Since I was young I was always into art and design. I dibbled with sticks and paint since I was little and so started my quest to be someone great, something great. I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011 receiving a BFA in Architecture and Graphic Design. I've studied art and design
Since I was young I was always into art and design. I dibbled with sticks and paint since I was little and so started my quest to be someone great, something great. I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011 receiving a BFA in Architecture and Graphic Design. I've studied art and design since I was seven. I'd like to think of myself as a young Davinci. Along my quest to become a artist I found and studied under famed comic book artist Guy Dorian.
As years went on and I completed my training from the best artists I could find, I started to focus on current trends and became really interested in the technology mobile UX/UI (Design, Navigation, Flow, etc) space. I started to gain experience from all over (NY, California, Georgia, etc). I wanted to push myself further so I sold all my stuff, packed my bags, and started to travel the oceanic and live and work abroad in Australia. Thus started my craving for Entrepreneurship. I learned from what I saw abroad and started to apply it to my work.
I am currently a Art Director for a ad agency and Founder of Exhbit.com (think airbnb meets Craigslist) a marketplace classified community that is connected with social media to ensure you know who you're dealing with and that you're always safe. I've been a guest speaker for the Industrial product design company Quirky.com on their live web panels. I've articles writen about my work such as playingcardscollector.net. I've designed for corporations such as SBNation.com, TheVerge.com, A11FL, NY Red Bulls, & WWE. My designs were for products and enterainment such as Dove, AMC's Breaking Bad, Coors Light, Bacardi, and WWE product line. I was a Creative Director of Downergroup's AXIM team, designing UX/UI system.
Senior UI Designer @ Responsible for all UI Visual Elements of Jibe's platforms, and creating visual engaging elements for Mobile and Desktop designs. Senior UI Designer involves critical thinking, UX work flows, and collaboration with the Director of UX. From May 2015 to Present (8 months) Greater New York City AreaArt Director @ Responsible for producing innovative ideas for the visual elements of campaigns in all kinds of media. This includes responsive designs for web, mobile, and print design. From May 2014 to May 2015 (1 year 1 month) Founder @ Exhbit.com is a new generation of classified sites. It will be completely refreshed and new than all the others classified sites. The philosophy of the site knowing who you're dealing with on the other end of a transaction. Unlike other classified sites, ours is friendly, easy to use, and has multiple opportunities to sell your items as we as creating your own store. On top of that, you get to meet great people and have easy of mind knowing who's on the other end. We've taken everything that has failed and using that to fuel our success. From January 2014 to May 2015 (1 year 5 months) Jr. Art Director @ My job is working with photographers images and using them to update social media content for the team during live games. From April 2014 to October 2014 (7 months) UI Designer @ Worked as a freelancer on the UI/UX of Verizon's wireless app payment gateway. My job was to figure out the flow and the best user experience to combine payments for customer billing. From March 2014 to May 2014 (3 months) UX Designer @ Worked as a freelance UI/UX Designer designing various iPad layouts in photoshop for Pharmaceutical companies. From January 2014 to March 2014 (3 months) UI Designer @ Worked on various Pharmaceutical iPad application. Designed layouts, UI/UX interface, flow, and user functionality. From December 2013 to January 2014 (2 months) Creative Director of UX/UI @ As Creative Director Oversee iPad application design for AMIXPRO, a system to alert
employees of situations that need to be attended to in industrial areas and public transport
areas for this $5 billion global company. Focus on layout, UI design, user experience while working with the latest Jquery mobile platform. Coordinate visual design development with the programming team and provide creative-direction and art-direction to the team. From April 2013 to December 2013 (9 months) New South Wales Area, AustraliaFreelance Graphic Designer @ WWE is the largest professional wrestling media and entertainment company in the
world. My job at WWE as Graphic Designer was to coordinate with the Art director
to design for the marketing and sales store they are setting up in Miami. I designed
branding for a variety of merchandise and advertising pieces From December 2012 to January 2013 (2 months) Web Designer @ As the in-house Graphic Designer my job was to redesign the site and work on email ad banners. From October 2012 to December 2012 (3 months) Greater New York City AreaGraphic Designer @ Clear Channel Media is the parent company of the iHeart Radio Application. They
are located in NYC and are most famous for various hit radio stations such as z100,
a top 40’s hit’s station. As Graphic Designer my job consisted of making logos for
new stations being brought into the iHeart community. While working there I also
worked on the iHeart Radio Music Festival branding. The festival consisted of Artists
such as Taylor Swift, GreenDay, Lil Wayne, and more. From August 2012 to October 2012 (3 months) Greater New York City AreaTemp Contract @ Vox Media is the parent company of “SB Nation”, “The Verge”, and “Polygon”. They
are a publishing house for media groups (Tech, Sports, Gaming). Responsible for
layout design in Photoshop and mocking up ad proposals for big named clients. I assisted the art director with design and worked collaboratively with the in house graphic
designers and artists on the graphic elements of marketing and publishing
materials. Extensively use the Adobe CS5 suite of products. From October 2011 to June 2012 (9 months) Greater New York City AreaINTERN @ Created a new brand identity, collateral, and marketing designs for St Andrew's Prep school. From January 2011 to March 2011 (3 months) Graphic Design Intern @ Received an Internship in the Graphics Design department of Datascope Corporation, a global medical device company that has won many design awards for their products. Gained valuable experience working in a large corporate setting and strengthened his skills using Photoshop and Illustrator. Many of the projects and pieces worked on were for overseas publication. From June 2005 to July 2005 (2 months) Greater New York City Area
BFA, Graphic Design @ Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) From 2006 to 2011 Mike Lemma is skilled in: InDesign, Illustrator, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Art Direction, Dreamweaver, Web Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Packaging, Branding & Identity, Layout, Photoshop, User Interface Design, Advertising, Concept Development