Micah Bowers

Micah Bowers

Vancouver, United States
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Micah Bowers

Micah Bowers

Designer
Vancouver, United States
Member since January 3, 2016
Micah is a freelance illustrator and brand designer who believes that design should aspire to the level of a story. At its best, design identifies a need, stirs a desire for change, and sheds light on a path that is uniquely helpful, hopeful, and human.
Micah is now available for hire
Employment
  • Illustrator | Designer
    Micah Bowers Design
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Excited to meet the growing need that businesses have for engaging, high-end visual content.
    • Completed nine in-depth branding projects in 2015. Six of the projects involved new businesses, while the other three helped established companies reignite their brand image.
    • Delivered eight original illustrations for a large, online marketing company's shiny new website.
    • Started an instructional blog for artists and designers that want to learn to vector trace hand lettering in Adobe Illustrator.
    • Rebranded one of Portland's most successful roofing companies, including everything from a new logo system to the t-shirts worn by roofers-in-training.
    Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe InDesign
  • Branding Expert
    Arrow (via Toptal)
    2016 - 2016
    • Developed a brand story and user journey outline to connect the Arrow app with emotions and experiences that people can relate to.
    • Provided art direction and styling inspiration for the look and feel of the Arrow app.
    • Created a compelling visual identity for the Arrow app, including logo, logotype, app icons, app typography, and app color scheme.
    • Refined in-app copywriting to better reflect Arrow's brand story and make the onboarding process clearer.
    • Created a set of 5 dynamic animations to add excitement and energy to the Arrow app's onboarding screens.
    Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, After Effects
Education
  • Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Time-Based Arts
    Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN (USA)
    2008 - 2011
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design
    Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN (USA)
    2004 - 2008
Experience
  • Adobe Illustrator10 years
  • Adobe Photoshop10 years
  • Drawing15 years
  • Design10 years
  • Illustration10 years
  • Logotype4 years
Tools
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
Vancouver, United States
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