Michael Hanaway [lvartist70]
What is your specialty?
Computer graphics, destop publishing, branding, logo development, and illustration.
Where can we view your portfolio online?
Go to www.FileTable.com and enter Projects123 (case sensitive) for the Access Key into my on-line portfolio.
What made you interested in design?
A lasting desire to be creative and communicate via the visual arts.
What has been your professional career path?
I worked for Cox Auto Trader Publications as a Senior Graphic Designer for over 6 years from April 2001 to October 2007.
What is your motivation? What makes you get up in the mornings?
To learn and grow in a field that is constantly on the rise in scale and technology.
How would you define your design style?
How do you promote and move your work?
I promote my work by networking with fellow artists in the local art organization the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), socializing with artists around the globe and posting my work on Artbistro.com, and attending various artistic events.
In which new areas would you like to experiment?
I would like to experiment in web design, 2D animation, 3D animation and continue expanding my depth as a fine artist.
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
I usually begin brainstorming with a concept when conceiving a design.
What is your favourite type of customer?
My "favorite" type of customer is one that is knowledgeable about the product and is aware of the time, cost and ability needed to create the work.
List some things you dislike seeing in design.
Design that does not address basic art techniques of balance, composition and hue.
Do you believe the newer generations are better at designing?
Not necessarily, newer software proficiency can not substitute for a lack of solid design competence.
Which software applications do you most utilize in your work?
I mostly utilize the Adobe CS2 and CS3 software applications such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. Also, I utilize Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
Up to what point do your designs reflect your personality?
My designs reflect my personality by how they are created with professionalism and sense.
If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
I would be directing other designers or painting.
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
Creative director for an advertising firm.
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
Yes, I want to continue to advance in this field for many years.
Las Vegas, Nevada