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My name is Michael Lawson. I am a highly creative and talented Graphic Designer with over 15 years of professional and freelance experience in the graphic design industry.

At a young age, I developed a passion for art, from drawing with crayons and colored pencils, to drawing on the computer. Throughout all of my years in school and high school, you could find me in attendance in art classes. Originally, I wanted to be an artist, but once I enrolled in a local community college, I discovered my dream of becoming a Graphic Designer, taking courses in the basics, both in Mac and PC environments.

In 1993, after moving to Arizona, I enrolled in Al Collins Graphic Design School (now known as Collins College). There, I obtained the knowledge of the Fundamentals of Graphic Design as well as Photography and Video Production. My passion for Graphic Design has really grown and I knew I made the right choice for a career as a Graphic Designer. In 1995, I obtained my AA Degree in Visual Communication.

After landing my first job as a Graphic Designer, I decided to further my education. I enrolled in Al Collins Graphic Design School again in 1999 to learn more about the Multimedia Industry. I gained the knowledge and skills to create Interactive Design and the basics of Web Design.

I wanted to enhance my currert degrees and in 2008, I enrolled at Sessions College of Professional Design in the Master's program in Graphic Design. This program includes courses in Advanced Graphic Design, Package Design, Layout Design and Web Design.

With the passion for Graphic Design, my education and experience, I look forward to working with you to help present new ideas and strong visual solutions that will communicate well and meet yours and your clients' needs.