthCare, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Design, develop and support web sites for over a dozen hospitals and health care facilities
  • Participate in strategic and functional marketing meeetings with developers, marketing and communication managers and staff.

2015-2019

Digital Design Supervisor, Web Services - BJC HealthCare, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Manages, leads, and directs five-member design team that focuses on the design of digital applications including: mobile, web, interactive experiences and user-interfaces.
  • Develop and direct creative and production processes for all web and print projects.

2012-2015

UX Design Lead, Enlogic Systems - Wildwood, Missouri; London, U.K.; Shanghai, China

  • Design leadership for company web site, video, print, experential marketing, booth displays and software interfaces.
  • Global management and leadership responsibilities for programming and design.
  • Member of Strategic Global Marketing Team.

2011-2012

Creative Director, Nimbus EMR, St. Louis, Missouri

  • UI development for medical software
  • Design, build and manage company web site.
  • Design all experiential marketing displays and marketing assets
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Clients

Its always been a "mantra" of mine that I can design for any subject matter, organization, content or company. My client list reflects that assertion. Wine and beer companies, non-profit conservation organizations, data centers, car dealerships and financial institutions are included on my client list. And there are more.

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